Aug 20, 2022

Tips For Planning Your Roof Replacement Project

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 8.20.22.

Fast Facts About The Types Of Roof Shingles Available

Cedar Shake Shingles

Cedar shake roof installation offers a unique and rustic look.  However, annual maintenance must be performed to prevent the growth of algae and moss on the roof.  In addition, because cedar shakes are comprised of organic roofing material, the roof may not last as long as metal or asphalt shingles.  In terms of cost, a roof replacement estimate for cedar shakes often costs more than other materials.  If you plan to replace your roof with a cedar install, know that it’s very labor intensive, which also adds to the final cost.  The last point to consider about cedar shake roofing is that insurance companies often charge a premium for this material because it is not fire resistant.

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GAF Roof Shingles

GAF shingles are accompanied by with a 50-year, non-prorated warranty that covers labor and materials.  GAF shingles come in an array of colors and styles.  In addition, a GAF roofing system can even be designed to imitate the look of cedar shakes.  This can be accomplished with GAF Glenwood® shingles.  Thicker than most other roofing replacements, GAF Glenwood® shingles also have the highest possible roof impact resistance rating.

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Details About Home Insulation Services & Roofing Replacement

Home insulation has a deep impact on the lifespan of a roof.  Therefore, it’s important to consider home insulation services during the roof installation process.  To understand which energy efficient home improvements are needed, home insulation contractors typically want to inspect a home’s attic and basement to get an understanding of their current states.  While the basement and attic are in completely different areas of the home, making modifications to one spot can have an impact on the home’s building envelope.  Home air sealing services should also be considered because of their ability to create a more energy efficient space.  Learn more about the areas in your home that benefit from air sealing.

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How Insurance Policies Impact Roof Replacement

Homeowners needing hail damage roof repair, often need to file a storm damage insurance claim.  To have the best possible outcome with storm damage restoration, it’s best to work with a local insurance agent that is able to suggest appropriate coverage for your home.  They should also go over your policy with you to make sure that you understand how it addresses roofing insurance claims for storm damage.  For example, some hail damage roof repair policies stipulate that if a roof is over 10 years old, the insurance company is only obligated to pay 50% of the cost to replace your roof.  This means that a homeowner only receives a payback of the actual cash value and not the depreciated value.  Insurance companies often penalize homeowners for roofs that are older than 10 years old because of their likelihood to be damaged by hail. 

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Our Roof Replacement Reviews:

"Lindus has installed their gutter system and a new roof on our home and both projects went perfectly. They show up when they say they will, pay attention to every little detail, and when they leave, (except for the new roof or gutters) you can’t tell they were there."

Gerald S.
Andover, MN
October 24, 2022

"They worked long and hard to get it done on day 2, as rain was expected. They left the place spotless upon completion.  Very impressive!"

Steve C.
Spring Valley, WI
July 21, 2022

"I can highly recommend Lindus Construction for roofing. The crew was fast, careful and produced a stunning end result. Good communication meant we were able to evaluate and implement changes as needed. Very pleased with the services and people involved. Thank you!"

Martin H.
Lake Elmo, MN
June 28, 2022

"Everything was great."

David B.
Turtle Lake, WI
June 18, 2022

"Quality work. Great clean up. Constant updates on progress. Responsive to questions. Great experience from beginning to end."

Andy N.
Oakdale, MN
June 24, 2022

"We recently had a hailstorm come through.  Fortunately, we purchased the best asphalt roof system back in 2016. Jake took the time to inspect our exterior including walking up on our roof. When he finished, he took additional time to review his findings. Fortunately because of the high end roof and underlayment material that we purchased, our roof survived and we do not need to replace it. Jake was extremely professional and very detailed and very friendly.  With staff like him, you will continue to have long established customers like us."

Rick & Bonnie B.
Hudson, Wi
June 16, 2022
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