Why does hail often occur in Colorado cities?
There are many joys of living in Colorado, including access to incredible views of the Rockies and outdoor activities, to name a few. However, one downside of living in a high-elevation city in Colorado is that hailstones fall from the sky damaging your expensive belongings. Hail occurs when high wind gusts bring water droplets above the freezing point in our atmosphere. The water droplets collect together and freeze into a figure resembling an ice ball. Most hailstones are not perfectly spherical but can appear in many shapes and sizes.
Cities in Colorado have a high average in elevation; not only do we get to see the fantastic views of the Rockies, but we are also closer to that pesky freezing point in the atmosphere. As stated earlier, hail loves to form at the freezing point in the atmosphere. The record-holding hailstone fell through the troposphere in 2010 and touched the ground in Vivian, South Dakota, at 20.3 centimeters in diameter, weighing 878 grams. Can you imagine the damage that compact bundle of ice could have caused to a vehicle?
It's Covered By Insurance
Many homeowners and renters in Colorado Springs do not have access to covered parking. As a result, all that protects your car from being impacted by the next record-breaking hailstone is a tree branch or car cover. Unfortunately, only some have access to these car covers, and you must remember to cover them before a hail storm starts. Seeing your precious vehicle covered in dents after a nasty hailstorm is never a fun time, but luckily, most automotive insurance providers consider hail damages “Acts of God/Nature” and will not spike your insurance rates.
Our Experience With Hail Damage
Diamond Hail and Dent have over two decades of experience repairing vehicles with hail damage across the nation. We have seen cars completely totaled by hail damage and have encountered cars that only took an afternoon to repair. We repair most hail damages, dents, and dings using Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) tools and techniques.
PDR is an advanced dent repair technique that repairs damage without bonding, sanding, or painting. PDR is a non-destructive and eco-friendly way to repair hail damage. Visit our PDR Service page to learn how we remove hail damage using Paintless Dent Repair techniques.
Free Hail Damage Estimate
Paintless Dent Repair estimates are always free at Diamond Hail and Dent. Hail damages, dents, and dings can quickly turn a good day into a bad one, but we want to help restore your vehicle and eliminate damages caused by hail. We provide customers with a quick estimate and even work directly with insurance providers. If you don’t have an insurance claim, we can help you file one too.
Schedule a Free Estimate Appointment:
- Visit Diamond Hail and Dent in Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Give us a call at (719) 242-7091
- Fill out our Estimate Contact Form online