Aug 10, 2019

Upgrading Your Home After A Storm

Learn from Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus, on how to upgrade your home after damage from a storm.

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Asphalt shingles with hail damage

Watch Out For Storm Chasers

When making a hail damage roof insurance claim, one of the biggest mistakes a homeowner can make is rushing through the process.  Entrusting the project to the first person who knocks on your door, usually a storm chaser, can have detrimental consequences.  These can include shoddy or incomplete work.  Allowing these individuals to climb on your roof is also advised against.  In the event they fall and are uninsured, the homeowner is liable.

In addition, allowing them to inspect your roof also allows for the possibility that they intentionally cause more damage in order to try and make it easier to file an insurance claim.  Homeowners that have the best long-term results are those that partnered with a local, reputable roofing contractor that has been referred by a family member or friend.

These types of roofing companies don’t simply look at a roof and state whether or not there is damage; they will take the time to fully evaluate all regions of your home to ensure all potentially impacted areas are fully assessed.  This includes inspecting the attic to see if the space is properly insulated and ventilated in order to prevent ice dams.

Worker applying spray foam insulation in an attic
Spray foam can seal up areas of your attic that are leaking air.

Upgrading Your Roofing

Partnering with a trustworthy contractor also allows you to discuss any upgrades you wish to have made to your home, such as skylights.   Seasoned contractors also have the technology to create 3D renderings of your home so that you can visualize the color, material, and style of your new siding and shingles.

If algae growth on your roof has been a persistent issue, consider having Timberline Ultra HD® shingles by GAF installed on your home.  The shingle granules are impregnated with StainGuard Plus™ Time-Release technology that’s guaranteed to ward off algae for up to 25 years.  In addition, the shingles are accompanied with a 50-year, non-prorated warranty that covers both labor and materials.  This warranty transfers from the current homeowner to the next one.

GAF asphalt shingles are a more cost-effective approach than metal roofing, which often needs to be repainted after a few decades.  Another drawback of metal roofing is that it is more labor intensive to install, which also ups the cost.

Here’s What You Need to Know About Replacing Your Roof After Storm Damage:

Replacing Your Home’s Siding

Siding is another area of the home that’s often damaged by severe storms.  Because pests such as squirrels and woodpeckers so frequently tamper with cedar siding, it’s rare to see homeowners invest in this material again.  In terms of maintenance-free siding, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more reliable material than LP® SmartSide® which does a much better job than vinyl at standing up to hail damage.  The company recently released findings that 1.75-inch hail at a speed of 81 miles per hour created no indentations on the siding.

Contact us today to get started on renovating your home.

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"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

"We have used Lindus Construction for 3 projects in the past. Two were at our old house which included a new deck and a metal roof. We also had them replaced our hail damaged roof in Blaine and included installation LeafGuard® Gutters. The employees are professional and keep you informed on their progress on the job."

James W.
Blaine, MN
December 14, 2023

"I've worked with Lindus twice, and both times they've been incredible! My list of praise is too long for a short review, but as an example a few years ago they handled my request for a last minute roof shingle color change with ease. More recently they worked closely with insurance on my behalf - how wonderful! I will always hire Lindus for my home improvement needs. A special shout out to Dave Anderson! Thank you!"

Ingrid S.
Golden Valley, MN
December 12, 2023

"They replaced our roof following hail damage last summer. Did a wonderful job! Replaced sheathing in an area around the fireplace chimney where we have had a leak for many years and nobody else has been able to find it. Also replaced our soffits with a continuous vent design which hopefully will lessen our ice dam problems in the future. Excellent workmanship all around!"

Dianne B
Stillwater, MN
July 14, 2023

"Brandon Larson from Lindus came out and inspected my roof only to find it was covered in hail damage and needed to be replaced. He worked directly with my insurance to get it covered 100%.  From a quality perspective, they did a really nice job and did the work quickly to avoid too much disruption to me and my family.  I am pleased with Lindus and would highly recommend them for future projects."

Daniel P.
Menomonie, WI
June 29, 2023

"My roof & gutters were damaged with hail. Matt was so helpful with the insurance company to get a satisfying settlement. The work crew worked steadily, quietly and efficiently to replace the roofing & LeafGuard® Brand Gutters. The whole team has done a wonderful job!"

Deb J.
St. Paul, MN
April 17, 2023
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