Oct 22, 2022

Why Drones Are Being Used To Detect Roof Storm Damage Repair

Using drones to detect roof storm damage has many advantages for both the homeowner and the storm restoration company. Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus shared on a recent program.

Listen To The Entire Storm Damage Insurance Claim Episode Here:

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.

drone with camera used for roof inspection

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.

roof replacement from storm damage

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. 

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 infographic about the benefits of using drones for roof inspections

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Storm Damage Restoration Reviews:

"We had LeafGuard® put on our house 5 years ago and were totally satisfied with the product. With a large hail storm and damage, we called to have it looked at by our insurance company and Lindus. Brandon Larson, the sales representative was excellent - -we didn't have any questions because he took his time and walked us through the insurance and replacement process. Brandon's presentation and explanations were right on. He and Lindus construction have the best service and products. The LeafGuard® product speaks for itself as it is the highest quality. When we tell people that we have it, they are always impressed and so are we!" 

Vicki D.
Hastings, MN
August 14, 2023

"They've done a lot of work for us for over 20 years. Always the best quality and craftsmanship, great service-oriented people, a pleasure to work with. Our recent hail storm damage needed special work because we had a stubborn adjuster, but Lindus came through patiently to get everything done and paid for."

John M.
Luck, WI
August 22, 2023

"They did a great job replacing our gutters that were damaged by hail."

Joan K.
Hudson, WI
August 16, 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

"I contacted Lindus because a tree fell onto our house and did some damage to the roof and gutters. Lindus had years ago installed LeafGuard® Gutters on our home so I contacted them hoping they could do repairs and install new gutters. They came right away, give us an estimate and did the work in a timely way. Great workmanship, friendly workers, nice staff. They were a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend them."

Wendy H.
MInnetonka, MN
July 11, 2023

"Dylan was great to work with! He helped get my insurance estimate on par with the work to be done and made sure I got a great product for my house."

Logan J.
Woodville, WI
July 7, 2023
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