Colorado

Do you know your roofer?

After big hail storms in Colorado, many fraudulent roofers descend on the damaged neighborhoods knocking on doors looking for trusting homeowners. Make sure you can trust your choice of roofing repair contractors. 

WeatherSure Systems is a name you can trust. Call us and we'll recommend a local residential contractor you can trust.

Find useful tips on hiring a roofer and more on 9News.com: http://www.9news.com/story/money/business/2014/06/17/fraudulent-roofer/10655055/

A word of thanks….

Photo from Denver Post

Photo from Denver Post

The rain and flood event that we've experienced this month is of historic proportions, creating damage exceeding all previous flood events in our state’s history.  Thousands have lost their homes and businesses, and it will take years to rebuild the infrastructure lost in a few days.

A rain event of this magnitude occurs so rarely that no one can be totally prepared for the consequences, property manager, building owner, or the best-in-the-industry Service Department at WeatherSure.  The volume of service calls even exceeded those in the wake of the March 2003 snowstorm.  After the 2003 Snow, WeatherSure pioneered what we call “Storm Surge” mode, where all available company resourced are shifted to emergency leak repair calls for as long as necessary.

Unfortunately, even with 20 Service Crews working at a fever pitch, it take’s time to handle over 600 Service Requests, with priority going to those whose business operations have had to be suspended because of the leaks.  Everyone at WeatherSure would like to thank all of our customers for your patience and understanding; we all know it can be very difficult dealing with water infiltration damage and the complaints from tenants and employees who have been inconvenienced by roof, wall and window leaks in their workspaces.  Again, thank you for your continued support and understanding.

WeatherSure Goes Into Storm Surge Mode After Historic Rains Soak the Colorado Front Range.

US 36 between Lyons and Estes Park, CO

US 36 between Lyons and Estes Park, CO

September is the driest and sunniest month in Denver- usually.  The monsoon flow of moisture from the Southwest is usually a welcome respite from a hot, dry summer, and has normally faded away by mid-September.  This year, a combination of moisture laden air and a stationary front created conditions rarely seen.  After almost a week of heavy rains, rainfall topped the precipitation totals for all of 2012, a very dry year.  Seasonal streams, usually dry in September, roared downhill with a vengeance. 

And, of course, roofs that hadn’t leaked previously started leaking, roofs that had had minor issues now had major problems, and the Service Department at WeatherSure went into “Storm Surge” mode, using every available resource to field 20 repair crews, tackling over 600 calls for roof leak service. 

Although after a storm event like this, some surprises are inevitable, many of these issues had already been identified by WeatherSure and remedies proposed. Every property manager has to balance the maintenance requirements of a property and the available budgets, and several years of drought conditions have many pushing roof and building envelope repairs to the “back burner”.  The good news is that WeatherSure stands ready to assist property managers and building owners with prioritized maintenance plans, budgets and preventative measures to insure that their valuable assets stay weathertight during the next “storm of the century”.

Call WeatherSure Systems today for a free consultation at (303) 781-5454, or email us here.

JULY: Colorado Weather Forecast: Daily thunderstorms become more common with monsoon moisture.

 

Map showing the North American monsoon flow.

July in Colorado means monsoon. Moisture from the Gulf of Mexico begins flowing North toward Colorado. This can mean daily thunderstorms and the potential for heavy rain and flodding. Take a look at the links below for a wealth of information about this annual weather phenomenon.   

http://www.9news.com/rss/story.aspx?storyid=344185

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/science/monsoon.php?wfo=fgz

What’s Happening at WeatherSure - March 2013

March comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb, according to the old saying, but we all know that nothing regarding the weather is that predictable here in Colorado.

This week (3/3-3/9) is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, here’s what the National Weather Service has to say:

Be a Force of Nature: Severe Weather Affects Everyone, Know Your Risk, Take Action, Be an Example

  • National Severe Weather Preparedness Week is March 3-9, 2013.
  • During National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) emphasize the need for individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits to prepare emergency plans, and to know what to do before severe weather strikes. More information on tornadoes and severe thunderstorms is available at www.weather.gov and ready.gov/severe-weather.
The goals of National Severe Weather Preparedness Week are to:
  • Inform the public about the severe weather hazards in their locality;
  • Provide information that can be used to prepare individuals and communities for severe weather events; and
  • Motivate individuals and communities to take actions that will prepare them in the event of a severe weather disaster and to share their preparedness steps with others. These actions can save lives anywhere - at home, in schools, and in the workplace before tornadoes, thunderstorms, and other severe weather strikes.

What’s Happening at WeatherSure - August 2012

What a summer! The hottest June in Denver history, twice touching the all time “high” of 105 degrees, the hottest July in Denver history, a terrible early summer wildfire season, and on track for the most days over 90 degrees in a summer! Wow- it’s a good thing that the high country is only a short drive away for those days when you need some serious fresh, cool air!  

WeatherSure is proud to have been selected as the contractor to replace the roof system on the Pike’s Peak Visitor Center, on the summit of “America’s Mountain” , Pike’s Peak, a mountain who’s namesake, Zebulon Pike, thought would never be climbed, let alone raced up in less than 10 minutes! We’ll be starting up there shortly after the completion of the 2012 Pike’s Peak Hill Climb race on August 12th.

At WeatherSure, we are proud to be the contractor selected for the most difficult and unusual projects around, whether high rises with limited access, unusual architectural details, or located on top of a Fourteener, WeatherSure delivers!

What’s Happening at WeatherSure - July 2012

I thought that this month we’d talk a little about Colorado weather- for newcomers or lifelong residents, Colorado weather can be awe inspiring, scary, confusing and more- the one rule about the weather here is it’s always changing, and there’s no such thing as unusual weather- hurricane force winds, draught conditions, flash flooding- if you’ve been here a while, you’ve seen a lot of varied conditions. The meteorologists throw out terms like “upslope” and “monsoon”, and let’s take a look from a scientific perspective - John McGinley drew on his years of experience with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration to put together the mechanisms & indicators for sailors' wind on the western edge of the Great Plains, in the lee of the Rocky Mountains. He presented as part of SAIL's Winter Racing Seminars on April 12th, 2006. I am reproducing part of his discussion here, and the full presentation can be found on the “Sailing Association of Intermountain Lakes” website. 

The summer weather pattern. Winds in the Plains are dominated by the Bermuda High; mountains are dominated by monsoon and local circulations: Denver sits between.  The Front Range sits right in between these countervailing effects- sometimes one dominates, sometimes another.

The "Dry Line" is the line separating the southerly winds of the Bermuda High from the mountain winds. It shifts from as far east as the Kansas-Colorado border to the Rockies' foothills.

"Colorado Monsoon" is the term given to moisture-laden air circulating from off the west coast of Mexico in mid- to late-summer. Warm moist air flows north until it meets cools over the mountains and drops its water.

Four Main Weather Regimes:

  • ·      Westerly downslope
  • ·      Post cold front upslope - Often terminate Dry Line at Palmer Divide (near town of Monument Colorado)
  • ·      Mountain upslope breeze
  • ·      Bermuda high southerlies
    • Most often, late summer