Jul 21, 2018

A Word About Storm Damage Restoration & DIY Repairs

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 must-know information from Barry Stranz (professional & educator) who has 30+ years in the home improvement industry shared on 7.21.18.

hail roof

One of the biggest questions we receive about storm damage restoration is how an insurance company determines whether enough damage has occurred for a claim to be paid.  An adjuster, using a specific criteria that’s accepted by the industry evaluates both the size and number of hail hits in a 10 foot square area.  They then map and mark out with circles where hail impacts have taken place.  This information allows them to determine whether there is enough damage to substantiate a hail claim.  When hail occurs, it frequently disperses itself evenly throughout the roof’s surface.  However, when it’s wind-driven, hail may fall heavier on one side of the roof over another.  While the language may vary between insurance carriers and policies, in most instances, roofs that receive wind driven hail are fully replaced, even if one side is more damaged than another.  Working with an experienced roofing contractor ensures that the final result will be aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting.  The last thing you want is to partner with a rookie that could end up making any of these serious mistakes.

While the internet provides a wealth of information about DIY projects, one home improvement application that shouldn’t be attempted by an amateur is home siding installation.  While some cement board applications require special tools and masks, even vinyl house siding installation isn’t a task that can be easily figured out by watching YouTube videos.  It’s imperative to understand that vinyl siding will expand and contract as the outside air temperature shifts, making lengths longer than 12 feet a poor decision.  Anchoring the siding at both ends can also cause it to pull away from itself.  When this happens, it’s best to contact a reputable contractor that can assist with the unzipping process.  This task requires the uninstalling and reinstalling of both the problematic siding and the lengths surrounding it.  It is cumbersome and completely avoidable by not undertaking a project outside of your skill set.

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Storm Damage Restoration Reviews:

"We contacted Lindus and they sent their salesperson, Roger, right out to evaluate the job. They contacted our insurance company and the job was completed in no time at all. Great company to work with!

Vern C.
New Richmond, WI
July 30, 2018

After the hail storm our home needed a new roof and all new siding, window trim...the whole nine yards.  From the salesperson to the crew that was doing the work, all were all wonderful. Answered every question, got the work done on time ( and looks great) cleaned up after every day and when the job was done you would never know that they were there.  I would highly recommend Lindus Construction! We were very pleased with everyone involved with the company that worked with us.

Jaide S.
Osceola, WI
July 30, 2018

"Lindus Construction was very prompt and efficient in the re-roofing of our home following a 2017 hail storm.   Their installation of LeafGuard® Gutters was superb."

Vicki B.
New Richmond, WI
June 7, 2018

"Service Rep, Jason, was excellent. He worked with our insurance company to get the cost of replacement handled under our homeowners insurance. Installers were prompt, kept on task and cleaned up the work site - great job!!!"

Cheryl L.
Maple Grove, MN
February 12, 2018

"Salesman Corey was our hero when we had to have our roof replaced due to storm damage. He took care of the entire process for us, and made sure we were happy with the end result.  When we decided to replace our siding, and add a porch, we knew we wanted to go with someone who we could trust and was professional, and Lindus Construction fit those requirements. This project gave our home an entirely new look.  They worked hard and kept it professional.  We will use Lindus again!"

Pat K.
Corcoran, MN
February 14, 2018

We had hail damage.  Lindus replaced shingles and installed LeafGuard® Gutters.  We are extremely pleased with all the work.  The roof has a 50 year warranty. Work was completed very quickly and professionally."

Steve B.
Deer Park, WI
January 11, 2018

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