It’s springtime again in Michigan, and all that warm, fresh air rolling in can bring with it some pretty wild spring weather. When the dark storm clouds bring strong rains, they can also mean hail. Whether it’s heavy sleet or golf ball-sized hail, damage from a hailstorm can leave your roof in bad shape.


Fortunately, our residential roofing experts have years of experience repairing roofs damaged by some of the worst storms Michigan’s springs have to offer. If your roof gets hit with hail damage this year, here’s a handy guide to help you deal with the fallout.


1.      Don’t Panic.

When you see shingles in your yard, it can be tempting to lose your cool. But insurance adjusters and professional roofing contractors are used to handling these things and getting homeowners back on track fast. Sometimes what seems like you’ll need your entire roof replaced isn’t always that bad if you’ve kept your roof in good shape year after year.


2.      Assess the Damage.

You’ll need a team of professional roofing contractors to assess the damage to your roof. We offer free estimates on your home’s storm damage repair. We will examine your roof for soft spots and dents caused by hail that can weaken the structural integrity of your roof. We’ll also look for water infiltration that can cause serious damage to your home’s interior.


3.      Contact Your Insurance Company.

It’s a good idea to take a look at your insurance policy first, but the most important thing is to contact your insurance company right away after your hail hits. You’ll need to find out what your deductible is and what you’re liable for as the homeowner. Your insurance company might suggest a contractor, but you’re free to choose whomever you wish.


4.      Avoid Storm Chasers.

It’s not uncommon after a spring storm damages an area to see amateur contractors taking advantage of the situation by offering shoddy service for a great price. Make sure the contractor you repair your roof carries warranties for their work and has the experience and reputation to trust with your roof. 


Roseville Residential Roofing Services

If you end up with hail damage this spring, we can help you get your home back in top shape fast. Our roofing contractors at J&J Roofing in Roseville, Michigan, are proud to offer CertainTeed asphalt shingles for our repairs. With helpful options like a free, no-obligation inspection and financing, we work to get your roof back on track fast. To contact our roofing contractors for your free estimate, call our team at 586-445-6455 or contact us online.