Flood

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.