Lindus Construction’s COO Andy Lindus answers common questions about navigating storm damage for your home’s siding, windows, and more.
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When acquiring window replacement estimates, it’s important to understand the colors available, particularly when trying to match other features within your home. One of the most appealing features of Infinity® from Marvin Windows is that they have a window with a black exterior finish, a characteristic not offered by many manufacturers. It’s worth noting that the painting of vinyl house windows is not recommended because the finish can easily be scratched and the longevity of the finish is minimal.
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Storm Damage Repair Insurance Claims
Fortunately, most homeowners can go an entire lifetime without having a home storm damage insurance claim. However, when hail damage does occur, it can leave homeowners unsure how the insurance process works. Insurance companies often provide the actual cash value upfront and then the depreciation amount once the work has been completed. In most cases, homeowners are only given two years to collect their depreciation.
Extensions may be available but depends on the circumstances and insurance company. It’s wise to retain the services of a local insurance agent that you have a good working relationship with that can assist you with navigating the insurance claims process and can be an advocate on your behalf. Read all the fine print within your policy and do your due diligence to make sure that they understand the ins and outs of your policy.
Hail-Resistant Siding Options
Your home’s siding is one area of the home that is often impacted by hail. However, this provides an opportunity to make exterior upgrades that will enhance a home’s curb appeal. Many homeowners opt to work with multiple materials to create a personalized look.
Popular options include: LP® SmartSide®, steel, Versetta stone, brick, shakes, and vinyl. Be sure to retain the services of a contractor that understands how to transition from one material to the next to create a seamless look. 3D imaging allows homeowners to work with their contractor to pick combinations that they’ll enjoy for years to come.
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