State Farm® Ready For 2011 Storm Season--Are You?
Bloomington, Ill, March 22, 2011 Wind and hail storms remain some of the most frequent and severe causes of property damage.
Damage caused by wind and hail cost State Farm® and its policyholders more than $3.2 billion in 2010.
While hail storms most frequently impact the Great Plains and Midwest, every state in the nation is susceptible. See how your state compares to others when it comes to wind/hail and most common insurance claims.
Several states have approved or are considering legislation designed to protect property owners when they contract for roof repairs. State Farm is working to help homeowners minimize damage when a hail loss occurs through support of this legislation and consumer education.
In addition, State Farm currently offers insurance premium discounts to homes with qualifying impact-resistant roofing products in 26 states and one Canadian province. There are areas of the nation's hail belt where homes have been reshingled two and three times during a 10-year period. Impact resistant roofing can save consumers time and expense by limiting damage. Homeowners not only save money through discounts, but they also reduce the hassle of recovering from storm damage. That helps insurers keep premiums as low as possible for customers.
Kim Lust, Public Affairs Specialists, (740) 364-5484
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