If your home has been damaged by a storm, the type of storm it was can make a difference in the type of repairs you need. These are five common storm types we experience in Michigan.

5 Common Storm Types in Michigan

While all storms are capable of wreaking havoc on your home and your property, the severity and type of storm has a big impact on the types of repairs necessary. The five most common storms we experience in Michigan include snow storms, hail storms, ice storms, thunderstorms and tornadoes.

Snow Storms

Most snow storms aren’t much more than a nuisance (other than the driving conditions they create). However, heavy snow buildup can lead to collapsed roofs and broken gutters, and when the snow melts, blocked drainage ditches can lead to flooding.

Hail Storms

Hail storms can cause a lot of damage – sometimes the pieces of hail are equal in size to baseballs. Even smaller pieces of hail have been known to smash windows and skylights, damage roofs and siding, and harm gutters.

Ice Storms

Ice storms are different from snow storms and hail storms – they produce freezing rain that blankets everything in ice. That ice can weigh down roofs and gutters, damage siding and cause lots of other problems around the home, too.


Thunderstorms can bring hail, cause flooding, and often include lightning. Each of those things can cause significant damage to homes – and sometimes tornadoes go hand-in-hand with thunderstorms.


Tornadoes are exceptionally dangerous. The high winds carry dangerous debris that can slam into homes. Even without debris, tornado winds can have speeds of over 300 miles per hour, which can destroy siding, rip off roofs and even remove homes from their foundations.

Do You Need Help Cleaning Up Storm Damage?

If you’re facing any kind of storm damage , Exact Recon can help. We offer several damage restoration services, including fire, smoke and soot restoration services, as well as water damage restoration services in Ann Arbor and all the surrounding communities that can help you and your family get back on track.

Call us at 734-352-9183 or get in touch with us online today.