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 5.28.22.
Facts Homeowners Should Understand About Roofing Insurance Claims For Storm Damage
When storm damage roof repair is needed, it can be tempting to sign with the first storm damage repair company that can complete your project. However, many times, these companies are storm chasing contractors. They travel to areas that have experienced hail damage. They may be unfamiliar with local building codes or may be unwilling to follow them. Many times, work is not completed in its entirety. In some cases, these storm chasing contractors skip town with homeowner’s insurance checks.
Before signing a contract with any storm damage restoration company, be sure that you completely understand the full terms of the contract. In some instances, storm chasing contractors can dupe homeowners into signing contractors that state that the insurance proceeds go directly to the contractor and that contractor is the only party that can perform work at that property. This allows the contractor to use the cheapest materials possible with no recourse for the homeowner. This scenario is what is known as a contingency contract.
Storm damage roof repair provides homeowners with the opportunity to pay a little out of pocket to get an even better roof than their insurance company was going to pay for. In this instance, many homeowners opt to upgrade to GAF Glenwood® shingles. While they can take longer for roofing contractors to install, they offer the ultimate peace of mind because they offer three layers of protection against hail damage. Even more appealing is that they imitate the appearance of cedar shakes. In addition, they’re accompanied with a 50-year, non-prorated warranty that covers labor and materials.
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Should I Consider Home Insulation Services In Addition To Roof Replacement?
Many times, homeowners are caught off guard when their roofer wants to inspect their home’s attic. However, allowing them to do so can ensure that the attic’s insulation, ventilation, and vapor barrier adequate. Without this the lifespan of a roof may be lessened because the perfect scenario for ice dams to form exists. In addition, home insulation is one of the most energy efficient home improvements you can make.
Fast Facts About Gutter Installation
Gutter replacement is also often necessary after hail damage has taken place. When selecting a home gutter system, it’s wise to opt for a clog-free system. That’s because organic debris that becomes stuck in gutters can cause foundation damage and wood rot. LeafGuard® Brand Gutters are patented, seamless, and guaranteed never to clog. They are accompanied with oversize downspouts that allow the gutters to handle over 32 inches of rain in an hour. This trait allowed them to receive the Good Housekeeping Seal of approval. In terms of durability, these house gutters are made from aluminum that is 20%-40% thicker than ordinary gutters.
A Word About House Siding
Siding installation is often needed after storm damage has taken place. While there are many types of siding available, a reliable choice is LP® SmartSide®. This house siding is offered an array of colors and profiles. LP® SmartSide® siding is extremely durable and is more likely than vinyl siding to hold up against storm damage.
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