The Sterling Twin Homes Homeowner’s Association is no stranger to storm damage roof repair. Six years ago, all 17 buildings in the association needed hail damage roof repair. This year, hail again ravaged this area of the Twin Cities, and the homeowners were again faced with roofing insurance claims for storm damage. In addition, the gutter systems on the townhomes were creating more problems than they were solving. The townhome association turned to the storm damage restoration contractors of Lindus Construction for advice on how to proceed. Here’s how we were to address both problem areas.
Many people are surprised to learn that roof shingles come in a variety of thicknesses. How thick the shingles are determines the likelihood of them being able to withstand hail damage. For this project, the homeowners agreed that it made sense to upgrade to Class 4 impact-resistant shingles, which are the type least likely to need roof storm damage repair.
Timberline® AS II Shingles
Timberline® AS II Shingles were chosen for this roof replacement project. These GAF roofing shingles can lower homeowner’s insurance premiums because of their durability. In addition, they offer enhanced curb appeal because of the unique shadow bands that are applied during the manufacturing process. This gives this type of roof shingles stunning depth and dimension. When installed by Lindus Construction, this type of GAF roof system is accompanied with a 50-year, non-prorated warranty on labor and materials.
The house gutters throughout the association were open style. Open style gutter systems can often leave homeowners disappointed because they are prone to clogging. Not only were the house gutter systems in the association clogging, but their troughs and downspouts were smaller than recommended. This was leading to overflow issues around the home’s entryways. A final concern with the gutter systems was their lack of performance was causing damage to retaining walls throughout the association. Without getting to the root of the gutter drainage system problem, it did not make sense to replace the retaining walls.
There are several reasons the homeowners in the townhome association agreed to upgrade their gutter systems to LeafGuard® Brand Gutters. First, this home gutter system is manufactured with an oversized trough and downspouts. This is a primary reason these seamless gutters were awarded the Good Housekeeping Seal of approval. In studies by the Good Housekeeping Institute, LeafGuard® was guaranteed to handle over 32 inches of rain in an hour. This type of gutter system is custom built for each home it’s installed on. This was particularly helpful for the entryway sections that needed reworking to keep homeowners dry. In addition, the gutter drainage system path was reworked in order to prevent further damage to the retaining walls. The installation of the new gutter systems throughout the townhome association offered the ultimate peace of mind because they’re guaranteed never to clog. In the unlikely event that they do, we offer complimentary cleanings.
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Over 100,000 homeowners in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and Western Wisconsin have turned to Lindus Construction for their home renovation needs, including storm damage restoration work to roof shingles and gutter protection systems. All projects are backed with a lifetime workmanship guarantee. Contact us today for a complimentary estimate.