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 11.5.22.
Tips For Inspecting Your Roof For Storm Damage Repair
After a storm, homeowners often question if they have enough damage for an insurance claim. While it can seem like a good idea to climb on their roof to check, doing so can be dangerous. Here are tips to conduct a safe storm damage roof inspection.
- Always use a ladder in good working condition
- Set the ladder up at a 75-degree angle
- Use fall protection
- Wear athletic shoes with a good grip
- Avoid walking on the roof on hot days so that shingles are not scuffed
After finding storm damage, get in touch with a reliable roofer and your insurance company. Do note that most roofing services offer complimentary storm damage repair inspections. Homeowners that feel unsafe climbing on their roof should avoid doing so.
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What Does A Roof Replacement Estimate Entail?
A roofing company will either perform a visual or drone roof inspection. This will determine if a roof installation is necessary because of hail damage or old age. Even if only a few roof shingles are missing, they still need attention. That’s because dry rot can cause thousands of dollars in damage. Many roofing services offer 3D imaging to show what the new roof installation will look like. This can assist in picking the best roof shingle color. Also, this technology can help coordinate roofing and siding colors.
Types Of Roof Shingles
Homeowners have many roofing shingle styles to choose from. The quality of the shingle should also factor into a homeowner’s decision. The thicker roof shingles are, the more likely they are to hold up against storm damage. The type of shingles that best hold up to hail are Class 4 impact-resistant shingles. Examples of this type of shingle include GAF Glenwood® and AS II Shingles. Both come with a 50-year, non-prorated warranty that covers labor and materials.
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Perks Of Class 4 Impact-Resistant Shingles
- Enhanced curb appeal
- Eligible for insurance discounts
- Less likely to need a storm damage insurance claim
- Roofing companies can install them in lower temperatures
- Kind to the environment because of their longevity
Request Your Storm Damage Restoration Estimate
Since 1979, Lindus Construction has assisted over 100,000 homeowners with exterior transformations. Our service area includes Minneapolis. St. Paul, and Western Wisconsin.
As your roof repair experts, you can depend on our exceptional customer service. We offer a lifetime workmanship guarantee and quality roofing services. Contact us today to receive a complimentary quote.
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