Why You Should Let Able Roofing Fix Or Replace Your Hail Damaged Roof
Have you just encountered a terrible hail storm in your Colorado home? Is your roofing damaged?
Do you need to replace or fix your roof by a competent and experienced roofing contractor in Colorado or Wyoming?
Look no further than Able Roofing. They will give you the best solution. Able Roofing is one of the best roofing contractors operating in the metropolitan area of Denver, Colorado.
Able Roofing is known for:
- Great craftsmanship
- Provision of both workmanship and manufacturer warranties
- Offer of the best roofing materials
- Being a leader in the roofing trade in Colorado and Wyoming
- Being a specialist in assisting customers to make insurance claims
- Having certified roofing inspectors and adjusters that can identify hail damage
Colorado witnesses more hailstorms than many other states and most of these hailstorms occur during fall, summer and spring months. They occur more in local areas. Hailstorms do not always cause serious damages to properties. But once in a while a hailstorm can produce hailstones large enough to cause a massive damage to the roof on making an impact. The size of these dangerous hailstones can be up to 3.5 inches in diameter and sometimes, it could be more.
This is can cause serious property damage to the siding, windows and roofing of your Colorado home. The damage will be more if your roof is already old and weak. Hailstones that are about 1.5 inches or more in diameter can render your roof unusable.
Colorado Hail Damage and Roofing
Signs of roof damage
Colorado and several other states in the United States witnessed more than the usual amount of hailstorms in the last couple of years and it has resulted in more hail damage in the roofs of Denver homes and homes in a few other cities in Colorado and Wyoming.
It has become very important for residents of Denver to become more proactive in inspecting their roofs for hail damage and it should be done regularly. Although hailstorms have always occurred all through the year in Colorado, the cases of hailstorms in Denver have recently risen above average. In fact, it has been reported that some hailstorms that occurred in Colorado have produced hailstones bigger than the size of a baseball or about the same size.
This size of hailstones can cause an unprecedented degree of damage all through Denver and its environs. So, homeowners need to take hailstorms more seriously. It is very important you understand how hail storms damage roofs.
What happens when hail hits your roof?
The biggest problem with hailstorms is that they drastically reduce the lifespan of your roof with several years. They cause different damages to different types of roofs. Here is the outline of how hail damages roofs:
When hailstones hit an asphalt roof, the protective granular surface of the asphalt shingle gets loose and it falls off. Once the granules have been removed, the shingle loses its protection. This reduces the lifespan of the roof and it makes the roof even more susceptible to more hail damage.
Even though this kind of roof is more resistant to hail damage, it can suffer a lot of dents and its coatings can get damaged too.
Wood Shingle and Shake Roofs
The impact of a large hail can bust the wood. This compromises one ply of the roofing and it also produces two narrow shingles with each of them being secured by only one fastener. This split reduces the lifespan of the roof. Apart from that, hailstones can also puncture wood roofing and wood shakes.
Damaged roof can lead to leaking shingles and this will allow water to find its way into the roof. So, it is important to know how to identify signs of hail damage.
How to identify hail damage
Asphalt is the commonest roofing material in Denver and other cities in Colorado because it offers durability. The first step towards fixing hail damage is being able to identify it. The commonest signs of hail damage are:
- When your metal air vents, siding and gutters are either dented or seriously damaged.
- When granules are found in the gutters
- When granules are found at the base of downspouts
- When your roofing shingles become softer to your touch
- When the roof’s asphalt shingle is either bruised or dented
Does homeowner’s insurance policy cover roof repair or roof replacement due to hail damage?
Homeowner’s policy will normally cover your roof if it has experienced hail damage . However, most policies will fully replace the roof instead of repairing it. This is because a damaged roof has shorter lifespan and little or no protection against water damage.
If your homeowner’s policy covers hail damage and your insurance provider accepts to replace your roof, it is your bit to pay a deductible for the new roof. To be sure that your homeowner’s policy cover hail damage, it is better you review your policy with your insurance company.
Never fall into the hands of people calling themselves storm chasers. They go from door to door offering their services from one neighborhood to the other in Denver. They are neither licensed in Colorado nor based in Colorado.
Often times they require upfront before doing anything. They do a terrible job. When you encounter any problem with your roof later, you won’t be able to track them. Be smart. Give your roofing job to experienced hands like Able Roofing. They are licensed and based in Colorado. They will always be available.
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Able Roofing your reliable and experienced roofing and storm damage specialists and property loss experts. Reach out to us at 303-872-5808 and feel free to schedule a consultation.
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