The spring season is almost over, which means that many Coloradans are striving to get outside and soak up the sunshine. The Front Range is renowned for its unpredictable weather, with strong hail storms possible in a moment’s notice. If the roof system on your home or business needs some TLC before the heavy rain and hail comes, then we recommend scheduling an inspection with a local roofing company for the best results.
Schroeder Roofing in Fort Collins specializes in roof repair and replacement services to clients in need, relying on decades of experience and a fine attention to detail to help us generate the best results. We know how worrisome it can be dealing with a damaged roof, especially with the possibility of hail damages causing further problems. Keep reading for advice on how to prepare your roof for storm season this year, and be sure to reach out to us if you’re ready to schedule your inspection!
Inspect Your Roof System
One of the most important things you can do as a home or business owner is to proactively inspect your roof for any signs of trouble. Grab a ladder, safely secure it to your building, and get a closer look. Do you see any shingles that are cracked, curled up, or missing entirely? Even minor damages present can result in considerable damages once hail starts to drop.
As your roof repair professionals, Schroeder Roofing recommends taking a look at your roof (or contacting us for an inspection!) to find any signs of damage. Minor roof repairs now may help to prevent bigger damages and more serious repairs later on, saving you from high costs and lots of stress!
It’s also important to check the roof on your home or business following a hail storm to assess any new damages. Expediently diagnosing issues now can save you from complications later on, including more seamless insurance claims!
Check Your Gutters
While the condition of your roof seemingly has little to do with the health of your gutters, it’s important to check and see if these gutters are clean and free from damage. Clogged gutters can overfill and flood, putting your foundation at risk. The added weight of water (and the impacts from hail) can be enough to pull the gutter system away from the structure, leaving parts of your roofing exposed. If you notice any damages or concerns, be sure to address the problem with professional gutter services.
Check Your Insurance Coverage
Before the heavy hail comes down, we recommend investigating your insurance coverage to ensure that you aren’t surprised later in the season. Your coverage may vary based on your plan and carrier, so be sure to check and see what the specifics are.
Worried about dealing with your insurance company? Schroeder Roofing has experience with nearly all insurance carriers, and we can work with your agent throughout the process to create the best results. We’ll work on your behalf to ensure that all of the damages on your roof are properly accounted for to save you as much as possible.
Consider a Roof Replacement
If your aging roof is on its last legs, now may be the perfect time to consider roof installation services. A Class 3 or Class 4 roof system (relying on Owens Corning asphalt shingles) is rated to withstand heavy hail, and may prove to be much more cost-effective for you in the long run. Schroeder Roofing offers residential and commercial roof replacement services across northern Colorado, and we’re ready to discuss your plans moving forward to generate the most peace of mind once those thunderclouds roll in.
Want to see what a roof replacement would look like on your property? Check out our Virtual Home Remodeler before reaching out to our contractors for assistance!
Contact Us Today!
Storm season is here, and before you know it, hail-producing storms will be making their way across the Front Range. If you’re worried about the condition of your roof, be sure to follow a few of these tips, then reach out to our northern Colorado roofers for complete assistance.
Schroeder Roofing is here to get the job done right, offering professional services to ensure that your home or business is optimally equipped for success. Contact us today to get started!