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Storm Damage Roofing

Roof Replacement, Repair, & Free Inspections
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A big storm doesn’t need to be a big problem!

Free storm Damage Inspections

When your area has been affected by a major storm Hassle Free Contracting is here to help. We offer free assessments to determine the condition of your roof and can help you navigate the insurance claim process. Our scheduling is fast and easy, depending on where you are located we can often inspect your roof the same or following day.

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Turn a storm into a chance to update your home to match your style!

A new roof can increase your homes curb appeal

Shingles come in various styles and colors. They can add drama to your exterior’s aesthetic. 

A storm is the perfect chance to upgrade your roof to one of the hottest trends: architectural metal roofing.

Tile Roofs are rarely totaled by hail but when they are we are here to either repair or replace them.

What types of storms can damage my roof?

If you have lived in Colorado for a year two, you have most likely experienced the unique weather patterns that our great state has. While for the most part the sun, snow, and frequently changing temperatures are what makes living here great, it also brings rolling storms, major wind events, and other property damaging weather patterns.

After one of these events has rolled through the Denver Metro, many homeowners wonder “was that thunderstorm sever enough to cause damage to my home?”. The answer isn’t always as clear-cut as a simple or yes or no because several factors contribute to the susceptibility of a roof to damage. Roofing material, age, installation quality, and slope of the roof can all play a part in the effects of a storm on your particular property.

Weather Events that commonly occur in Colorado and cause damage:

  1. High winds: Strong winds can exert significant force on the roof, especially if they reach or exceed the design limits of the roofing materials. This can result in the uplift of shingles or other roofing components, leading to dislodging, tearing, or even complete removal of sections of the roof.

  2. Hailstorms: By far the most common contributor to roof damage in Colorado. Hail can be particularly damaging to roofs. Hail stones that are larger than .75″ in diameter can cause damage especially if the hailstones are large, dense, or have sharp edges. Hail hitting your roof causes dents, cracks, or punctures in roofing materials, leading to compromised structural integrity and potential leaks. Hail hits are not always obvious from the ground view and generally require inspection from a trained professional who gets on the roof to determine the damage.

  3. Falling debris: During a storm, branches, tree limbs, or other objects can become airborne and impact the roof. Large or heavy debris can cause severe damage, including punctures, fractures, or displacement of roofing materials. This type of damage is often obvious and requires a fair amount of size and weight to cause damage, twigs and other small debris will generally not significantly damage the roof’s integrity. 

  4. Ice dams: In colder regions, snow and ice accumulation on the roof can lead to the formation of ice dams. These occur when warm air from the attic melts the snow, which then refreezes at the roof’s colder eaves. Ice dams can result in water backup, causing leaks and damage to the roof, gutters, and underlying structure.

  5. Lightning strikes: Although relatively rare, direct lightning strikes to a roof can cause significant damage. They can lead to structural damage, fires, electrical system failures. It is important to make sure that your electrical systems are properly grounded (a question best left to a licensed electrician). If your home has been struck by lighting depending on where it hits, and the path it takes to the ground, your roof can either be totaled, damaged, or be totally fine.

  6. Direction the storm is moving: It is not uncommon for different homes in a neighborhood effected by a major storm to sustain different amounts of damage. That is because hail is driven by the wind so where your home is located in relation to other homes, geographic features, and some luck also play a part. 

What should I do if my roof is damaged?

When you know your roof is severely damaged your first call should be to your insurance company to file a claim. Your second call should be to Hassle Free Contracting to come to your home and inspect your roof and help you navigate the insurance claim process.

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