Storm Response Services

Our IICRC certified mitigation teams have served Colorado’s Front Range for more than 30 years. We live and work in Colorado, too, so we know the weather can be extreme.

When severe weather or other adversities damage your home or business, the event can be scary and the aftermath distressing. We take pride in helping you through it, from the clean-up to the rebuild.

24/7 URGENT RESPONSE

Denver Metro Area: 303-646-2162 Contact First General Services Colorado Springs Area: 719-635-6789

Storm Response Services:

  • Direct insurance communication and claim support
  • Wind and hail damage repair (roofs, skylights, gutters, windows, siding, masonry, etc)
  • Water damage and leak repair (frozen pipes, ice dams, interior flooding)
  • Damage repair caused by fallen tree limbs and lightning strikes
  • Board-up / tarp over services
  • Vandalism repair and graffiti removal

What makes our Storm Response services different?

  • Integrity and Accountability
  • Direct insurance communication and claim support
  • Certified and safe damage mitigation procedures
  • All – phase construction services from initial response to complete re-build
  • Locally owned and operated since 1983

FAQs

There are some general rules of thumb, however, storms come in all shapes and sizes and it can be hard to know for sure without inspection. Typically the stronger the storm and larger the hail (greater than ½ inch in diameter or larger than a nickel), the more significant the damage caused. Occasionally smaller hail (½ inch or less in diameter or the approximate size of a pea or marble) can cause damage depending on the condition of the property, outside temperature, and wind speed.

It can be difficult to see hail damage from the ground but there are some telltale signs. FGS does not recommend homeowners climb onto roofs to investigate.

After a significant hail storm, you may see dark, sandy granules in gutters and on the ground around your home. Depending on the age and condition of your roof, it may indicate damage to the durability of the shingles or exposure of the substrate. If you notice dark chunks of asphalt have fallen from your roof, it’s likely you have significant damage and may need your roof repaired.

When inspecting a roof for damage, a certified inspector or contactor will access your roof and check for 3 main indicators:

  1. Shingle bruising
  2. Cracking
  3. Granular loss from asphalt

After inspection, you and/or your insurance company should receive documentation of any damage to determine if repairs are required and covered by insurance.

Do not wait to contact your insurance carrier or licensed restoration contractor if you have damage. If your property requires repairs after a storm, it’s likely many others in your vicinity will need help too. Insurance adjusters and reputable contractors will be very busy with claims and repair calls and it’s best to get on their lists as soon as possible.