Hail damage is one of the leading causes of property loss in the United States. In fact, in 2019 wind and hail damage made up 34.3% of property damage claims nationwide.
No matter the specifics of your policy, home insurance is vital financial protection against damage from hail, which is all too common in the U.S. Here’s a breakdown of hail damage and property loss across the country.
Hail and property damage by the numbers
6.2 million+: The estimated amount of U.S. properties that were affected by one or more hail events in 2020 
192,988: The number of hail loss claims in Texas in 2019 
$3.1 billion+: The amount State Farm paid out for hail damage property claims in 2020, according to an April 2020 analysis 
4,611: The total amount of major hail events in Texas, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska in 2020 
$1.2 billion: The estimated amount of property loss to homes, businesses, and vehicles after a series of Texas hail storms in April 2021, according to the NOAA 
1% to 10%: Percentage of your dwelling coverage limit that your wind and hail deductible is based on
1lb 15oz: The weight of the largest hailstone in U.S. history, which fell in Vivian, South Dakota in 2010 
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Top 10 states for hail loss claims
Below is a list of the ten states that had the most hail loss claims in 2019, according to the III.
|State||Number of hail loss claims in 2019|
What to know about wind and hail claims
In states that experience frequent hailstorms— like the ones listed above — you’ll likely be required to pay a separate deductible for wind and hail loss. Wind and hail deductibles are usually more expensive than your standard deductible.
You typically have the option of setting your wind and hail deductible as 1% to 10% of your dwelling coverage limit. That means if you have a dwelling limit of $250,000 and your wind and hail deductible is 5%, you’ll have to pay $12,500 out of pocket before your insurer kicks in the rest for repairs.