It's springtime in Colorado, flowers are starting to bloom, the grass is starting to grow, and, unfortunately, we are swiftly approaching hail season. Hail season in Colorado strikes fear in the heart of those who've experienced major storms in the past. The Hennessey Roofing team will help guide you and your roof through this tricky time. Check out the article below for tips from a professional roofer and watch the video at the end to hear Tom explain why he recommends using Malarkey Roofing Products.
How To Prepare Your Roof For Hail
Start each hail season with a quick inspection of your roof. Look for any areas that might be currently damaged or aging. Check your gutters and make sure they are secure and clean so they can shuttle water away from your roof. Hail will find any weak points in your roof and can potentially create larger problems down the road. Also, check the trees surrounding your roof. Look for any loose or dead branches and remove them prior to any incoming storm if possible. These large branches can break free from the tree and damage your roof during a heavy hail storm. Finally, double-check all skylights and windows are closed and protected as best as possible.
What To Do During A Hail Storm?
Hennessey Roofing recommends staying safe inside with the doors and windows shut and curtains drawn. Keeping doors and windows shut will prevent them from slamming and possibly breaking. Closing curtains will help ensure that if a window does break, your family or your customers will be safe from any loose glass. We know this part doesn't haven't anything to do with your roof, but we care about your safety too!
What To Do After A Hail Storm?
Have your roof inspected by a professional and stress free contractor! A two-inch sized hailstone falls at a rate of roughly 110MPH. At that rate of speed, the hail easily damages older roofs and roofs with existing damage. Even newer roofs with inferior shingles are likely to be damaged during Colorado hail storms. Hennessey Roofing's team of experts will ensure you peace-of-mind for the next storm by providing a free roof inspection and estimate.
Avoid Roofing Scams!
Colorado Springs has over 300 licensed roofers. While that may sound like a lot, only about 20 roofing contractors are working all year. Most of the others only exist to capitalize on major storms. This creates a problem for homeowners who may need warranty work after the initial work was done. In worst-case scenarios, companies will take a deposit for the repairs or the new roof and then seemingly disappear. Avoid this by always checking reviews and testimonials for a company and look at their websites and note their location and contact information. Hennessey Roofing suggests selecting a local contractor with high-rated reviews from multiple sources. Truthfully, we humbly prefer that you call us or fill out our contact form and let us help you with your roofing needs.