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 6.4.22.
What Facts Should Homeowners Understand About Roofing Insurance Claims For Storm Damage?
When it comes to storm damage repair, it’s wise to ask the right questions to roofing companies prior to making a decision. That’s because storm damage restoration contractors can vary in their levels of expertise and customer service. Watchdog websites, such as the Better Business Bureau can provide insights into the reputation of a storm damage restoration company. Asking the right questions to a contractor’s references can also help determine if the roofing contractors are reputable. It is wise to steer clear of out of area storm chasing contractors. They are often not properly licensed and insured. Oftentimes, they may not be familiar with local building codes. Even more frustrating is that if they do complete your hail damage roof repair, if there are further roofing services needed to correct initial installation mistakes, it can be very difficult to track down this type of contractor to get them to correct their work.
What Should Homeowners Understand About Roof Installation?
Not all roof replacement projects are the same. Asphalt shingles come in a variety of colors and styles. In addition, roofing companies offer shingles of varying quality that may or may be able to stand up to hail damage. One shingle known for its impact-resistance is the GAF Glenwood® shingle. This is largely due to the thickness of the shingles. GAF Glenwood® shingles win favor with homeowners and roofing contractors because of their close imitation to the look of cedar shake roofing. Popular shingle colors include dark brown and charcoal black. It is particularly important that dark roofing colors are installed on homes with properly sealed attics. This means having the appropriate vapor barriers and R-values. Without this, a home’s energy efficiency can be lessened.
It’s important to know that roofing services are more than just shingle installation. The first step in the process is removing the old shingles. That’s because a new roof should never be installed over an old one. That’s because a roof deck should be inspected for dry rot and new plywood should be installed where necessary. After that, the roofing vents can be cut in. After that, the roofing underlayment can be installed.
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What Do I Need To Know About Siding Installation Service After Storm Damage?
Siding installation is often needed after storm damage. While there are many types of siding, LP® SmartSide® siding is an exceptional house siding product because of its durability and its ability to hold up against storm damage. It is offered in an array of profiles and house siding colors. Currently, dark siding colors are more popular selections than light siding colors.