Updating Your Roof & Siding After Hailstorm Damage

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 651-989-9226.  Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus, shared on 5.15.21.

Many homeowners are surprised to hear that there are asphalt shingles that are manufactured to be resistant to the effects of hail. One such shingle is the Glenwood® by GAF.  It carries the highest possible impact resistance rating.  This is largely due to its ultra-dimensional design and thick layers.  Ordinary shingles have about three bundles to a square.  A square measures 10’ x 10’.  However, Glenwood® shingles have 10 bundles per square.  From a beauty standpoint, Glenwood® shingles win high marks because of their close imitation of cedar shakes. To offer the ultimate peace of mind, Glenwood® shingles, installed by Lindus Construction are accompanied with a 50-year, non-prorated warranty that covers labor and materials. It’s important to note that the warranty is a time of incident warranty.  This means that there is zero out of pocket cost because the warranty pays the current market rate for the product and installation.

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GAF Shingles for Your Roof Installation After Hailstorm Damage

From a sustainability standpoint, GAF shingles are an ideal choice because they have recently patented a process that allows them to manufacture new shingles from recycled materials. This keeps shingles from ending up in landfills.  Many of the shingles GAF manufacturers have the highest possible impact ratings.  This lessens their chances of prematurely ending up in a landfill due to hail.

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Metal Roof Installation to Withstand Storm Damage

Another roofing material that is resistant to hail damage is standing seam metal roofing.  Because of its consistency, steel experiences movement and can expand and contract.  Many times, hail marks work themselves out over time. Homeowners that have Englert metal roofing installed experience the ultimate peace of mind because it is accompanied with a 35-year, non-prorated warranty on the finish.  The paint used on Englert metal roofing lowers the cooling costs of a home and the temperature of the attic.  This is due to the high reflectivity and low emissivity of the finish, allowing it to reflect the sun’s energy, and not absorb it.

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Beware of Storm Chaser Contractors

After hail damage, homeowners should exercise extreme caution when dealing with contractors that come knocking on their door.  Often these individuals are storm chasers from several states away.  They utilize high-pressure sales tactics, rarely finish the project, and are unavailable to address any future warranty claims.  Reputable contractors normally have enough work to keep them busy from repeat business, referrals, and online reviews.  This means they do not need to go door-to-door soliciting business.

Siding Installation After Hail Damage

The effects of a severe hailstorm can include a home’s siding needing to be replaced.  This provides an opportunity to upgrade a home’s house wrap to ensure better insulation.  One of the best insulated house wraps in the market is Insultex® which is only 5 mm thick and has a R-6 rating.  Insultex® has an evacuated cell, meaning that no matter what is done to compress the cells they do not burst, and the R-value is maintained.  In terms of siding material, steel siding is a more superior product than vinyl.  This is true in terms of longevity, durability, and curb appeal.


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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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