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🌩️ Navigating the Aftermath: Michigan's Summer (and winter) of Hail 🌩️

In the summer of 2023, residents across Oakland, Macomb, and Washtenaw Counties in Michigan experienced a series of intense hail storms that left a mark on homes, vehicles, and landscapes. Notably, on June 15, July 14, July 20, and most recently, February 27th, 2024, these communities were impacted by hailstones varying in size. These events highlight the unpredictable force of nature and the importance of preparedness and response. Accompanying this post, readers will find multiple hail maps that detail the locations affected by these storms, providing a visual comprehension of the storm's reach and impact.

🌨️ 🏡 The Impact of Hail 🏡 🌨️

Hail can cause significant damage to the exterior of homes, particularly to roofs which bear the brunt of these damages. The velocity and size of hailstones can result in dented shingles, and even punctures that compromise the integrity of the roofing system. In the wake of such events, the importance of a thorough and professional inspection cannot be overstated. This is where local and reputable roofing contractors come into play, offering expertise and relief in times of need.

👷‍♂️👍 Why DeVonce Construction? 👷‍♂️👍

For residents of the impacted areas, selecting the right contractor for post-storm inspections and repairs is crucial. DeVonce Construction stands out as a beacon of reliability and quality in the roofing industry. With a deep understanding of the challenges posed by Michigan's weather patterns and a commitment to excellence, DeVonce Construction offers peace of mind to homeowners navigating the aftermath of these hail storms.

🧐🔍 The Importance of a Professional Roof Inspection 🧐🔍

A professional roof inspection by a reputable contractor like DeVonce Construction is the first step in assessing the extent of hail damage. Such an inspection can uncover issues that are not visible to the untrained eye, ensuring that minor problems are addressed before they escalate into major concerns. Furthermore, an experienced contractor can assist homeowners in navigating insurance claims, providing detailed reports and evidence of storm damage that streamline the claims process.


Proactive Steps for Homeowners:

🗺️🔍 Review the Hail Maps:  Familiarize yourself with the hail maps provided in this blog. If your home falls within the impacted areas, it's advisable to take action even if you haven't noticed visible damage. 🗺️🔍

📆📞 Schedule an Inspection: Contact DeVonce Construction at (248) 766-4245 to schedule a comprehensive roof inspection. Early detection is key to maintaining the structural integrity of your home. 📞📆

📋💼 Insurance Documentation: Keep a record of all communications and reports related to roof inspections and repairs. This documentation is invaluable when filing insurance claims. 📋💼

🏡 👍 Looking Ahead: 👍 🏡

While the hail storms of June and July of 2023 and February of 2024 have passed, they serve as a reminder of the importance of vigilance and preparation. By contracting DeVonce Construction, homeowners in Oakland, Macomb, and Washtenaw Counties can rest assured that their homes are in capable hands. Remember, the safety and integrity of your home depend not just on its construction but on the care and attention it receives throughout its life.


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