Jul 31, 2021

A Word About Storm Damage Restoration & Roof Replacement

Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus offers advice on avoiding storm chasing contractors, as well as choosing quality shingles and having your insulation evaluated during your storm damage repairs.

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Know the Signs of a Storm Chasing Contractor

When storms happen, homeowners can panic, and understandably so!  It’s important to not sign any paperwork with a contractor unless you are 100% you are doing business with them.  Storm chasing contractors oftentimes pressure homeowners to sign contingency contracts.  These types of contracts stipulate that the contractor will work for insurance proceeds minus the deductible.   They also state if the insurance company approves a storm claim, the homeowner must use that contractor.  The homeowner usually loses out in this situation because the contractor is motivated to install the cheapest possible roof they can.  This gives them the highest possible profit margin.  An example of cutting corners on a roof installation is reusing the underlayment.  When this is done, the shingles are often wavy.

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Attractive & Strong GAF Glenwood® Shingles for Your Roof Replacement

One of the most important features to evaluate when installing new shingles is their appearance.  GAF Glenwood® shingles are an attractive option because they are engineered to imitate the look of cedar shakes.  In addition, their thickness makes them able to withstand hail damage, which has the potential to lower insurance rates.

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Increase Sustainability & Comfort with New Insulation

A home’s insulation should also be evaluated prior to a new roof being installed.  This ensures the shingles reach their maximum lifespan.  Without proper insulation, the stack effect is likely to happen, sacrificing a home’s energy efficiency.  During the stack effect, when exterior temperatures drop, cold air is pulled down an attic’s walls and attempting to exit through the rim.  The stack effect creates a drafty home.  In the summer months, inadequate insulation and ventilation can cause the reverse stack effect to happen and air can be pulled up into the attic.  The stack effect can create frost in the attic.  This leads to mold and rot.

Contact us today to get started on your storm damage restoration project.

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 651-461-9226.  

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Twin Cities Roof Replacement Reviews:

"Josh and another young fellow arrived on time and did a fantastic job replacing my LeafGuard® Gutters and downspouts due to hail damage.  Lindus is one company on whom a customer can depend, from start to finish. Everything was cleaned up afterwards! Thank you very much!"

Janet S.
Plymouth, MN
April 22, 2024

The installation went smoothly. The supervisor suggested some additional drainage maneuvers for spots with heavy fall off and I appreciated that. We got replacement after hail damage."

Linda B.
Farmington, MN
March 5, 2024

"We replaced old gutters due to hail damage. The crew was friendly, efficient and cleaned up well when they were done."

Ron D.
New Hope, MN
February 19, 2024

"I had very positive experience with Lindus Construction. They showed up a day earlier than scheduled to replace my LeafGuard® Gutters which were damaged during last summer's hail storm.  The clean-up and removal of the old gutters was exceptional.   I thank Lindus for the extra effort and the professionalism they exhibited to complete the project."

Howard K.
Roberts, WI
February 13, 2024

"The work done on my house looks great. Very happy with the final product. Done on time and at the agreed amount. Lindus also worked well with my insurance."

Bob B.
White Bear Lake, MN
February 7, 2024

"They did my shingles and gutters. They were fantastic.  My gutters had hail damage, so they replaced them. They were here and gone.  GREAT job guys!"

Karen A.
River Falls, WI
January 12, 2024
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