Apr 11, 2020

Your Guide to Preparing Your Home for Storm Damage

Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus guides you into what home improvement projects you can do now in order to help protect your home from storm damage.

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It has been said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of the cure.  One area of homeownership where this particularly applies is roof replacement.

Savvy homeowners understand the importance of having recent photos of the exterior of their home on file, along with a full copy of their home insurance policy with the contact information for their local insurance agent, and a list of reputable contractors that can be of assistance if the need arises. This prevents emotional decision making and signing a contract with roofing storm chasers.

Lindus Construction worker installing a new roof on a home

While the technology exists to pull roofing dimensions without hand measuring, a visual inspection provides a contractor the ability to diagnose issues that could go unnoticed, ensuring a better long-term result. An added benefit is that in-person roof inspections have a lower incidence of unintended project costs occurring once work has commenced because visual issues can be identified.

A roofing expert can also provide guidance on shingle styles and colors.  Manufacturers like GAF, offer shingles that release algae-fighting copper in order to keep your roof looking its best over time.  This is particularly helpful for homes in close proximity to Oak trees that shade the roof, creating an ideal environment for algae to thrive.

Another exciting roofing innovation by GAF is the Glenwood® Lifetime Designer Shingle.  It’s custom-manufactured to imitate the aesthetics of cedar shake roofs without the expensive maintenance which can include annual chemical treatments that prevent moss growth.

Nearby trees should be trimmed back to prevent persistent shady spots that can prevent the roof from ever fully drying out.  Cedar shake roofs also need to be inspected to ensure there are no missing shakes, which can lead to home water damage.

GAF Asphalt Shingles on a roof

Preparing Your Home’s Siding

Another area of a home that is frequently damaged in storms is the siding.  Because of its lifespan, many homeowners can feel uncertain about the best present-day siding materials.  Quality Edge steel siding and LP® SmartSide®  prefinished in Diamond Kote® are both popular homeowner selections because of their industry-leading finish warranties, eliminating the worry of fading paint.

Owners of historic homes can find it challenging to select new windows that are both energy efficient and complementary to the home’s architecture.  Infinity® from Marvin Windows offer an optimum solution because they are offered in an array of shapes, sizes, styles and finishing options.

Contact us today if you need help repairing your home from storm damage.

Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 8:30 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am.  Have your most pressing home improvement questions answered by calling or texting 651.461.9226. 

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Our Storm Damage Repair Reviews:

"We had an absolutely amazing experience with Lindus. They were the only company that answered my email for storm-damaged gutters. Their level of customer service is exceptional, reaching 100%. They go beyond the call of duty to ensure the homeowner is completely happy with their craftsmanship. Keep doing what you're doing!"

Eric J.
St Paul, MN
December 14, 2023

"Lindus Construction was quick to respond to our need for repair of our gutters after a hail storm. The crew that showed up was courteous and professional. They completed the work to my complete satisfaction."

Barry S.
Rice Lake, WI
December 4, 2023

"Lindus Construction installed our new roof with GAF shingles after the hail storms that came through in the spring. Not only are we very impressed with the quality of work, but also with the communication every step of the way. Our crew did a great job cleaning up after the install which is something very important to us since we have pets. We will continue to recommend Lindus to our friends and family and look forward to using them on other home projects in the future." '

Callista R.
Baldwin, WI
December 4, 2023

"Our roofing project, necessitated by storm damage, was made exceptional thanks to Lindus Construction. Jake's expertise in dealing with the insurance adjuster, Brittney's scheduling, and Nelson's leadership under scorching conditions were remarkable. Notably, our neighbors were so impressed by their work that they've now chosen Lindus Construction for their project too."

Bridget C.
River Falls, WI
October 23, 2023

"We had storm damage to our residence and it all happened in a matter of seconds.  Your representatives and workers did a very highly professional job on all phases.  Everyone we dealt with was top of the line.  Thank you!"

Archie & Ella D.
Hudson, WI
October 15, 2023

"It was good and professional from negotiating with my insurance to the completion of the project. Thanks, Lindus."

Dan H.
Oakdale, MN
July 27, 2023
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