Apr 11, 2020

Proactive Home Storm Damage Repair Guide

It has been said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of the cure.  One area of homeownership where this particularly applies is roof replacement.  Savvy homeowners understand the importance of having recent photos of the exterior of their home on file, along with a full copy of their home insurance policy with the contact information for their local insurance agent, and a list of reputable contractors that can be of assistance if the need arises.  This prevents emotion decision making and signing a contract with roofing storm chasers.

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While the technology exists to pull roofing dimensions without hand measuring, a visual inspection provides a contractor the ability to diagnose issues that could go unnoticed, ensuring a better long-term result. An added benefit is that in-person roof inspections have a lower incidence of unintended project costs occurring once work has commenced because visual issues can be identified.

A roofing expert can also providence guidance on shingle styles and colors.  Manufacturers like GAF, offer shingles that releases algae-fighting copper in order to keep your roof looking its best over time.  This is particularly helpful for homes in close proximity to Oak trees that shade the roof, creating an ideal environment for algae to thrive.  Another exciting roofing innovation by GAF is the Glenwood® Lifetime Designer Shingle.  It’s custom-manufactured to imitate the aesthetics of cedar shake roofs without the expensive maintenance which can include annual chemical treatments that prevent moss growth.  Nearby trees should be trimmed back to prevent persistent shady spots that can prevent the roof from ever fully drying out.  Cedar shake roofs also need to be inspected to ensure there are no missing shakes, which can lead to home water damage.

Another area of a home that is frequently damaged in storms is the siding.  Because of its lifespan, many homeowners can feel uncertain about the best present-day siding materials.  Quality Edge steel siding and LP® SmartSide®  prefinished in Diamond Kote® are both popular homeowner selections because of their industry-leading finish warranties, eliminating the worry of fading paint.

Owners of historic homes can find it challenging to select new windows that are both energy efficient and complementary of the home’s architecture.  Infinity® from Marvin Windows offer an optimum solution because they are offered in an array of shapes, sizes, styles and finishing options.

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"Had Lindus re-shingle our roof this summer following a hail storm and while I don't know much about roofing I do know a lot about customer service and they were excellent. Easy to trust a company that is honest and dedicated to their work. I have also referred them to two neighbors who have also used them with equally satisfying results."

Howard J.
White Bear Lake, MN
December 10, 2018

"After having LeafGuard® gutters installed by Lindus a few years ago we suffered hail damage in 2017 and went to Lindus not only for the gutter replacement but also for the re-roof. While re-roofing they identified and replaced several panels of plywood roof sheathing which over time had de-laminated. Beautiful job, thorough clean-up.  Since we went with LeafGuard®, we have not had any problems with leaves, pine needles and "helicopters" which previously filled and clogged our gutters."

Jerry H.
Stillwater, MN
December 8, 2018

"A few years ago we had Lindus install LeafGuard® gutters. We were happy with the crew and product. After the hail storm last summer, we hired Lindus to replace our roof and gutters. As owners of a historic home, we chose the 50 year GAF shingles. Rick Lindus provided project management and worked diligently at all times to make sure we were completely satisfied - and we are!"

Janene D.
New Richmond, WI
November 14, 2018

"We were extremely pleased with the professional and quality service provided by Lindus Construction when they replaced our hail-damaged roof and gutters. We highly recommend them."

Vicki G.
New Richmond, Wi
August 31, 2018

"Had my roof (shingles, soffit, fascia, and gutters) replaced by Lindus two years ago and am very pleased with the quality of their work. When hail came through a year later I called and they came out and did an inspection to make sure everything was OK."

Clifford L.
Red Wing, MN
August 31, 2018

"We asked Lindus to give us an estimate on replacing our skylights. While they were on the roof checking out the skylights, they noticed we had hail damage. Thanks to their thoroughness, we knew to file a claim with our insurance company and they covered the cost of a new roof, skylights and gutters. Lindus was very fast (the roof and windows were done in a day) very clean....we did not find a single nail in our yard...and everyone was so courteous. I would use them again without hesitation!"

Jill F.
Minneapolis, MN
January 7, 2018
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