The facts, the damage and the need-to-knows about hail

The facts, the damage and the need-to-knows about hail

In 2012, Santam paid out over R300 Million towards hail related damages, our statistics show that hail related damage claims increased by over 3400% due to major hailstorms in the East Rand and Gauteng region. In 2008, Santam received no claims for hail related damages however this figure has increased tremendously over the past few years due to change in climate and global warming.

Hail storms can cause some serious damage to your roof, car and property during hail season, below, we give you an in-depth break down of the effects of hail along with some interesting facts.

Are you covered?

When it comes to hail storms, the good news is that if you have general insurance with Santam for buildings, your policy covers damage caused by hail stones. The same principle applies for motor vehicle insurance.

If you're unsure of whether you're covered for hail damage, contact your insurer today. If you're a Santam policyholder and you've been affected by a hail storm call our 24/7 SOS and claims line on 0860 505 911 for assistance.

Below, we give you an in-depth break down of the effects of hail along with some interesting facts.

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Don't get caught in a hail storm…if that day comes, you can click here to read our practical tips and advice about how to stay safe when it hails.

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