Hailstorms hit the Midwest

Hailstorms hit the Midwest

Five tornadoes touched down in the Denver area last week on Wednesday afternoon, temporarily closing the airport as severe spring storms pelted the city and Rocky Mountain foothills with hail.

Emergency sirens blared in Denver and Aurora, and softball-size hail fell to the northeast, KUSA-TV reported. Quarter-size hailstones fell in the city and suburbs.  The violent weather knocked down tress and caused minor flooding, but no significant damage was reported.  Denver International Airport resumed operations after a brief shutdown. Flight delays of about an hour were expected.  About 40 flights were diverted to Colorado Springs and other airports, and more diversion were likely, an airport spokesman told KUSA, which is owned by Gannett, USA TODAY’s parent company. Plows were clearing hail and water from the runways, and delays were averaging 90 minutes, the airport said.

Hailstorms are some of the most destructive forces of nature. In a matter of minutes, they can wreck cars, destroy crops, and damage structures from homes to shopping malls. When powerful tornadoes accompanied by heavy hail strike Colorado, Montana, Missouri, Texas, Illinois and surrounding areas, damage can be significant. Hail is especially damaging to roofs, because these are the structures that take the most beating when hailstorms make landfall. The best advice for homeowners confronted with chromecast apps roofing hail damage is to have MadSky inspect their property as soon as possible after any significant hail fall. Roof hail damage can be quite extensive and lead to even more problems if not noticed and fixed in time. After the preliminary check by MadSky, homeowners should make a roof hail damage claim to their insurer. A roof hail damage claim can cover the costs of fixing the hail-damaged roof.

Depending on the age and quality of your current roofing material, hail damage to your roof can vary from cosmetic problems such as dents to more serious issues.  Whenever a strong hailstorm hits your neighborhood you should contact MadSky Roofing and ask for an assessment of the damage. The best course of action you can take to protect the structural integrity of your home is to consult one of our experts.