You Live in Hail Country Oregon. Are You Prepared?

Whether you live in Oregon, or elsewhere, hail storms don’t last long, but they pack a real punch. Every year, hail causes nearly $1 billion in damages, mostly to repair roofs and cars. A single series of evening storms in North Texas in May of 2011 caused an estimated $200 million to $300 million in damages, according to one estimate.*

You can save hundreds of dollars and hours of clean-up by making sure you understand your coverage, and taking some precautions, including checking your roof before the next hail storm.

Know What Your Insurance Covers and How Much You Need

  • Check your policy to see what’s covered and the deductible you’ve chosen. Check with us at Oregon Trail Insurance for added peace of mind.
  • Your insurance policy typically covers the cost to repair roofs and cars, and other common hail damage.
  • However, you may have a higher deductible for wind/hail damage.

The Dalles, You Can Take Action to Reduce Damage

If you haven’t taken a look at your roof in a while, now’s the time. Roof repairs today can help you avoid extensive, time-consuming clean-up later.

  • Repair or replace worn, curled or missing shingles.
  • If your roof is aging, consider replacing it before hail season begins.

When Storms Hit in Oregon, Protect Yourself-and Your Car

In severe storms, a hail stone can be as big as a softball and fall at 50-100 miles an hour.

  • Stay indoors!
  • Stay away from skylights and glass doors to avoid broken glass.
  • If it is safe, close drapes, blinds, or shades to prevent debris from blowing inside.
  • If you can, park your car in the garage or other covered area.

Contact Us!

For further questions and assistance, please contact Oregon Trail Insurance at 541-296-2395 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Content provided by: Safeco Insurance

*Southwestern Insurance Information Service

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