Tag: Roofers

Hail Proof Roof & Shingles in Douglas County

Oh Hail No


The Problem

We’re certain you’re tired of hearing about hail, as it’s talked about ad nauseam. Gosh, we’re sick of it, too! But it’s important to remember that it’s an undeniable part of life in Colorado. So what can be done about it? Do we hope and pray it won’t be too bad this year? Do we force a smile and pretend those hail divots on our roof and gutters don’t exist? How about we acquiesce and replace our roofs every other year. (The answer to all these rhetorical questions is a resounding NO)

The Solution

You know the sure things in life. In Colorado, it’s death, taxes, and hail. While we can’t help you with death and taxes, we’ve got you covered on the hail part.


  • Celtic offers every client an upgrade to a class-4 hail rated shingle … for free.


  • Celtic works for you, and will be on-site when the insurance adjuster is looking at your roof to make sure the siding, gutters, windows, fences and even your mailbox are examined. As we’ve been around for over two decades, we have wonderful business relationships with insurance companies, and we love working with adjusters. Our goal is to make sure ALL damage is inspected, and ALL damage is repaired or replaced.


  • Celtic is a local, family-owned business, and as such, we understand the importance of protecting your home and family. Whether it’s rain, sleet, snow, hail, high winds, or excessive sunshine, we know the climate and we know how to protect against it. Our expertise in all types of roofing allows us to not only assess damage, but we can also formulate a plan to ensure the highest protection of your property. We absolutely love our clients, but we don’t want to be seeing you again for a very, very long time (no offense, of course).

Why Does Colorado Get So Much Hail?

You’ve likely heard of “tornado alley,” which is a loosely defined area in the central United States where tornados are very common, but did you know there is a “hail alley” as well? This area overlaps much of what is traditionally considered tornado alley along with states like Minnesota, Missouri, and Colorado. So, what makes these states like Colorado so hail-prone? It mainly has to do with elevation. Hail forms in the cold air above us, so at higher elevations, it doesn’t have as far to fall and potentially melt before making impact with the ground. Colorado has the highest average elevation of any state, meaning we are much closer to the freezing level in the atmosphere, making hail even more likely.

How Hail Can Damage Your Roof

Depending on its size, a piece of hail can make impact traveling anywhere from nine to 40 miles per hour. Obviously, the larger the hailstone and the faster it’s traveling, the more damage it can do to your roof. Hailstones can bruise, crack, and tear away at roofing shingles which not only threatens the structural integrity of your roof but can also lead to water damage.

Common Signs of Hail Damage

It’s often hard to identify signs of hail damage to your roof. This is not only because it can be challenging to safely get up to your roof and check, but the signs can look insignificant or be too small to notice. Thankfully, there are a few tell-tale signs of hail damage that anyone should be able to spot. These include:

  • Shingles, tiles, or granules on the ground.
  • Leaking or clogged gutters.
  • Shingles that have been cracked or broken.
  • Shingles that are peeling off.
  • Missing shingles.
  • Water damage or leakage inside of your home.
  • Damage to your home’s exterior and windows.

What To Do Next

Give us a call. We promise we don’t bite! The Celtic Clan will head over to your home or business and do a free inspection of your property. Once we assess the situation, we’ll send you a full rundown of your options. You can rest assured that we will make the process simple, easy, and maybe even a little fun (we have a wonderful Team!). 720.270.1300

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What Does an Emergency Roofer Do?

Let’s imagine an unfortunate scenario. You get home late after a long day at the office, it’s been raining for a few days but you don’t think anything of it until you walk in your front door and find a giant bubble of water nestled in your paint. You head up to the attic to investigate and sure enough, you have a roof leak that’s letting water all over your attic and into your home. So, what do you do now? You need to pick up the phone and call on an emergency roofer.

So, what is an emergency roofer, and what makes them different than the roofer you use? Let’s review how an emergency roofer can help you out in times of roof troubles.

What Does an Emergency Roofer Do?

An emergency roofer is like any other roofer, except that they have a part of their business dedicated to helping consumers when they’re facing tough roofing issues such as leaks, ripped off shingles, and other timely issues.

Emergency roofers are on call 24/7 so no matter what time you call, someone will be able to come out to the property to assist in patching a bad leak, get a storm cap back on, patch a broken skylight, and other issues that need addressing immediately.

Finding an Emergency Roofer

You don’t want to be scrambling to find an emergency roofer in the middle of the night after your roof has been turned into a colander, so it’s best to have the contact information handy always and posted somewhere convenient like your fridge.

Ask your regular roofer if they are on call for emergency roofing situations if they are you can stick with your regular roofer, but if they only operate during regular business hours, you need someone else who will be able to take of your emergency roofing issues around the clock.

Look for your emergency roofer like you would any other service, make sure the company is local, established, and has good reviews. After one repair, you may even like your emergency roofer enough to make them into your full-time roofer.

It’s never fun when something goes wrong on our home’s roofs, but an emergency roofer can diagnose and fix the issues when your something goes wrong on your roof. Always have the contact information for an emergency roofer posted on your fridge and ready for any emergency.