Hail stones as large as golf balls were reported around metro-Denver Monday afternoon as a storm whipped through the area at 2 pm. Social media lit up with photos and videos of what appeared to be snow covering streets and yards, but was actually hail accumulation produced by the storm. The storm was so intense that Cherry Creek schools and Adams 12 delayed afternoon dismissal until the worst of the downpour subsided.
The storm system originated south and west of Denver dumping considerable snow on Telluride and Crested Butte before making its way to parts of Centennial and Highlands Ranch. Sections of I-225 were consumed with hail accumulation. Continuing north to Denver, the storm made it’s most notable appearance in the metro area from 2:00-3:00 pm.
While the system moved out of Denver on Monday night, areas of the eastern plains were under advisories. Tornado warnings were also in effect for southern Wyoming and eastern Nebraska as the storm swept eastward.
According to 9News, “Hail hit some areas around Highlands Ranch so hard that it looked like it had snowed.” Douglas County officials reported damage to roofs in the area. Several neighborhoods were greatly impacted by the storms including Centennial, Highlands Ranch, Greenwood Village, the Denver Tech Center area, Englewood and parts of Aurora.
Homeowners whose home was in the path of the storm should get their roof inspected quickly before winter sets in. If the storm did cause damage, it is better to find out sooner than later. Don’t climb up on your roof yourself. First of all, you don’t really know what you’re looking for and secondly, it can be dangerous. Get a professional roofing consultant to inspect your roof for you.
A roof inspection from a local roofing contractor will tell you whether or not you need to make an insurance claim to get your roof replaced. This inspection will be free and you will be provided with photos and a detailed inspection report.
Areas with Severe Hail Damage:
Denver Tech Center
The first step in taking care of your property after a storm like this is to get your roof inspected. After all, it was your first line of defense against the storm. Premier Roofing Company consultants will be working in the neighborhoods affected by the storm.