Severe Hail storm in Lakewood, Colorado
A Storm Leaves Several Feet of Hail in Lakewood, CO on September 9th, 2013. Call Legacy Roofing for a Free Hail Damage Repair estimate – 720-541-5000
Hail Damage repair is the main reason why 68% of roofs are repaired in Colorado. Even pea sized hail will cause a dark area where the grains or granules of the shingle have been knocked off and the base of the shingle is exposed. Recent hail impacts have a shiny look because the base material has been freshly exposed, eventually the “bruised” area will become weathered. Legacy provides hail damage repair or replacement estimate
Lakewood, Colorado Hail Damage Repair
How does hail damage affect my roof? Hail damage to asphalt shingles includes severe granule loss, material removal at the edges of the shingles and penetration. New asphalt shingles are more resistant to hail impact than older shingles since the asphalt becomes more brittle with age. Warmer shingles are more compliant and more resistant to fracture from hail when compared with colder shingles. Shingles rely on a structurally sound substrate for hail damage resistance. Flexible roof sheathing allows the shingles to flex during impact causing damage, while more rigid roof sheathing supports the shingle during impact resulting in less shingle damage.
Colorado Hailstorms in 2013