Springtime in Colorado, time for warmer weather, sunshine and the start of the dreaded Hail Season. We all know that hail can cause unexpected damages to our homes and businesses. Hail season in Colorado is from Mid-April – Mid-September and storms occur more often and are more destructive in Mid-June. Hailstones 1-2 inches are not uncommon and hail up to 4.5 inches have been recorded.Hail can fall at an astoundingly high speed and sometimes is accompanied by high gusts of wind. With Colorado being one of the hardest hit states during Hail Season here are a few things you should know.
Stay inside! Hail not only can damage your property, but you can be hurt! There are many hail related injuries every year and Colorado has one reported death by hail in 1979.
Walk your property. Look for damage that can be seen from the ground. Be mindful of downed tree branches and wires. Check gutters, siding, windows, patios, you are looking for dents, cracks and other impact marks. Check your roof for damaged shingles, you may want to call a professional check for you. Look for dents and loose granules from you shingles. Left unattended hail damage can cause other structural problems and that can become quite expensive over time.
Choose a contractor that can help you assess your damage and talk to your insurance company is very important. Getting the damaged area assessed and knowing whether you need your roof to be repaired or replaced is a big step you may also need to secure the area to prevent any further damage while waiting for insurance. Filing a claim and dealing with insurance companies can be overwhelming, choosing the right contractor can help alleviate some of your worry.
We hope you never find yourself in this situation but if you do we can help! PJD Construction and Roofing can guide you through the entire process step by step. We have decades of experience and provide high- quality work we also provided warranties on both materials and labor and can help handle your insurance claim. Let us help ease your mind and get your home back to its former state.