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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

Commercial Flat Roof Hail Damage Repairs North Branch, MN

Commercial Roofing Hail Damage North Branch, MNHail is an unexpected and destructive force. One minute the skies are nice and sunny on a warm, June day, and the next minute the clouds roll in, the sky turns dark, and instead of rain, the clouds unleash a flurry of ice on unsuspecting people. If your business or commercial property sustained damage from the recent hail storm that pummeled North Branch, MN, on June 29, 2015, call the professional contractors at United Roofing & Remodeling, Inc. to repair your commercial flat roof and get your business and/or commercial property back in working order again. Read more

Minnesota Hail Damage Roofing Contractor | MN Hail Damage Repair

Storm Damage  MN | Hail Damage Roof Repair MN When hail damage occurs to shingles, there may be severe granule loss, the shingles may lose material at their edges, and penetration is also possible. If wind is involved, then the damage becomes much worse. Minnesota Impact Resistant Shingles Are any Minnesota shingles impact resistant? That is a good question because there is approximately $1 billion in damage done to roofs each year due to hail storms. From the years 1991 to 1995, hail damage resulted in nearly $8 billion in insurance payouts for each year. Fortunately, there are new shingle designs that are able to resist both hail and wind. If you currently have old shingles on your roof, then you may already have hail damage. Some of the older asphalt shingles that are currently on roofs around Minnesota are not designed to handle the harsh environment of a hail storm. As a matter of fact, many of these older roofs have got wear and tear that makes them weaker than what they used to be. New shingles There are several manufacturers offering resistance to the effects of weather. Not only do they resist hail, but they can resist flying debris. These shingle products are known as Class 4 shingles. These are shingles that meet standards that are quite stringent. These standards are set by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). The manufacturing methods that are used are meant to keep the granules attached and prevent the shingles from breaking during impact. And when high winds occur, the shingles stay attached to the sheathing. When these shingles are tested, steel balls are...

Hail Damage Repair Minnesota | Storm Damage Roofing Contractor MN

Dealing With Insurance Companies After The Storm Hail Damage and Wind Damage Insurance Claims Process – Things You Should Know Reading and understanding the key concepts listed below will help you better understand the process of filing an insurance claim.  Understanding that the insurance claim process can be complex, that is why trained, reputable and professional storm restoration companies can help you navigate through the process making it as seamless as possible. Know the exact storm date your home or business incurred damages Your insurance company will require this information upon filing a claim.  You will be asked to name general areas that appear to have been damaged, such as the roof, siding, windows, etc.  It is also equally as important to mention that the damage could have been caused by wind or hail as this information will be forwarded onto your insurance adjuster.  This results in a more thorough inspection by your insurance adjuster because generally speaking, wind damage is less evident. Have a storm damage claim specialist inspect your home or property prior to the insurance adjuster This is an important concept because a professional who looks at storm damage regularly may see things that other contractors may overlook, as some damage is less obvious then others.  Also a company that specializes in insurance claims knows the approximate cost of the needed repairs, and can cross reference with the adjuster to ensure no damage over looked.  Often times insurance adjusters are from out of state and may not know all local building codes, and material costs. Know your current home mortgage information including loan number, and mortgage...

Roof Damage Repair St Michael MN

Minnesota Hail Damage | Hail Damage MN | Minnesota Hail Damage Contractor EF-1 Tornado Confirmed in St Michael MN St. Michael was the worst damage inflicted by a volatile storm system that swept across central and eastern Minnesota Tuesday night. Some of the most significant reports of hail came from Eden Prairie, Edina and Minneapolis. Hail stones the size of tennis balls were reported in Edina, and hail at Target Field shut down the Twins game. The storm also produced funnel clouds with 3 separate supercell thunderstorms. The most significant storm was over the northwest metro suburb of St. Michael which had a tornado touchdown. It has been officially confirmed by the National Weather Service. The storm cell in the southwest metro produced a funnel that was seen in Edina, Hopkins and St.Louis Park. Tornado Touchdown Confirmed in St Michael MN ST. MICHAEL, Minn. — The National Weather Service has confirmed the first tornado of the season in Minnesota. An EF-1 tornado with speeds of near 90 mph touched down Tuesday evening in the St. Michael area, northwest of Minneapolis. The weather service says the tornado was on the ground for about three miles just before 8 p.m. Wright County authorities say the storm ripped the roof off of a garage, but no one was hurt. May is the third most active month for tornadoes. June is the most active, followed by July. Last year, Minnesota experienced a record 104 tornadoes, the most in the U.S. St Michael Hail Damage On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, a massive storm traveled through Minneapolis, St Paul and many of suburbs, reaching as...