We can all agree that it has been a damaging spring here in Colorado. From wildfires to severe hailstorms, we’ve seen it all. Recently, Colorado Springs endured a hailstorm that caused millions of dollars in damages. We here at Colorado Superior Roofing want you to know that we are here for assistance. We offer our roofing services as well as our insurance claim services and our thoughts go out to everyone who is dealing with the aftermath.
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Colorado Springs hailstorm has wreaked havoc, caused millions of dollars in damage | Colorado Springs Gazette, News Stephen and Elizabeth Beyer had their new roof two weeks before Thursday’s hailstorm left it battered and in need of replacement once more.
Add to the list damaged house siding, screens and three broken skylights, and Elizabeth doesn’t even want to think about the total loss. The 34-year homeowners filed their insurance claim the day after the storm but are still waiting for a full assessment.
So are thousands of others in Colorado Springs.
Insurance companies are so inundated with claims they have opened new sites around the city. Body shops are booking repairs as far out as December.
All are asking customers to be patient after what has been categorized as a “catastrophe”-level storm.
“We’ve got to; it’s not a choice,” Elizabeth conceded. “We’re just waiting now.”
Claims began rolling in almost immediately after what some have termed a “hail bomb,” which pelted the south and northeastern parts of the city with tennis-ball-sized hail. Windows of cars and homes were smashed, vehicle hoods were dimpled, roofs were beaten, less durable property was shredded, plants and trees were ripped apart.
The Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association isn’t ready to release figures estimating how much the storm cost in damage – that could come next week – but they “know it will be a significant event,” spokeswoman Carole Walker said.
Companies are receiving a “flood of claims,” she said.
While insurance companies designate “catastrophes” based on volume, the association gives the designation when weather events do more than $25 million in damage.
That figure can be easy to reach in Colorado, which is ranked second behind Texas for hail damage claims nationwide, Walker said.
Based on the number of claims the area’s top insurance companies have reported, Colorado Springs is earning the ranking.
USAA, which insures 11.5 million military members and their families nationwide, has processed 15,000 claims in Colorado Springs since Thursday, spokesman Richard Johnson said. Roughly 10,000 of them were auto claims, the rest by homeowners.