Oct 22, 2022

Why Drones Are Being Used To Detect Roof Storm Damage Repair

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 10.22.22.  

When widespread storm damage occurs, it can lead to many homeowners needing hail damage roof repair.  This can mean longer than normal wait times for both insurance adjusters and roofing companies.  Because of this, there is an uptick in the number of roofing contractors that are utilizing drone technology to evaluate if roofing services are needed.

The Benefits Of Drone Technology For Storm Damage Repair Inspections

A Drone Can Speed Up A Roof Replacement Estimate

It is time-consuming for a roofing company to walk the entire surface of a roof and document all the storm damage repair that is needed.  Because of the speed and efficiency at which they operate, it’s not uncommon for a drone pilot to fly over 10-20 houses per day.  However, a person performing a manual hail damage roof repair inspection can typically only perform three or four in a day.


Using A Drone Is Safer Than Climbing On A Roof

Roofs with a steep pitch can be dangerous for roofing companies to climb on.  A drone can assess all areas of a roof without putting anyone’s safety at risk.  In addition, the use of a drone can prevent roof shingles from scuffing from foot traffic.  Drones also prevent damage that can happen to gutter systems when a ladder rests against it.

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Artificial Intelligence Helps Drones Identify Roof Damage Repair

The software used by drones conducting roof inspections can determine if roof shingles are hail damaged or cracked.  Because of how thorough drone replacement inspections are, they often point out problem areas that are missed by a manual inspection.  This roofing services a roadmap for completing all necessary storm damage repair.

We Can Help With Roofing Insurance Claims For Storm Damage

Since 1979, Lindus Construction has been working with homeowners in Western Wisconsin and the Greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area to ensure that their storm damage repair projects are handled correctly.  The below infographic gives more information on we utilize the latest drone technology to evaluate the condition of roof shingles.  Contact us for a complimentary roof replacement estimate.

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Storm Damage Restoration Reviews:

"I would just like you to know what a great job Matt did with and for us.  Our insurance was not very good at letting us know what was going on or sending a check to get this project done.  Matt kept on them and we finally got the final check.  I don't know what we could have done without his help.  Thanks to him, it finally got done."

Barb P.
Oakdale, MN
October 19, 2022

"Jake Calleja has been a huge blessing to our family. After a hailstorm swept through Hudson, he handled every bit of the communications with our insurance company and advocated for even more coverage. After all was finished, we received not only new roofing, but an area of gutters replaced and upgraded to LeafGuard® Brand Gutters. Throughout the process, he was very prompt and took his time to answer my questions until I felt comfortable. The roofing crew and gutter crew did an awesome job. They left things nice and tidy when they were done unlike a lot of other companies I have seen coming and going as a result of this storm."

Lauren C.
Hudson, WI
September 27, 2022

"We had our LeafGuards® replaced. Our sales guy, Kevin, was great to work with. He went above and beyond to get the extra costs approved by insurance. The two installers did a wonderful job replacing the new gutters. Lindus is all around a great company. We will be sure to use them for any future needs!!"

Karrie T.
White Bear Lake, MN
September 22, 2022

"Lindus did an excellent job on our shingle and LeafGuard® Gutter replacement after this spring’s hail storm. Lindus had previously replaced our windows, doors, siding, and insulation, so we are sold on the quality of their work.  My wife and I were home during the roofing process and it was noisy from the start. Later in the afternoon, we noticed the silence.  No more thumping!! We went outside and the area around our home was immaculate!! Not only did they do a great job on the roof, they did an excellent cleanup. The next day the crew came to remove and replace our LeafGuard® system. That installation went smoothly as well."    

George M.
Woodbury, MN
September 1, 2022

"To me Lindus mean quality in every job they do. Over the years I’ve had them replace skylights, replace windows, completely rebuild a window bay, install gutters, and most recently put on a new roof and hail-damaged gutters."

Jeannine C.
Apple Valley, MN
September 1, 2022

"Just had two of your men come in and repair all of our damaged gutters from the hailstorm back in June. They were here right on time and finished everything into the early evening. What a great job. Thank you.

Craig G.
Hudson, WI
August 9, 2022
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