Homeowners’ Guide: Dealing with Hail Damage on Roofs (Part1)

Yes, hailstorms are unusual in the summertime in Colorado, but they do happen from time to time. Do you remember what happened last May 21st. A brief, yet powerful hailstorm slammed Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas, spewing golf ball-sized hail onto our streets, cars, and homes. The hail caused a lot of damage on houses across the area, including broken windows and damaged roofs. And now that winter is fast approaching, we can expect hail to hit in preparation for the coldest time of the year.

So how can we protect our homes from hailstorms? Call an expert roofer and seek professional advice.

Hail damage on roofs can really be dangerous for you and your loved ones as it can compromise the structural integrity of the roof. Because hail damage to roofs often goes unnoticed until further structural damage such as leaks or cracks start to show up, homeowners often have to shell out more money to repair their roofs.

After a hailstorm, homeowners are advised to call a professional roofer. Our experts at AquaDuct Roofing will inspect, assess, and repair the damage before it worsens.

Homeowners should also know that hail damage on shingled roofs and flat roofs are hard to recognize. So if you have this type of roofing, the advice of professional roofers in Colorado Springs can save your roofing from further damage.

Furthermore, hail damage on roofs can be linked to HazMat (hazardous materials) issues. If there is any scraping that has to be done to fix the roof, a home built before 1978 must be tested for levels of lead paint first. Why? We all know that lead is a toxic substance and can be very harmful to humans and our pets. Lead from paint, including lead-tainted dust, is one of the most common causes of lead poisoning. Sad to say, this hazardous element is still present in millions of homes, sometimes under layers of newer paint. If your home was built before 1978, there is a good chance it has lead-based paint. The safest way to go in this case is to replace your old roof entirely.

In cases like these, you can rely on one of the most trusted Denver roofers, AquaDuct Roof & Gutters. We’ve been replacing and repairing roofing in Colorado Springs for over 4 decades now. We are experts in handling any type of roofing problem, including hail damage.

To get more guidance on the best type of roofing material to replace your roof, especially one that can better withstand hailstorms, click here for the second part of this 2-part blog post: http://www.aquaductroofing.com/homeowners-guide-dealing-with-hail-damage-on-roofs-part2/