Why You Need a Roof Inspection After a Hailstorm

The weather is at it again, with West Michigan residents getting the worst of a hailstorm that passed through the area last April 29. Imagine having rocks of all sizes thrown at your roof continuously for a good fifteen minutes. That’s enough to damage homes and vehicles and even cause injuries.

Below is part of the weather report released by MLive Media Group:

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Most umbrellas aren’t made strong enough to combat some of the hail experienced by West Michigan residents this week.

A report from the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids illustrates the size of the hail experienced by Michigan residents during a storm Tuesday, April 29, that threatened to bring hail, winds and even isolated tornadoes.

Residents in Montcalm County experienced the largest balls of hail. Trufant reported hail with a diameter of 1.75 inches around 5:35 p.m., a quarter of an inch bigger than the hail in Sparta and Lakeview.

Hail is especially damaging to roofs, because they can knock shingles and tiles off and cause cracks which may in time lead to major roof leaks if not repaired immediately. That said, it is important to have your roof thoroughly inspected by professionals after a hailstorm or any type of extreme weather because while some damage may be visible, chances are the untrained eye will not be able to detect the full extent of the damage. Roofing companies in Michigan like Kroll Construction can help through quick inspections and repairs or, in the case of severe damage, replacements. Kroll Construction is certified by Owens Corning, one of the nation’s top producers of quality roofing materials.

The company also offers a full array of home repair, renovation, and improvement services such as gutter, window, and siding installation. Few other roofing contractors in Michigan can give you such a wide range of services without compromising product quality, workmanship, and customer service. The next time you suffer from a spell of bad weather, you know whom to call: Kroll Construction.

(Article Excerpt from See which West Michigan cities saw the biggest hail during this week, mlive.com)

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