Hail Size and Damage Potential
A quick idea of what size hail it takes to cause damage
< 0.5″: Typically not much damage, maybe some plant damage
0.75″ – 1.0″: These sizes you can typically expect some sort of minor roof or siding damage, this size hail can cause issues later down the line and reduce the lifespan of your roof without immediate symptoms.
1.25″ – 1.5″: Here is where you start to see some major roof damage, causing defined shingle dents and dents or cracks in metal roofing and siding.
1.5″ – 1.75″: More severe roof damage, full roofs typically affected with multiple shingles or metal panels severely damaged.
1.75″ – 2.5″: Serious paint damage, cars significantly damaged and will require body work, garage doors and other exterior metal features damaged.
2.5″+: Windows broken and severe property damage, unsheltered animals may be at risk for serious injury. (see what this is like in the video ?)