Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am. Have your most pressing home improvement questions answered by calling 651-989-9226 or texting 81807. Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus, shared on 7.20.19.
When our past customers are calling us for storm damage restoration, we’re frequently hearing about the influx of storm chasing contractors that have descended upon their neighborhoods. This is quite likely because outer states, such as Colorado, have received significantly less hail than in years past. When encountering this type of individual, forego any temptation to sign a contract with them. Their contracts often have the homeowner signing a contingency that states that if a homeowner’s insurance company determines storm repair is needed, the homeowner must work with the storm chasing contractor. When storm damage occurs, the homeowners that have the highest level of happiness with the end result have retained the services of a local, reputable contractor, that’s able to provide project references from the area.
A storm can provide an opportunity for homeowners to make improvements to their home that increase their personal comfort and their home’s energy efficiency. One such improvement is a sun tunnel. A sun tunnel magnifies sunlight through the device’s interior reflective surface. There is minimal intensity lost as the light is transmitted to the diffuser, producing a soft light into the home. Sun tunnels work well in areas like bathrooms, hallways, and closets that are often starved of natural light.
This Twin Cities Homeowner Opted to Have a Sun Tunnel Installed After His Roof Was Damaged in a Storm:
Many homeowners with wooden decks damaged by storms, are gravitating towards maintenance-free options, such AZEK®. One reason this material works so well in the Midwest is that it’s able to expand and contract throughout the seasons. While many decking manufacturers offer railing systems, many homeowners gravitate towards metal options, such as Westbury aluminum railing systems. Metal railings systems often wear better than composite options.
When it comes to your home’s siding after a hail storm, a popular choice is LP® SmartSide®. From an aesthetic standpoint, it does wonders for a home’s curb appeal. In addition, LP® SmartSide® does not experience the expansion and contraction that steel siding does. Homeowners that opt for this home siding, appreciate its longevity and durability. LP® SmartSide® is difficult to scratch and is more impact resistant than many other siding materials. Prefinished in Diamond Kote®, LP® SmartSide® is protected against ultraviolet rays that cause basic siding to discolor over time.
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