Eastside residents still waiting to get hail repairs
COLORADO SPRINGS -
Hard to imagine, but its been more than 4 months now since the devastating hailstorm ripped through the east side of Colorado Springs.
The damage was so bad, insurance companies classified it as a catastrophic event, one that has some homeowners still waiting to have repairs done.
If you look around the worst hit neighborhoods on the eastside, you would think the hail storm was last week. We're talking broken and boarded up windows to plenty of half finished roofing projects.
"The hail was like that big. It was non stop for an hour," said David Anderson.
He remembers the storm all too well, but even if he tried to forget it, his neighborhood is a constant reminder.
"This guy had stuff on his roof for a good two months before they came out to do it," said Anderson.
But at least it got done. Anderson has a damaged roof and some busted out windows, but is still waiting because he's fighting with his insurance.
For others it's just a lack of workers.
"Some of the roofing companies have been so swamped with orders that it's been difficult for them to come out and get it fixed in a timely manner," said Anderson.
The same is true for window companies like Clear View Distributors.
"I know some people are disappointed with the length of time, but with the amount of work that's being done, there's just not enough crews to go around and get it done as quickly as some people would like," said John LeNeveu, the President of Clear View Distributors.
He said he has four crews out, putting in about 8 to 10 windows a day.
"One house to the next. A lot of them on the same street," said LeNeveu.
But even after four months of non stop work, they're still behind.
"One crew is booking into January and the other crew is booking mid December," said LeNeveu
Not exactly what home owners like Anderson want to hear, especially with winter right around the corner.
"I just want them to hurry up. It is starting to get a little cold in the house," said Anderson.
The good news is roofers and window installers *can work through the winter as long as its not too cold or a blizzard... so hopefully these people won't have to wait much longer.