storm damageFor many folks, spring time is welcomed break from the cold winter months. We look forward to the warmth ahead, sunny days and family adventures the summer brings us. But the unfortunate side of spring time is the potential need for storm damage repair. Harsh weather can bring hail, lightening and other unforgiving circumstances that may result in needing roof repair, siding replacement or other household patch work.

To help you better understand the possible storm damage repairs you could need, including roof repair, we’ve put together a FAQ.

What type of weather in Michigan could require storm damage repair?

We are very fortunate that Michigan does not experience hurricanes and has a smaller chance of a tornado occurring than some states. However, serious weather can – and does – cause damage to homes. Tornados, hail, lightening, ice, heavy snow, ice storms and floods can require storm damage repairs to your home.

What are the most common types of storm damage repairs needed?

Often times, storm damage repairs are required on the exterior of homes. This frequently includes roof repair or replacement, siding repair or replacement and window replacement. However, structural damage can happen as well. Damage is can be caused by fallen trees, hail, heavy ice or wind-blown debris.

Will my manufacturer’s warranty cover roof repairs?

More than likely, no. Manufacturers’ warranties are created to protect homeowners from problems related to workmanship and/or materials and very rarely include storm damage repairs. Roof repairs caused by a storm will not be covered.

storm damageHow much will a roof repair cost?

This varies largely case by case; however, if you have homeowner’s insurance – it will likely cover your storm damage repairs, including roof repairs.

There was a bad storm, but my roof looks fine. Could I still need a roof repair?

Yes! Some damage – such as damaged shingles – can be easy to spot, but there could be a problem even if everything externally looks fine. If you suspect that your home may need storm damage repairs, it is important to get it inspected by a professional. If you don’t, leaks could occur weeks, months and even years after the storm occurs. Hiring a professional will allow you to get a better understanding of the possible structural damage that may have happened.

Have you experienced damage to your home due to harsh weather? Bloomfield Construction works directly with insurance companies to cover the costs of storm damage repairs. We offer quick and free quotes. If you have any questions that we not answered in this blog or would like to get an estimate for your storm damage repairs, contact us today!

Jeff Petrucci

Jeff is a licensed builder, national award-winning general contractor and owner of Bloomfield Construction. His team specializes in residential and commercial insurance repair work including floods, smoke, fire, wind & hail damage, and, of course, roofing. The team quickly and effectively handles emergency calls, and provides accurate quotes. Bloomfield Construction works with the best in the industry, utilizing the most up-to-date technologies, to complete each and every project.