Climate change is an important agenda item the world over for all levels of government and businesses alike. Insurance companies are particularly concerned with climate change and its impact on extreme weather events such as hurricanes or other super-storms that bring with them torrential rains and heavy snow, flooding and hail stones big enough to damage the shingles on the roof of your home and put hundreds of large dents on every panel of your car or truck.
These events used to be few and far between, particularly in Canada, where many of us are fortunate enough to have never experienced the full-force of nature’s mood swings. In the last several years however, Canada has been having its fair share of extreme weather; bringing with it, a number of significant hail events that have resulted in hundreds, thousands and even tens of thousands of home and auto repair claims from a single storm.
Paintless dent repair (PDR) has become the preferred repair method by insurers for hail damaged vehicles. In years past it was large American companies that would fly teams of PDR technicians from the southern United States, where hail is more common to service the Canadian market place.
However, in the last half decade, a handful of Canadian companies have emerged to challenge their American counterparts in the arena of large scale, national, multi-site hail repair for personal and commercial auto claims…