Hail Damage Roof Repair & Replacement
Serving Denver Metro & The Front Range
The Colorado Front Range
= "The Hail Capital"
The Colorado Front Range is usually called the Hail Capitol because the Colorado Springs to Denver metro area gets more severe hail events than anywhere else in the county. On average, this area gets pummeled by an average of 13 hail storms per year.
Although Colorado can get any type of hail at any time during the spring and summer, severe thunderstorm warnings often produce the larger, more damaging hail between April 15 and June 20.
These consistent hail storms can inflict significant damage on your home, especially your roof, as it takes the harshest beating when hailstorms strike. Roof hail damage in Denver Metro and along the Front Range can be quite extensive and lead to even more problems if not noticed and fixed in time.
Depending on the kind of roofing materials used on your house, hail damage to roofs in Denver can range from minor cosmetic issues to serious problems with structural integrity. Sometimes it can be hard to tell whether the damage is substantial or minor. Furthermore, initial damage that may look minor can lead to more serious issues in the future, such as corrosion or water infiltration.
When your roof becomes damaged, you’ll need to seek out hail damage roof repair or replacement services. First, you will need to either do a preliminary hail damage check yourself or schedule a Free Inspection with an expert.
Some of the most common types of roof hail damage include:
Hail Damage to Asphalt Shingles
Hail damage to asphalt shingles may consist of punctures, tears, fractures (bruises), or displacement of granules. The most common kind of hail damage is this granule displacement and comes in the form of small dents where the roof granules are pushed into the shingle mat or knocked off by the impact of hailstones hitting the roof. The granules typically protect the home from UV aging so these dents do often shorten the lifespan of the roofing material.
Hail Damage to Tile Roofs
Hail damage to tile roofs may appear as shallow hairline cracks or as small chips where the tile has broken off along edges and corners. In more sever cases, cracks will go all the way through to the bottom of the tiles or large pieces might be missing.
Hail Damage to Metal Roofs
Hail damage to metal roofs often is misunderstood as purely “cosmetic”. These dents in the roof are unsightly, but can also reduce the lifespan of the roof, harm it's water shedding capabilities, and damage seams between metal panels, leading to leaks, which can cause further damage. In rare cases, hail can puncture the roof, causing it to leak or fail entirely.
Hail Damage to Wood or Shake Shingles
Hail damage to wood or shake shingles is defined as a split or puncture in the wood caused by hailstone impact. Hail impacts in wood leave recognizable impact marks and you will often see cracks along the grain. Sometimes, shingles may even come loose.