Swiss Ave Homes Took a Serious Beating in Yesterday’s Hail Storm

Published June 15, 2012 by Amy Curry

This home in the 5900 block of Swiss Ave. sustained serious damage to its downstairs windows and clay tile roof.

After the news reports of the damage in Lakewood last night, I just had to see it for myself. Lakewood-area streets are littered with tree limbs and leaves and lined with cleanup crews and repairmen. The teams that weren’t already at work were circling the streets like hawks, but from the looks of the area, there will be plenty of work to go around.

A closer look at the tile roof in the 5900 block of Swiss Ave.

Some of the damage to clay tile roofs and windows of these beautiful historic homes was jaw-dropping. The worst of the damage on Swiss appeared to begin around Munger Ave. and got progressively worse moving east but seemed to taper off around Abrams.

I put in a call to Cobalt Commercial Roofing and spoke with company president Chad Schultz to get an estimate of how much it would cost to replace a clay tile roof on an average size home on Swiss Ave.

“We price it in squares, and the average size house on Swiss would be about 40 squares. And it’s $500 per square. So, on average, you’re looking at about $20,000 to replace one of these roofs.”

You can hear Chad talk about roofing issues live on Real Estate Talk with Willie Lambright on 1160 AM Tuesdays. I would almost bet he’ll be talking about all the roof and water damage caused by yesterday’s storm.

A few blocks over, the Lakewood Theater also suffered serious damage to its marque sign. I saw major home and car window damage as far east as West Shore and Gaston.

Did your home home sustain any substantial damage from yesterday’s epic hail storm? Tell us about it.



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