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 from. LP® 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.
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.
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.