Pictures taken from the first ever indoor hail simulation study that was performed by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) Research Center on February 20, 2013:
1. Hail stone exploding on impact, 2. Hail damage on metal roof, 3. Hail damage to aluminum gutter, 4. Dent to a car from hail
Visit www.disastersafety.org to learn more about how this first indoor hail simulation in the world came to be and what you can do to reduce catastrophic damage from hail. State Farm is one of the founding members of IBHS.
The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) Research Center is a unique, state-of-the-art, multi-risk applied research and training in Chester County, South Carolina. This facility is a tangible, very public demonstration of the property insurance industry’s deep commitment to reducing and preventing losses that disrupt the lives of millions of home and business owners each year. The scientific research conducted here will influence residential and commercial structural design and construction for decades to come, and will significantly advance building science by enabling researchers to more fully and accurately evaluate various residential and commercial construction materials and systems.
Photo credit from Flickr: State Farm