Jul 15, 2022

Causes Of Storm Damage Roof Repair & Homeowner Solutions

There is an array of weather-related events that can cause the need for storm damage roof repair including hailstorms, tornadoes, and wind driven rain.  While roof leaks may not be immediate, failure to have a roof repair or replacement completed can have dire consequences for both the interior and exterior of your home.  Here’s what you need to know!

How Can Roof Storm Damage Occur?


After a sizable hailstorm occurs, homeowners are often left needing to file roofing insurance claims for storm damage.  There are a few ways that a storm damage restoration company is able to identify hail damage.  This can include bruised shingles which will eventually lead to holes forming on shingles, which makes them unable to protect a home from interior damage.  Hail can also cause the granules to separate from the shingles.  With enough velocity, roof vents can become dented, and shingles can become cracked.

hail damage


Heavy winds can pull shingles off the roof or cause tears in those that remain.  In some instances, wind damage can cause a roof’s shingles to curl.  Curled shingles that do not correct themselves over time are cause for alarm because it is likely that will suffer further damage over time.

curling shingles


A home that is impacted by a tornado is likely to need a roof replacement.  That is because tornadoes can rip shingles off the roof.  In addition, tornadoes often cause tree branches to fall on roofs, causing significant structural damage.

How Can Homeowners Make It Less Likely That They Will Need Storm Damage Roof Repair?

Impact-Resistant Roof Replacement

When getting roof replacement estimates, it is important to understand that shingles are offered in a variety of impact-resistance classes.  Homeowners opting for a Class 4-impact resistant roof are investing in the shingles that have been certified by Underwriters Laboratory to have the lowest probability of needing new roof installation due to hail.  Examples of Class 4 impact-resistant roofs are GAF Glenwood® and Timberline® AS II Shingles.

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Wind Resistant Roof Installation

The average shingle that most roofing services offer is not meant to withstand the impact of high winds.  However, homeowners living in the Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin should seek out wind resistant shingles in order for their roof to reach the maximum possible lifespan.  One such example is Timberline® HDZ™ shingles by GAF.  The shingles are manufactured with a larger nailing area than ordinary shingles.  This added step makes them much less likely to pull up in periods of heavy wind.  For this reason, GAF is able to offer the industry’s first roofing shingle with no maximum wind speed limitation.

Timberline HDZ and LeafGuard

Trusted For Roofing Services

Since 1979, Lindus Construction has served over 100,000 happy customers in Western Wisconsin in the Twin Cities with home improvements, including roof replacement.

As the most trusted roofing company in the area, you can depend on our craftsmen to install GAF asphalt roofs that are accompanied with a 50-year non-prorated warranty on labor and materials.  Contact us for a complimentary estimate.

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Storm Damage Roof Repair Reviews:

"Fantastic experience with Dave Anderson, the salesman, the crew, and Randahl the supervisor. On time, very organized, attention to detail was superb, they worked like dogs in extreme heat, finished on time and cleaned up after themselves. Also helped me get a much better roof approved by my insurance company. Thrilled."

Dave R.
Eagan, MN
August 4, 2021

"It’s been a pleasure doing business with you and thanks for all your assistance with dealing with my insurance company. You went above and beyond in assisting me with them. I do appreciate you, Jake.  Thanks so much!"

Mary K.
Greenfield, MN
June 4, 2021

"Lindus Construction recently installed a new roof, replaced my soffits/fascia and installed replacement LeafGuard® Gutters that were damaged by hail this summer. (My original gutters were installed in 1999!) I could not be more pleased with their work, professionalism and meticulous attention to detail on all aspects of the project. Even the flashing on the chimney looks 110% better than what had been previously done and is now caulked as well. I highly recommend Lindus and would definitely hire them in the future should a need arise! You will definitely not be disappointed!

Kimberly S.
Richfield, MN
November 30, 2020

"A few years ago we had Lindus install LeafGuard® gutters. We were happy with the crew and product. After the hail storm last summer, we hired Lindus to replace our roof and gutters. As owners of a historic home, we chose the 50 year GAF shingles. Rick Lindus provided project management and worked diligently at all times to make sure we were completely satisfied - and we are!"

Janene D.
New Richmond, WI
November 14, 2018

"Had my roof (shingles, soffit, fascia, and gutters) replaced by Lindus two years ago and am very pleased with the quality of their work. When hail came through a year later I called and they came out and did an inspection to make sure everything was OK."

Clifford L.
Red Wing, MN
August 31, 2018

"We were extremely pleased with the professional and quality service provided by Lindus Construction when they replaced our hail-damaged roof and gutters. We highly recommend them."

Vicki G.
New Richmond, Wi
August 31, 2018
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