We repair and inspect hail damage homes and businesses up the entire Front Range of Colorado & Summit & Eagle County.
Imagine Tiger Woods driving a thousand golf balls at your roof, and you’ll have a good idea of how a severe hail storm can harm roof shingles and other roof elements (skylights, gutters, venthoods, etc.).
Following a severe storm, your first roofing concern is whether or not the storm caused any leakage that might damage your home’s interior. Even if your roof does survive a hail storm without leaking, there may still be significant hail damage. That’s why it’s essential to call in an experienced roofing expert like Metro Construction, to check your roof for hail damage.
We will thoroughly inspect your entire roof and look for any signs of roof hail damage. Our expert inspectors have the experience to be able to suggest the appropriate roofing services, whether it’s a roof repair or roofing replacement, or certify the roof as no-damage.
We will give you a Free No-Obligation Roofing Certification. Do not call in an insurance claim if it’s not necessary.
Hail damages different roofing materials in different ways
It is essential to understand how hail affects different roofing types and systems. Not surprisingly, storm damages different roofing materials in different ways.Roof hail damage can also vary significantly from one part of a house roof to another. This variation is due primarily to the wind that drives the hail. A glancing blow will do less damage than hail that impacts the roof at close to 90 degrees.
1. Hail damage to Asphalt Shingles:
Shingles can have broken or cracked tabs, but the most common hail damage takes the form of crushed or dented areas where granules are forced into the shingle mat material or displaced entirely. Since granules protect the shingle from UV degradation, hail dents can result in shortened shingle life.
2. Hail damage to Wood Shingles:
Wood shingles can crack from hail impacts. Cracking will be along the grain and can cause parts of shingles to break loose. This type of damage will eventually cause the wood shake shingles to fail, causing leaks and long term damage to the home.
3. Hail damage to Tile & Slate Roofs:
Hail impact can crack tile and slates, although cracks tend to be more random than with wood shingles. Some slates may break loose from their fasteners and slide off the roof or allow water to penetrate the building envelope.
We respond quickly to Inspection Requests & Emergency Haildamage repairs to prevent roof leaks.
The high winds that often accompany hail storms can cause blow-off damage that should be repaired right away. Hail-damaged roof shingles may not create a problem for months or years, but it’s wise to call Metro Construction as soon as possible to see if the damage merits roof repair or roofing replacement. We provide free inspections and estimates for hail damage repair up the entire Front Range & Summit & Eagle County, we have offices in Denver, Fort Collins, and Vail, CO.
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No matter what Mother Nature throws your way, Metro Construction’s roofing services can provide peace of mind and help protect your home against the elements.
For every Metro project we install, we donate a portion of the proceeds to the five giving projects that support Hunger in America, Children’s Hospitals & Health, and the Environment.