May 25, 2019

Fast Facts About Windows, Siding, & Storm Damage Restoration

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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Window Replacement

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.

Home with new siding & windows

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.

Contact us today to get started repairing your home’s storm damage.

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 or texting 651.461.9226.

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Our Storm Damage Repair Reviews:

"Lindus did our roof replacement after hail damage. The crew that came out was supervised by Felipe and Carlos. They worked hard to complete the job in one day and seemed dedicated to doing it right without cutting any corners. Was very satisfied with the work and working with Lindus in general."

Richard N.
MInneapolis, MN
October 18, 2023

"We had our original LeafGuard® Gutter system installed in 2018 by Lindus Construction and they did a wonderful job. The system has worked great for 5 years until we recently had a large hail storm and the gutters needed to be replaced. Again, they did a great job. They were on time and did a fast installation with no mess. This storm and damage was widespread and we were impressed on how quickly they were able to complete our project. We highly recommend this company and the LeafGuard® Brand Gutters system!"

Vicki D.
Rice Lake, WI
October 3, 2023

“I'd like to compliment you and your people for the quality of work, attention to detail and communication skills demonstrated to us during the project. Without exception, every Lindus employee was knowledgeable, polite, and considerate of us and our property. I'd like to praise TJ for his patience and willingness to accommodate our wishes and abilities to explain any detail of the project we asked about. In addition, his attention to detail and quality of work is most appreciated."

Scott S.
St. Paul, MN
September 20, 2023

"We had LeafGuard® put on our house 5 years ago and were totally satisfied with the product. With a large hail storm and damage, we called to have it looked at by our insurance company and Lindus. Brandon Larson, the sales representative was excellent - -we didn't have any questions because he took his time and walked us through the insurance and replacement process. Brandon's presentation and explanations were right on. He and Lindus construction have the best service and products. The LeafGuard® product speaks for itself as it is the highest quality. When we tell people that we have it, they are always impressed and so are we!" 

Vicki D.
Hastings, MN
August 14, 2023

"Everything went well. Your project supervisor, Nelson, was awesome. My new sun tunnel works great. It really lights up the kitchen. Thanks for all your hard work negotiating with my insurance."

Dan H.
Oakdale, MN
July 21, 2023

"Brandon Larson from Lindus came out and inspected my roof only to find it was covered in hail damage and needed to be replaced. He worked directly with my insurance to get it covered 100%.  From a quality perspective, they did a really nice job and did the work quickly to avoid too much disruption to me and my family.  I am pleased with Lindus and would highly recommend them for future projects."

Daniel P.
Menomonie, WI
June 29, 2023
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