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Summer Rains After Summer Hail

Last night the Denver area received a much needed heavy but gentle rain. Perfect for the yards, gardens and fields to soak up. Much of the entire State of Colorado is very dry so we still need more. One problem from these rains is for people who’s homes were impacted by hail over the past few months. If your roof has any penetrations from the hail, you may get water entering your home…not good.

Hail damage to metal flashing on home
Hail penetrated flashing near siding

This picture shows a hole in the metal flashing of a home in Littleton Colorado. The hail stone hit the metal flashing and actually went through the metal, leaving a small hole. The problem here is obvious but it gets worse. This location is where water runs down the home’s siding to the gutter below. Water runs right over this hole, seeping into the home. Fortunately the house was protected with a temporary tarp until the roof could be replaced. But this hole was kind of hard to find. A professional inspector found it and was able to cover the problem before another big rain came along.

Roof inspections are a good idea if there was a storm in your area this year. Some areas had surprisingly large hail and all it takes is a few big hits to ruin a perfectly good roof. New Roof Plus offers a completely free professional roof inspection. We are Haag Certified for Residential Roofs so you know you are getting a true professional inspecting your roof for damage. If we find anything like this picture shows – an actual hole in your roof, we will tarp it for you, also at no cost.

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