COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — There are over 65,000 new roofs that will be installed thanks to recent hail storms.
Damaging hail can do more than just shatter your shingles; it can also leave a silent killer on your roof – vents.
That’s a shocker for homeowner Gerald Brandl.
“It never dawned on me that it would be the stack that caused it” said Brandl.
If you’re up on your roof inspecting after a hail storm and you don’t see a ton of damage to the shingles, don’t think you’re completely out of the woods.
You have to inspect every single vent on your roof, because most of the time it’s hard to tell if something like this is damaged from the ground, because hail can come down, hit this middle piece, break it off, and block the vent causing a deadly carbon monoxide – which could be a silent killer.
“Depending on how severe it is, it could be deadly in a matter of hours,” said the Executive Director of the Energy Resource Center Howard Brooks.
Imagine baseball size hail damage – that’s all it takes.
“Okay, we need to get that looked at,” said Brooks.
This may not be a problem yet, because people aren’t heating their homes; that’s why it’s so important to make sure all of your vents are working and not clogged up.
“It’s a very good idea to do that,” said Brandl.
Another way to keep your family safe from carbon monoxide poisoning is to get a detector that will let you know if levels get into the deadly range.