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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...

Minnesota Homeowners Dealing With Tornado Hail Damage AGAIN!

May 22 2011 Storms Rip Through Minnesota Sunday, May 22, 2011, large tornadoes moved through much of Minnesota, damaging many homes and businesses. People in the Twin Cities metro area had to take cover once again as severe storms and tornadoes moved through the area 2 days in a row. The havoc started about 2 p.m. in St. Louis Park, where a suspected tornado tore up the Cedar Trails Condominiums complex, forcing out residents from the 35-building property. Minneapolis Tornado Damage was extensive, leaving a trail of devastation for many Minnesota homeowners. Sunday’s damage appeared consistent with tornadoes rated EF2, which carry winds of 111 to 135 miles per hour. Only 10.7 percent of U.S. tornadoes are rated EF2, and only about 4 percent are stronger. On Monday, damage assessment teams from the National Weather Service will visit dozens of damage scenes and make a final pronouncement on the length, strength and number of tornadoes. Surveying the Damage in North Minneapolis Crews from several city departments were in north Minneapolis to access short and long-term work needed following a tornado Sunday afternoon that ripped through many neighborhoods in that part of town. Two days of threatening skies turned furious over the Twin Cities on Sunday, unleashing at least three tornado touchdowns in the metro area in Minneapolis MN. Six public schools were also storm-damaged. The massive, slow-moving storm also caused major damage in other metro communities, most significantly St. Louis Park and Fridley MN. Fridley hit hard by Sunday storm Of all the chain of thunderstorms that were triggered across the Twin Cities metro area, North Minneapolis was one...

Storm Damage Roof Repair Minneapolis MN

Homeowners Dealing With Tornado Damage Tornado Damage To Your Minneapolis MN Roof? In Minnesota, we are well into the storm season.  Hail, heavy rain, high winds and tornadoes are all common this time of year. Damage from these weather phenomena can of course be obvious.  Most know that if they have been hit by a tornado or if they have leaks after a severe storm.  You call the insurance company and your roofing professional and start the repair or rebuilding process. But sometimes your property goes through a severe storm with no apparent damage.  Don’t be so sure.  Hail, high winds and even tornadoes can do serious damage that may not be noticed for quite some time. First, let’s talk about hail.  Even moderate hail can do damage to some single-ply and older built-up roofs. PVC membranes may suffer tiny shatter areas that may no leak for quite some time.  The normal expansion and contraction of the membrane will eventually open these cracks enough to permit the entry of water into the system. Some hail can also damage the fins on condensing units and rooftop equipment, if it is driven by high wind. Large hail can cause immediate leakage, but no always. Membranes that are resistant to hail can be damaged, yet exhibit no symptoms for one to two weathering cycles.  For instance, EPDM (rubber roofing) can be damaged by large hail but will not exhibit problems for while.  Small gull-wing cuts can start to appear long after hail hits. Shingle roofs will suffer granule loss that will expose the underlying reinforcement and asphalt to UV degradation that will...

Minnesota Homeowners Dealing With Tornado Hail Damage AGAIN!

May 22 2011 Storms Rip Through Minnesota Sunday, May 22, 2011, large tornadoes moved through much of Minnesota, damaging many homes and businesses. People in the Twin Cities metro area had to take cover once again as severe storms and tornadoes moved through the area for 2 days in a row. Minneapolis Tornado Damage was extensive, leaving a trail of devastation for many Minnesota homeowners. The havoc started about 2 p.m. in St. Louis Park, where a suspected tornado tore up the Cedar Trails Condominiums complex, forcing out residents from the 35-building property. Sunday’s damage appeared consistent with tornadoes rated EF2, which carry winds of 111 to 135 miles per hour. Only 10.7 percent of U.S. tornadoes are rated EF2, and only about 4 percent are stronger. On Monday, damage assessment teams from the National Weather Service will visit dozens of damage scenes and make a final pronouncement on the length, strength and number of tornadoes. Surveying the Damage in North Minneapolis Crews from several city departments were in north Minneapolis to access short and long-term work needed following a tornado Sunday afternoon that ripped through many neighborhoods in that part of town. Two days of threatening skies turned furious over the Twin Cities on Sunday, unleashing at least three tornado touchdowns in the metro area in Minneapolis MN. Six public schools were also storm-damaged. The massive, slow-moving storm also caused major damage in other metro communities, most significantly St. Louis Park and Fridley MN was hit hard by Sunday storm. Of all the chain of thunderstorms that were triggered across the Twin Cities metro area, North Minneapolis was...

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...
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