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In Building Code Discussions, Hail Is a Costly and Often Overlooked Peril

A midsized community can reduce hail damage by up to 20% by adopting and enforcing often-overlooked building codes, says a new report by the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center.

The savings could add up to between $4 million and $8 million annually for a town of 50,000, says the University of Pennsylvania’s risk-management school. However, most U.S. states lack statewide building codes and instead leave hail-loss mitigation to individual municipalities.

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