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Storm Damage Repair: Fact Vs. Fiction

Storm Damage Repair: Fact Vs. Fiction

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 10.8.22.  

Homeowners that are faced with storm damage repair are often confused with the conflicting information online about the restoration process.  We’re here to separate fact from fiction and give homeowners a straightforward guide that allows them to better navigate their roofing insurance claims for storm damage.

Storm Damage Repair Facts

Fact: Drones Are Now Being Used By Roofing Contractors And Insurance Companies To Verify Storm Damage

Now more than ever, drones are being used to determine where there is a need for hail damage roof repair.  These drones often have artificial intelligence integration that can pinpoint the exact areas of the roof that have been impacted by hail.  Drones can capture high-resolution images at an array of altitudes.  The use of drones is safer and faster than having roofing contractors perform & document a visual inspection.

Storm Damage Repair: Fact Vs. Fiction

Fact: Homeowners With Storm Damage Claims Can Use This Opportunity To Increase Their Home’s Value

Homeowners that need a storm damage repair should take the opportunity to fully evaluate any areas of their home that were not impacted by wind or hail to consider where upgrades can be made.  That’s because many roofing companies also provide additional services such as gutter installation and home insulation.  In addition, many homeowners opt to upgrade from vinyl siding to LP® SmartSide® siding because the additional out of pocket expense can greatly increase the value of their home.

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Storm Damage Restoration Fiction

Fiction: You Must Have a Storm Damage Restoration Company Out To Verify Damage Before You Can Involve Your Insurance Company

In most cases, insurance companies and storm damage repair companies have access to the same software that can tell them when storm damage occurred, how heavy the winds were, and the diameter of the hail.  Waiting to meet with a roof storm damage company before submitting an insurance claim can often delay the restoration process.

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Fiction: All Roofing Contractors Are Fully Licensed & Insured

Many times, after widespread wind and hail damage, shady storm damage restoration companies descend upon impacted areas.  These roof storm damage companies are notorious for scamming homeowners out of their insurance money.  In addition to cutting corners on their work, they often are not licensed and insured.  This means that if a roofer is injured working on a property, the homeowner can be held liable for their injuries.  To verify that a roofing company is reputable, homeowners should read online reviews, ask for referrals from friends and family, and verify the contractor’s references are legitimate.

Bonus Read: Find A Roofing Contractor To With Your Hail Damage Roof Insurance Claim

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Why Choose Lindus Construction For Your Hail Damage Roof Repair:

Since 1979, we have been assisting homeowners in Western Wisconsin, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and beyond with their roofing insurance claims for storm damage.  We’re fully licensed and insured and are proud to carry an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.  Our estimators are trained to know the difference between storm damage and an old roof.  They can assist you with filing a roof insurance claim for storm damage.  Contact us for a complimentary consultation.

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