If you are a driver in the Colorado Springs area, you are no stranger to witnessing some pretty brutal hailstorms. There’s nothing worse than watching helplessly as golf-ball-sized hail pummels your car, creating pesky dents and reducing the value every minute that the abuse goes on. While you are watching the hail wreak havoc on your vehicle’s exterior, you may be thinking to yourself “Why, oh why does it hail so much in Colorado?” Keep reading to find out!
Colorado Hail Information and Statistics
Throughout a thunderstorm, tiny ice particles collide with rain drops to accumulate a layer of water. Because of the mountains, the ice particles fall below the freezing line and get frozen into an icy, spiky clump. The clump then gets caught up in an updraft and is forced above the freezing layer, causing this new layer to freeze. The process then repeats itself over and over, making larger and larger hail. According to a 2016 study, Colorado had the second highest number of hail claims in the US from 2013-2015, second only to Texas. This is because Colorado’s Front Range is located in the heart of “Hail Alley,” which receives the highest frequency of large hail in North America due to its mountainous landscape.
Hail Damage Repair in Colorado Springs CO
Hail damage can range from a minor bump to a vehicle covered in dents, that’s why it’s important to let the experts assess the damage. Before you decide whether you hand over your hard-earned cash to the nearest body shop, come to Mike Maroone Body Shop and Collision Center for a free estimate. We’ll assess the hail damage and give you a no-obligation, free estimate for all materials and labor required to complete the job. Having been in the Colorado Springs area for over 40 years, we know a thing or two about hail damage, and we can get your car looking brand new in no time.
If you would like to schedule a free estimate with us, click on the banner above or give us a call at Mike Maroone Collision Center and Body Shop.