Partnering With A Storm Damage Restoration Company

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 5.21.22.

What Should I Know About Storm Damage Roof Repair?

When widespread roof storm damage takes place, storm damage restoration contractors from around the country often surface.  They are likely to show up in unmarked vehicles and are unable to provide local references.  Before allowing a storm damage roof repair company to inspect your roof, you should view a current copy of their insurance policy and speak with their insurance company.  Sadly, if they are not adequately insured and become injured, you can be liable for their medical expenses.  In addition, unethical hail damage roof repair companies may intentionally cause damage to force you to file a fraudulent storm damage insurance claim.  While it is possible for an out of area storm damage restoration company to provide quality work, they are better known for cutting corners and not following through on their contracts.  Viewing a contractor’s past projects and asking their references the right questions can help you determine if you want to retain their roofing services.  Family, friends, and online reviews can also be great resources to consult.

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Fast Facts About Roof Installation

A commonly asked question about roof replacement is whether a new roof can be installed over an old one.  While this can be done, there are many reasons why removing the old roof shingles makes sense.  Without their removal, there’s no way to inspect the roof deck for dry rot.  The minimal savings that is incurred by not removing the current roof does not take into consideration the amount of lifespan you could be losing in your roof by not being able to address dry rot.

It’s important to know that the shingles you select have an impact on the lifespan of your roof.  Shingles that are infused with copper can prevent algae growth on a roof.  Thicker shingles with multiple layers, such as GAF Glenwood® shingles, fare better in hailstorms because they are more impact resistant.

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A Word About Home Insulation:

Reputable contractors offering roofing services will also perform an attic inspection during their roof replacement estimate.  That’s because the health of the attic can have an impact on the roof’s lifespan.  Over time, roof insulation is prone to settling which lowers the R-value of an attic.  Diagnostic home performance testing can help a contractor determine if an attic’s insulation and ventilation needs improvement.   Common attic upgrades include the use of cellulose and spray foam insulation.


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Storm Damage Repair Reviews:

Salesperson was knowledgeable and helpful with insurance due to hail damage. We had our previous LeafGuard® Gutters over 20 years. Replaced with new LeafGuard® Gutters due to the hail damage. Installation went great. Clean up was good. Highly recommend.

Beth J.
Minnetonka, MN
May 12, 2022

"Installed gutters after a hailstorm. The work was done professionally and looks good."

Michael L.
Eden Prairie, MN
October 25, 2021

"Lindus Construction recently installed a new roof, replaced my soffits/fascia and installed replacement LeafGuard® Gutters that were damaged by hail this summer. (My original gutters were installed in 1999!) I could not be more pleased with their work, professionalism and meticulous attention to detail on all aspects of the project. Even the flashing on the chimney looks 110% better than what had been previously done and is now caulked as well. I highly recommend Lindus and would definitely hire them in the future should a need arise! You will definitely not be disappointed!

Kimberly S.
Richfield, MN
November 30, 2020

"This year we had storm due to hail and our insurance company allowed us to have Lindus Construction replace our gutters and downspouts. They sent a crew out in a timely manner and swap out the old product. Very pleased with the attention to details and professionalism of Lindus Construction.  As a professional realtor since 1986, I have seen a lot of gutter contractors come and go. I always recommend clients talk with Lindus Construction and see for themselves the great value of the LeafGuard® product."

Greg S.
Lakeville, MN
November 21, 2020

"Our home recently sustained damage from a late summer hailstorm. Dealing with insurance and contractors can be stressful but Lindus made it pain free. They installed today during an unexpectedly heavy fall snowstorm. The guys worked hard and as usual they did an amazing job even in terrible conditions. I would recommend Lindus to anyone and I will be working with them again in the future."

Mauri S.
Bloomington, MN
October 20, 2020

"Just want to tell you our LeafGuard® gutters are still holding strong.  No problems for five years.  I've been sweeping, vacuuming to clean up seed pods and helicopters, but none in the gutters.  True mess in spring, leaves in fall, rain, snow, wind, or hail.  Runs clean without fail.  Nothing gets in, not even the squirrel's tail."

Darlene B.
Red Wing, MN
June 6, 2020
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