Posts Tagged ‘hail damage’
In Denver, we never know what the weather will be like from one day to the next. Last week temperatures were in the teens and this week we are going to see temps in the 60s. One condition we can always count on in the Mile High City, though, is WIND. We get high winds sweeping down the mountains and across the plains frequently, and as a homeowner you know these types of gusts can cause damage to your roof and other areas of your home.
What type of damage can wind cause?
Wind damage can be broken down into two basic types: direct and indirect. Direct damage is when actual roofing materials are blown off, damaged or displaced. Indirect damage is sustained from objects blown by the wind into your roof or house, causing damage. These objects are referred to as ”missiles.” Missiles can include anything from roofing material that has been pulled loose to gravel, tree branches, objects in the yard, and more.
Tonight some folks in Wheat Ridge not only experienced a good deal of hail, they were also treated to a power outage! Crazy September weather:
If you are one of the Wheat Ridge residents whose home was pelted with hail, give us a call if you notice any damage to your roof, gutters, or siding.
Small problems now can lead to big problems later.
Check out this aerial view of Wheat Ridge after the hail storm this evening:
Holy cow! Heavy equipment was called out to help with the clean up:
(Photos from 7News and TheDenverChannel.com’s Facebook page):
“The Eastern Plains and Front Range spent most of Saturday under severe weather warnings, with hail, high winds, and heavy rains pelting the region.” – The Denver Post
Everyone along the Front Range experienced some major storms Saturday evening. There were even some tornado touchdowns, although they were short-lived.
If you live in one of the areas affected by these storms and your home sustained water or hail damage, give us a call. Headquartered in Brighton, CO, we live and work in your neighborhood!
Hail Damage Experts
Attention all Longmont, CO, homeowners – did you sustain hail damage to your roof with the recent storms? If so, we’d like to help. Call A & H Roofing for an estimate, or even just an inspection if you’re not sure if your home got damaged or not. Sometimes it’s the unseen damage that can be the worst. We are here for you. Give us a call at 303.659.8088, or fill out our online estimate form.
Looking for a roofer? Hail damage, roofs, siding, and gutters are all in our wheel house. Plus, we serve the entire Front Range area. From Castle Rock to Cheyenne, from Strasburg to Steamboat Springs. We also install complete roof replacements in the mountain areas of Eagle, Summit, and Grand Counties.
A more comprehensive list of areas that we serve include:
Arvada, Aurora, Bailey, Brighton, Broomfield, Boulder, Bow Mar, Castle Rock, Centennial, Cherry Creek, Cheyenne, Commerce City, Conifer, Denver, Englewood, Evergreen, Fort Collins, Fort Morgan, Greeley, Golden, Highland Hills, Highlands Ranch, Hudson, Keenesburg, Lakewood, Littleton, Lone Tree, Longmont, Northglenn, Parker, Sheridan, Thornton, Westminster, Wheat Ridge, Windsor
Call us at 303.659.8088 or:
If you are a resident of Denver or any one of Denver’s surrounding cities, including Parker, Highlands Ranch, Thornton, Westminster, or Arvada, A & H Roofing is your local roofing expert.
What does being an EXPERT mean, exactly?
It means we have been in business since 1998. Prior to that, each of our founders, Tom Herman and Mike Aberle, had a long history in roofing. In fact, Tom Herman comes from a long line of family-owned roofing businesses. His father and all of his father’s brothers have owned their own roofing companies for years. You could say he grew up in the business.
It means we have our own in-house inspector for quality control along with the City and County inspector to insure the best quality job.
It also means all our crew leaders have been with the company for a minimum of five years. This guarantees quality of installation and assures that employees are not being trained on the job. We do not hire new installers when busy – we keep the same quality installers busy and loyal all year long.
Call us today at 303.659.8088 for all of your roofing, hail damage, gutter, and siding needs!
Every Coloradan knows that sinking feeling you get when the normally crystal clear sky darkens and out of nowhere the wind whips itself into a frenzy and it seems like the temperature drops 20 degrees in 20 seconds. The Colorado sky does not lie; hail is coming and it is coming fast. You can try and cover your more delicate plants and pull the car into the garage before the freak storm hits, but what about your roof? How do you cover your COVER?
Well, the bad news is you really can’t put anything over your roof to cover it from these sudden and severe hail storms Colorado is known for, but you can put a hail resistant roof on. If you think of coverage on an insurance level, well then, you are definitely covering your bases.
To the point: Last June, hail pounded the southern metro area. In one Parker neighborhood, almost every roof on one block needed to be replaced, except for Christy Thurman’s.
“We’re very pleased. We’ve had it inspected by an independent estimator and they’ve said it looks good,” Thurman said.
Why did Christy’s roof make it while others literally disintegrated beneath the hail? Because, back in 2006 she chose slightly higher priced hail resistant shingles ($6100 hail resistant vs $4800 standard).
Insurance companies have also been urging customers for years because it offers better protection and there are policy premium discounts good for the life of the roof. “That discount is sometimes between 10 and 35 percent, depending on the type of roof they have,” says State Farm Insurance Adjustor Robert Midgett.
Add to the mix that most roofs come with a 30-50 year limited warranty and maybe these hail resistant roofs just may be the shelter from the storm you are looking for. If your roof has been damaged by hail or you are looking to replace an older roof soon, give A & H Roofing a call and let us come out and consult with you on the benefits of hail resistant roofing.
We often get asked if a roof can be completely hail-proof. Unfortunately the answer is no. That doesn’t mean you need to replace your roof every time it hails or that there aren’t minor, often inexpensive fixes you can do to the hail damage once it occurs.
In Colorado, hail is a very real problem to roofs so investing in a hail-RESISTANT roof is a definite consideration. These products have Class 1 through Class 4 hail-resistance ratings, 4 being the highest. The ratings are given by taking a steel ball and dropping it from a pre-determined height and measuring the damage the roof has sustained.
Last night we had a major storm in the Denver metro area, including Parker and Centennial, complete with flash flood warnings, tornado warnings, and large hail. If you sustained any hail damage to your roof, gutters, or siding, call A & H Roofing at 303.659.8088. We can come out immediately.