FAQ’s About Roofing, Siding, & Decking

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 7.2.22.       

What Roofing & Siding Materials Should I Use For My Storm Damage Restoration Project?

Hail Damage Roof Repair

Storm damage roof repair offers homeowners the opportunity to opt for a roof installation using Class 4 impact-resistant shingles.  This type of roof replacement uses the shingles that are most likely to avoid a storm damage insurance claim due to their durability.  Examples of Class 4 impact-resistant shingles include GAF Glenwood® and GAF Timberline® AS II Shingles.

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Storm Damage Siding Installation

When it comes to siding installation, homeowners have many different types of siding to choose fromLP® SmartSide® siding is popular with siding contractors because of its ability to hold up against storm damage.  In addition, it comes with industry leading warranties.  Siding contractors also appreciate how easy it is to complete a siding installation using this product.  Steel siding installers should make homeowners aware that the material can make loud noises as it expands during the freeze/thaw cycle.  When compared with LP® SmartSide®, steel siding is more likely to be damaged by hail.

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Facts To Know About Filing A Storm Damage Insurance Claim

Many homeowners are accustomed to home insurance deductibles being between $1000-$2000.  However, as insurance companies continue to experience an increase in roofing insurance claims for storm damage, deductibles are likely to increase.  For example, the state of Florida just passed a law that once a roof is older than 15 years, the insurance company has to pay significantly less than if the roof replacement was for a newer roof.

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Points To Consider Before Proceeding With A Deck Installation

Many times, after storm damage occurs, homeowners choose to use the opportunity to explore new deck installation.  However, it’s important that homeowners do their homework before hiring a custom deck builder, even if you have simple deck ideas in mind.  It’s wise to speak with past customers about the caliber of deck installation services the contractor provides.  Online reviews and viewing past projects can also provide further information about the types of decks the contractor builds.  Decking contractors should also be able to explain the types of deck footings they recommend and why.  Diamond and helical piers are highly recommended for their stability in a variety of soil types.  A diamond pier is comprised of cement and looks like a diamond.  It has chutes in it with a series of four-foot posts that are jack hammered into the ground.  A helical pier gives the appearance of a giant drill bit.

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"I recently needed my 22 year old wooden deck replaced and contacted Lindus Construction. Dave, the sales rep, was very responsive and answered my questions. He even looked at the other estimates I received and went over them line by line to explain the differences and signed with Lindus. Chad and Logan did the tear down and rebuild of my deck and they were great! Very efficient, cleaned up the area and constructed the deck in a couple of days. I love it! It looks beautiful and is very well constructed. Then a couple of weeks later, Josh from Lindus called to ask to inspect the deck. I couldn't believe it. Lindus has their own inspectors! I've never seen that before. If you need a new deck, I'd highly recommend contacting Lindus Construction. They aren't the cheapest...but they are the best quality!"

Ginnee B.
Prior Lake, MN
July 5, 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

"My wife and I are so thrilled about the new roof shingles you installed on our home. They are absolutely gorgeous and could not possibly look any more amazing than they are.  The LeafGuard® team also did an outstandingly professional job installing the gutter system and had a couple of recommendations on a gutter and downspout placement that really functions well AND makes the house look astounding."

Joseph R.
Minneapolis, MN
June 27, 2022

"The Lindus crew that worked on my house was great! We had our large house re-sided, new brick, soffit and fascia, and gutters. They provided status updates, answered my questions, and provided great recommendations when we ran into the inevitable hiccup of replacing old with new. Their quality control process is above and beyond anything I have ever experienced which left me with an amazing end result in which I felt 100% confident in the lasting power."

Brenda D.
River Falls, WI
June 22, 2022

"Couldn't be happier with our new deck! Fast, clean, great craftsmanship - it'll outlast the house."

Karen J.
Minneapolis, MN
May 23, 2022

"Highly recommend. Quality of work and installers was excellent. I am enjoying siding, windows, gutters and a front door. They will be my first call when I come up with another project."

Marlys R.
Newport, MN
May 4, 2022
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