While many parts of the country have to watch out for hail damage to your roofs, the extreme wind that our homes here in Colorado come under is a bit unique. Home and property owners in the front range need to be aware of this very real threat of wind damage to our roofs, and know how to protect the integrity of our houses.
If you live in Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Windsor, Estes Park, or the surrounding areas, than you are no stranger to intense winds, and this spring has certainly taken its toll on homes across the front range.
We have been seeing entire neighborhoods with house after house missing shingles on its roof. Not only is this unsightly, but it also opens a house up to more extensive damage.
Missing shingles means that your home is now vulnerable to the elements. Water can seep in through cracks and holes, which often times leads to rotting wood, as well as moldy attics and walls. At this point, that wind damage to your roof has led to a dangerous situation. Mold, of course, poses threats to the health of those living in your home. Not only that, but water damage can go so far as to cause structural damage to your house. As you can see, wind damage and blown-off shingles is no small issue.
So what are you as a home owner to do? We have seen many community groups across social media asking for recommendations for a good roofer to come check on their home, and this is a great place to begin. Word-of-mouth recommendations often lead to a positive experience, but there are a few things to keep in mind:
Wind Damage Specialist
When looking for a good local roofer, make sure that you choose one who specializes in storm damage. You want a roofer who knows exactly what kind of damage to look for, and who won’t rush through your inspection. You also want someone who is very familiar with the insurance claim process, so that they can help take the headache out of the paperwork, and walk through the process with you.
You also want to make sure that the roofer you choose to work with has been working in your area for at least five years. Most new companies close their doors within the first three years of business, and you want to be sure that your roofer has a solid reputation for good work in your area.
Is Everyone Saying The Same Thing?
Speaking of reputation, it is best to choose a roofer with positive online reviews. If a friend or neighbor recommends a roofing company to you, hop online to their website, their Google listing, and their Facebook business page. Check out their online reviews, and see if everyone else had the same positive experience as your friend or neighbor.
After this spring’s wind storms, we highly recommend that you schedule a free storm damage inspection with a reputable local roofing company. You may be unaware of damage done to your roof, and the dangers that it opens your home to. Do yourself and your budget a big favor by taking care of things on the front end!