Jul 11, 2020

Storm Chasing Contractors vs. Trustworthy Contractors

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 addressed by calling or texting 651-989-9226.  Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus, shared on 7.11.20.

If your home is in need of storm damage repair, it’s wise to start consulting with reputable contractors right after speaking with your insurance company.  Above all else, exercise patience.  When it comes to storm damage, and all things home improvement, having patience is the key to success.  While a door knocking storm contractor will often promise to complete work faster than a local contractor, work is often done in a shoddy manner, if it is completed at all.

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Storm chasing contractors can also fail to correctly install bath fans through the roof.  This can lead to moldy attic insulation, dry rot and shingles that fail prematurely.  An advantage to working with local, reputable residential roofing contractors is that they have the ability to offer warranties that offer peace of mind, such as GAF’s Golden Pledge® warranty.  This non-prorated warranty, offered by GAF Master Elite™ contractors, is good for 50 years and covers both labor and materials. Even more assuring is that the warranty can be transferred to the next owner of your home.

Another area that local, reputable contractors outshine storm chasing contractors is their ability to recommend additional home improvements that can add to your overall satisfaction of your home.  One such improvement is the addition of skylights and sun tunnels that can introduce natural light to areas of your home that would not otherwise receive it. Popular options include bathrooms, basements, hallways, and closets.

When it comes to hail damage siding insurance claims, the contractor you opt to have perform the work is nearly as important as the material you pick. If opting for steel siding, opt for a reputable professional with a working knowledge of this siding material, as it can be trickier to install than vinyl.  LP® SmartSide installation also requires precise craftsmanship in order to maintain the manufacturer warranty and prevent water infiltration.

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"I have LeafGuard® Gutters on my home for over 18 years whenever I called them to look at them, they have always sent someone out to make the adjustment.  Recently, because of storm damage, they came out and installed new gutters and downspouts around my home a fantastic new gutter. The installers were neat and did a great job installing and disposing of the old gutters in the high heat we experience.  My wife and I would definitely recommend LeafGuard® and Lindus Construction. There is no one better!"

Greg S.
Lakeville, MN
July 24, 2020

"The work completed was good, no problem."

Don Y.
Turtle Lake, WI
July 6, 2020

"Just want to tell you our LeafGuard® gutters are still holding strong.  No problems for five years.  I've been sweeping, vacuuming to clean up seed pods and helicopters, but none in the gutters.  True mess in spring, leaves in fall, rain, snow, wind, or hail.  Runs clean without fail.  Nothing gets in, not even the squirrel's tail."

Darlene B.
Red Wing, MN
June 6, 2020

"Lindus Construction install LeafGuard® gutters the day after Easter 2020 snowstorm. The crew was very professional and about 2/3 done, another snow squall hit with high winds. The crew kept on working!! Throughout the afternoon when I spoke to both workers, they were so friendly & upbeat. The finished product looks GREAT!! I highly recommend!! Thank you."

Gregory S.
River Falls, WI
April 25, 2020

"It was very good. They were thorough, knowledgeable, and took the time to make sure I understood my options. The crew was good, and very accommodating to my preferences. I would highly recommend them to others."

Joanne F.
St. Paul, MN
April 12, 2020

"Lindus Construction/Midwest LeafGuard® is the best! After storm damage, the crew replaced everything in less than a day."

Warren J.
Osseo, MN
November 20, 2019
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