How Can I Determine If I Need To File An Insurance Claim For Roof 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 quandaries addressed by calling or texting 651-461-9226.  Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus shared on 6.25.22.       

How Can I Determine If I Need To File A Storm Damage Insurance Claim?

After discussing your concerns and storm damage insurance claim with your home insurance representative, contact a reliable contractor.  Roofing companies can use various techniques to determine if a hail damage roof repair is needed.  One technique is climbing on the home and performing a visual inspection for roof damage.  The drawback is that it can be easy for a roofer to scuff the shingle granules when walking on them on hot days.  In addition, it can be dangerous to climb on roofs that are high or have a steep pitch.  An alternative to walking on a roof is using a drone that can capture close-up images of the roof to determine if a storm damage roof repair is needed.  Drones can also capture roofing dimensions so that roofing companies know how many shingles to order.  Once we’ve gathered all the information regarding your roof damage, some contractors, like Lindus Construction, will work directly with your insurance company to ensure all damaged items are accounted for.

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How Soon After Hail Or Windstorm Should I Start Interviewing Storm Damage Restoration Contractors?

If you suspect that your home has roof storm damage, it’s wise to get in touch with reliable storm damage repair companies as quickly as possible.  That’s because quality roof replacement companies often book up quickly after widespread hail damage.  With material prices on the rise, it’s a smart financial move for homeowners to proceed with their hail damage roof repair projects sooner than later.

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If I Have Gutter Damage From Storms, What Type Of System Should I Consider?

Hail, wind, and rainstorms can cause gutter damage like sagging, leaking, falling troughs, clogs from falling debris, and more.  Homeowners that are evaluating clog-free gutter systems should veer towards the LeafGuard® brand.  Since clogged gutter damage can impact a home’s landscaping and foundation, you want a reliable system.  The downspouts that accompany the home gutter system should be oversize in order to filter as much water away from the home as possible.  LeafGuard® Gutters win favor with homeowners because they’re guaranteed never to clog, are made from aluminum 20% thicker than ordinary gutters, and have been awarded the prestigious Good Housekeeping Seal of approval.  Learn more about our durable seamless gutters.

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After A Storm Hit, I Was Left With Deck Damage, What Should I Know?

Finding deck damage and more after a storm can be unsettling.  After a visual inspection, you may come to find that you have missing or damaged deck boards.    When it comes to new deck installation, homeowners have their choice between building a wood deck or composite deck installation.  While brown treated lumber can be a wise choice for the budget conscious homeowner, it is prone to drying and cracking.  The longevity and lack of maintenance required for a composite deck make it a more popular choice for homeowners and deck contractors.  Of the types of decks available, a name that is quickly gaining traction in the market is Millboard® decking.

If you have deck damage and are considering materials for your installation, know that Millboard® is better than other types in its product class because it does not get overly hot in the summer.  In addition, it is not slippery in snowy and rainy conditions.  Deck contractors appreciate that it does not experience the rampant expansion and contraction issues other decking products have.  From an aesthetic perspective, Millboard® has a deep resemblance to wood.


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"The crew did a great job replacing my LeafGuard® Gutters after hail damage, especially in this winter weather. Friendly and professional."

Linda N.
Northfield, MN
March 18, 2023

"Lindus did a great job on our gutters years ago, and again this year. Communication is a big deal to me, and they scored high in that regard. Follow-through with us and our insurance company made the process easier than I imagined.  Installation crew was professional, polite, and accommodating."

Jayne N.
St. Paul, MN
March 14, 2023

"Very happy with the workmanship and the attention to detail on our new roof and gutters. Also a big shout-out to Doug who worked with our insurance company who was less than helpful."

Carol S.
Mahtomedi, MN
March 10, 2023

"We just had our LeafGuard® installed today from the hail damage.  The two men that installed it were wonderful installers and such good people."

Bob D.
Springbrook, WI

"I would just like you to know what a great job Matt did with and for us.  Our insurance was not very good at letting us know what was going on or sending a check to get this project done.  Matt kept on them and we finally got the final check.  I don't know what we could have done without his help.  Thanks to him, it finally got done."

Barb P.
Oakdale, MN
October 19, 2022

"Lindus did a great job.  Matt Puhl worked hard & it took a bit, but he never gave up. We really appreciated all his hard work."

Bruce P.
Oakdale, MN
September 5, 2022
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