Did you know that the Colorado Front Range experiences the most significant hail occurrences in North America? When you think about the climate’s regularly volatile temps, unpredictable snowstorms, and occasional tornadoes, you see why Colorado’s storm damage restoration is an essential service for our community.
Restoration Contractors can help you regardless of the source or degree of your home’s storm damage. With over 50 years of combined expertise and a general contractor’s license, we are prepared to deliver full-service storm restoration throughout the Front Range.
Today we will talk about the most common storm damage to homes in Arvada, Colorado. We will also know when to have your roof inspected by a professional roofing contractor after a storm. Other topics include how the condition of your roof affects the value of your home overall.
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The storm damage we most often see in Arvada, Colorado, is tied between hail damage and wind damage. Gusty winds can rip vital parts of the roof, leaving it exposed. Depending on the size of the hailstone, hail damage can create cracks in the shingles and even make holes in the roof. Let’s examine these more closely.
You may imagine hail bouncing off your roof and rolling down into your gutters when you think about hail storms damaging your roof. You may also believe that there will be no harm until the hailstone reaches the size of a softball and causes a hole in your roof. However, even mild hail damage at first can cause excessive damage over time. If you were present during the hail storm and can estimate the size that dropped, you will have a good notion of what sort of roof hail damage to expect.
First, hailstones less than an inch in diameter or around the size of a quarter can cause damage to asphalt roofing. A hail-damaged roof of this scale, on the other hand, is typically more challenging to spot.
Second, 1 Inch – 2 Inch: Hail size between 1 and 2 inches, or quarter and egg size, generally damages the asphalt shingles and any fragile metal on the roof.
Finally, hail greater in diameter than 2 inches will almost certainly cause some hail damage to an asphalt roof. If this is the case, you should contact a local professional roofing contractor for a comprehensive damage assessment and tell your home insurance company.
More giant hailstones will cause more damage, especially in violent and prolonged storms. High-impact hail can shatter shingles and damage protective metal flashing, no matter the size. Water can leak through damaged shingles, even when the damage is not visible from the ground, leading to more costly renovations down the road.
After a storm, even if there is no rain or hail, your roof could have damage. Strong winds like those in Arvada, CO, can cause stress areas on a roof to degrade and become damaged over time. Roof damage caused by wind must be repaired as soon as possible. The longer you delay, the more harm will be done.
Wind damage is typically covered by your homeowner’s insurance. Our team at Restoration Contractors will work with your insurance company, ensuring the full scope of damage due to the high winds is covered.
When your roof is impacted by a hail storm, you should assess the damage as quickly as possible. Failure to repair damage generally means that the next major storm will magnify the current damage to your roof. You may be forced to deal with structural damage to your home caused by precipitation that got into your home, as well as the original roof repair.
The primary difficulty with completing a roof inspection immediately after a hail storm is that it may be challenging to locate an available roofer since that’s when demand is highest. Another factor to consider is the condition of the roof and ground. Even in our dry, sunny Arvada climate, both the earth and your roof could remain wet for an extended period. Should you choose to scope out the damage yourself, experts advise you to avoid going up to your roof when the roof, the ladder you are using, and the ground in front of your house are still damp.
Roof inspections are often carried out a few hours after a storm has passed or whenever it is safe to check the roof without the risk of slipping on wet surfaces. Most homes are stressed after a disaster, and we want to make the repair or replacement process more manageable. Restoration Contractors are familiar with working with insurance providers and can assist you in assessing storm-related damage and obtaining fair treatment from your insurer. We will conduct a thorough assessment to evaluate the damage and develop a roof repair plan following a storm. Typically we meet with an adjuster once the proposal is completed if required.
Most homeowners are primarily concerned with having their roof protect all of the essential items beneath it. However, it is also an effective insulator. If you use some newer, high-tech roofing materials, the summer heat is reflected off the roof rather than absorbed. New roofs can significantly decrease your utility cost and increase your comfort savings.
While the roof serves an apparent practical purpose, a new roof looks impressive, even if it is only new asphalt shingles. Several alternatives are available, including natural wood, which some homeowners believe is unrivaled in terms of raw beauty.
When home inspectors arrive at a property, they make a beeline for the roof since the condition of a roof is a significant element in assessing a home’s worth. A new or updated roof, for example, has been shown to provide a high return on investment by dramatically improving a home’s overall “health.”
Suppose you are selling your house and the roof has to be repaired. In that case, it can significantly impact the appraised value of the property, putting it firmly in the “fixer-upper” category and perhaps killing a sale.
According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2017 research, a new roof could add $14,000 to the value of a home. Adding in the increased curb appeal that a new roof provides, you can see why replacing the roof should be a high priority on your list of home improvement chores of any potential seller.
A variety of factors might influence your return on investment. Most contractors, for example, would aim to avoid piling shingles since it can reduce the life of the roof by up to 40%. It will also trap heat and add too much weight to the roof. As a result, if you install a new $5,000 roof over an old layer of shingles, your return on investment will be reduced.
Asbestos is used in the construction of certain older homes’ roofs. As we all know, despite being widely utilized decades ago, asbestos poses a significant health risk when individuals are exposed to it. Having it professionally removed and replaced with safe materials offers an unquantifiable health value.
Regular roof maintenance will also affect your return on investment over time. For example, if you’ve recently been struck by a major storm, have your contractor come out and do a complete examination. Minor dings and dents that may be readily corrected now could become a more significant problem later if left unrepaired. Furthermore, the materials you select might influence the return on investment. Each style of roofing has a different lifespan and benefits, adding value to the overall investment of your home.
From broken windows and hail-damaged shingles to a basement renovation, Restoration Contractors is here for you and your home. Homeowners in the Denver metro area have trusted Restoration Contractors to repair the damage to their homes left by storms for over 14 years. We have our full contractor’s license, meaning we can assist you in improving any aspect of your home.
Storms can wreak havoc on your home, especially when repairs are left unattended. Needing roof repairs can quickly escalate to needing a full attic remodel due to mold. When a storm hits your home in Arvada, reach out to Restoration Contractors to rest easy, knowing your home is in the best hands. Our claim specialists will work directly with your home insurance agent, allowing you to focus on your day-to-day life while your home is being repaired. Whether you are looking to reroof, rebuild, or remodel your home in Colorado, Restoration Contractors is your team.
Whether you are excitedly updating your home or unexpectedly needing repairs, Restoration Contractors will walk with you through the process. We cannot wait to hear from you!
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