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Storm Damage Insurance Approved Contractor Inver Grove Heights MN

Siding Contractor MinnesotaStorm damage is something that you cannot plan for. Every time you hear the weatherman predict a heavy storm approaching the Inver Grove Heights or Woodbury, MN area, many people’s fingers are crossed in hopes that no damage will occur to their home. If you find yourself in an unfortunate situation where the roof on your home has been damaged by a storm, finding a storm damage insurance approved contractor in the area should be your top priority. Lucky for you, our proven and insurance approved team at United Roofing is in the area and eager to assist you with all of your storm damage repair needs. Read Full Post

Storm Damage Inver Grove Heights MN

Unless you were out of town, you likely heard the recent storm that caused significant storm damage in and around Inver Grove Heights, MN. With reports of 1”+ hail, there’s a good chance that property damage from this storm could be significant. If you’re unsure of whether your roof was affected by the recent storm, it’s probably a good idea to reach out to a professional roofing contractor like United Roofing & Remodeling, Inc. today. We would be happy to come out to your home, or office to provide a free storm damage assessment. Read Full Post

Minnesota Roofing Company Minneapolis MN

Roofing MN | Minnesota Roofing Company If you’ve had hail damage and are considering replacing your shingles, you might want to consider an impact resistant shingle. Impact resistant shingles are slightly more expensive than standard architectural shingles because they’re thicker, heavier and come with longer warranty coverage. Roofing MN – Impact Resistant Shingles Some insurance companies offer premium discounts if you install Class 4 impact resistant shingles, which may offset the added cost of the shingles, and lessen the risk of future roof hail damage. Check with your insurance company for details. However, it is important to note that even though impact-resistant shingles can lessen the risk of hail damage, most manufacturer warranties do not cover hail damage even for shingles that pass the UL test. Select a Roof Cover For Your Home That Will Perform Better in High Winds and Hail Storms Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has the most demanding standard for testing the impact resistance of shingles. The test determines the amount of stress a newly manufactured shingle can withstand without cracking. Here’s how it works: Steel balls of various sizes are used to simulate the force of free-falling hailstones. The steel balls are usually dropped from 20 feet. The steel ball hits the shingle at 90mph and comes to an instant stop. This is a higher force than most hail that hits a roof. The shingles are struck twice in the same spot to test impact resistance. A rating is assigned to each shingle (Class 1, 2, 3, or 4) to signify resistance to a particular size steel ball; the higher the rating, the greater the impact...

Hail Ratings and Your Roof

Hail Proof Roof? No roofing material is fully hail proof.  If anyone was involved in the hailstorms that went through Minnesota this summer, you know what we’re talking about.  There are hail-RESISTANT roofs.  These products have Class 1 through Class 4 hail-resistance ratings, 4 being the highest.  The ratings are given by taking a steel ball and dropping it from a pre-determined height and measuring the damage the roof has sustained.  The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) perform the tests. Many roofs carry this rating.  For steep slope, these roofs include some metal roofs, some tile and some composition shingles.  For flat roofs, these are some gravel-surfaced built-up, and some spray foam (with the right coating system), and just a few others. Installing a Class IV hail resistant roof may qualify you for lower insurance premiums, depending on where you live.  Call your agent for verification.  Keep this in mind, too, not many agents and adjusters will know the specifics about hail resistant roofs. Consult a reliable Minnesota roofing contractor. Impact Resistant Roofs Reduces Hailstorm Damage The potential benefits of installing impact-resistant roofing products include: Reducing roof damage caused by a hail event Decreasing the risk of water damage to your home and its contents, property, etc. Avoiding disruptions caused by roof system replacements Increasing the useful life of your roof, especially if you are in a high-risk area; the longer the useful life of your roof system, the less it costs you per year to own Increasing your home’s value Realizing several additional financial benefits, including potential insurance premium discounts; potential Department of Insurance cash rebates;...