With more than 10 years of experience in the greater Southern Colorado area, we have seen our fair share of roofing hail damage. Whether you’ve been living in Colorado Springs for decades or you’re a recent transplant, there’s a good chance you’ve had to deal with hail damage . When storm season strikes along the Front Range, it can feel like your home is battling against thousands of golf balls raining down from the sky.
Do not hesitate too long to look into repairs, or you could be risking additional damage to your roof. At Highlands Roofing, we pride ourselves in providing the highest quality of craftsmanship, utilizing advanced roofing techniques and top-notch materials. Unsure if a recent storm left your roof looking worse for wear? Don’t worry! Simply give us a call to get a free estimate and avoid additional damages to your roof.
Heavy summer storms can sweep across Southern Colorado without a moments notice, making it difficult to know whether your roof is in need of simple repairs after the skies clear or you’re looking at a full roof replacement. Our experienced and knowledgeable roofing contractors can accurately assess the damage done to your roof and can recommend the best possible repair plan.
Roof hail damage can vary greatly from home to home and storm to storm. And hail can affect different roofing materials in different ways as well. Some warning signs that you should look out for following a storm include:
You may notice that your shingles look cracked or have broken tabs but most often, hail damage leaves asphalt shingles looking crushed or dented in. Once the shingles have been crushed by the hail, they are forced into the shingle mat material, reducing UV protection and leading to a shortened shingle life.
Wooden shingles can easily crack during a hailstorm. These cracks typically appear along the grain, causing the shingles to break apart and break loose from the roof structure altogether.
The impact of a heavy hailstorm can easily crack slate roofing materials, although the cracks are typically much more random and may be harder to spot at first glance. If left without repair, some slates can break loose from their fasteners and fall off the roof—making them a safety risk to you and your property.