It’s Official. Hail Season is Here.

hail stormOn May 7, hail storms and tornadoes gave the Front Range its official start to the hail season.  A tornado touched down along the 1-25 Corridor but no damage was reported. Small hail was reported in Thornton, Westminster and Broomfield, with heavy hail the size of quarters in Fort Collins. Near Woodrow, in Washington County, the National Weather Service reported hail the size of half dollars.   

In Colorado, the hail season runs from May to August.   Colorado’s Front Range is located in the heart of “Hail Alley,” which receives the highest frequency of large hail in North America and most of the world, so residents usually can count on three or four catastrophic (defined as at least $25 million in insured damage) hailstorms every year!

Hail storms bring damaged roofs and damaged roofs bring eager roofers.  Beware the door knockers!  If your roof was damaged by hail don’t let anyone pressure you into signing a roofing contract.  And above all, don’t pay any money upfront!

 



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