Colorado residents are not strangers to large hail storms, especially if they live out on the eastern plains. Every summer, Colorado receives a number of large thunderstorms that leave a wake of destruction. With massive hail storms and high force winds, many Colorado residents are required to replace or repair their roofs nearly every year. As your local roof replacement company, we are committed to providing Colorado residents with reliable roofing services and helping them repair the damage these summer storms leave behind. After an intense hail storm or thunderstorm, you should immediately examine your roof for possible damage. There are some tell tale signs that every homeowner should be aware of.
Missing Shingles- One of the most apparent signs of roof damage is missing shingles. Northern Colorado is notorious for bringing about high force winds, regardless of whether or not there is a thunderstorm. High force winds not only have the ability to damage trees, but they also have the ability rip the shingles right off of your roof! It is important to examine your roof after such, to determine if your roof has been stripped.
Visible Damage- After a big hail storm, depending on what kind of shingles you have, you might be able to notice some visible damage to your roof. If you have asphalt shingles, you may notice some bruises or dents. If your shingles are made of a more sturdy material, such as concrete, you may notice that some are cracked or even broken.
Granules in Your Gutters- It is possible that asphalt shingles are among the most common type of shingles. Many homeowners opt for asphalt shingles because they provide a cost effective, yet beautiful roofing system. If your asphalt shingles have been damaged by hail, you may notice that some of the granules collecting in your downspouts or gutters.
You can find more information about identifying storm damage from the National Storm Damage Center. If you notice that your roof has been damaged, please do hesitate to contact us. We will work with you and your insurance to help redeem your claim and get your roof back into tip-top shape!