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 6.11.22.
Fast Facts About Storm Damage Restoration
Navigating a storm damage insurance claim can be an intimidating process for a homeowner. It’s important to know that insurance adjusters will look at the entire exterior of the home for storm damage. This can include gutter systems, roofing, windows and doors, siding, and decking. It’s wise to have a reputable storm damage restoration company inspect your home prior to or at the same time as the insurance adjuster. This ensures that the insurance adjuster can review all of the storm damage repairs that the contractor is deeming necessary to protect the integrity of your home.
Storm Damage Roof Repair Information
For homeowners that have a hail damage roof repair, the timing can be perfect for upgrading to Class 4 impact resistant shingles. This type of shingle is often eligible for insurance discounts because this material is designed to hold up against sizable hail. An example of this type of shingle is GAF Glenwood® shingles. They’re accompanied with a 50-year, non-prorated warranty that covers both labor and materials. This warranty transfers to the next owner of the home. Even more appealing is that the GAF Glenwood® shingles give the appearance of cedar shakes without the expense of maintenance.
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Deck Installation Services
Homeowners that partner with a general contractor after storm damage has occurred, have the advantage of the option to upgrade additional areas of their home. This can provide the opportunity for new deck installation. One of the biggest decisions homeowners must make about decking is whether they’d like a wood deck or composite decking. Most homeowners prefer composite deck installation because it does not require staining. A popular composite decking material is Millboard®. Each board is painted and finished by hand, giving it the appearance of oak. The material is slip-resistant even when it is snowy and rainy. In addition to the types of decks they can select, homeowners also have the option to choose the deck railing and framing materials. In both cases, steel is an excellent choice because of its beauty and longevity.