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Storm Damage Repair For Minnesota Homeowners

August 19, 2010

Storm Damage Restoration For Minnesota Homeowners

After the storms that have passed through Minnesota this year, many homes have been left with significant property damage that is difficult for homeowners to discover or evaluate.

Professional Storm Damage Repair Contractors use the cutting edge software of Xactimate.  Insurance companies across the country recalculate the pricing for Storm Damage Restoration repairs on a quarterly basis.  The best way to stay up to speed with the constant changing in pricing is to be working on the same platform as the Insurance companies.  This is done with a software program called Xactimate.

This can make the process of working with your insurance adjusters hassle free by working with them directly for you with Xactimate, the industry standard software for Insurance Companies/Adjusters.

A Minnesota roofing contractor that is knowledgeable in storm restoration can assist you with the Insurance claim process including:

* Initiate claim
* Claim paper work
* Detailed estimate
* Meet with adjuster
* Negotiate the scope and cost of repairs with insurance company
* Arrange proper payment from insurance company to property owner

A Minnesota roofing contractor can assist you in filing your claim and work directly with your insurance company to help you through a very trying time.  Working on the same platform as the Insurance Adjusters allows storm damage repair contractors to work efficiently with the Insurance companies ensuring you, the homeowner, are receiving the proper funds for your restoration project.

When storms have damaged your property, find a Rapid Response Team that can be dispatched at a moments notice.

Filing An Insurance Claim For Your Roofing Project In Minnesota

August 12, 2010

Storm Damage Repair MN

Property owners with storm damage every year learn that it is never a good idea to allow insurance adjusters to inspect your property for damage without an experienced storm damage insurance recovery and restoration specialist present during the inspection.  With an experienced team of hail storm damage restoration experts on your side, you can be sure they know how to identify the damage and make sure to get you paid.  If you have already filed a claim but an adjuster has not yet inspected your property — call an expert right now so that they can be there when your property is inspected.  If an adjuster has already inspected your property, they will review your insurance company’s findings to make sure that you will be paid for all incurred damages.

More Severe Storms For Minnesota Homeowners

July 20, 2010

Severe Storms Drop Tornadoes and Hail In Cold Spring, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Mn in the news again.  Strong storms delivered another hit to parts of Minnesota including Cold Spring, Minnesota area on Saturday.

Strong thunderstorms ripped through central Minnesota Saturday afternoon.  It started in Stearns County where 4.25″ sized hail dropped near Cold Spring, MN, that has resulted in widespread damage.  Golf ball sized hail was reported.

The insidious nature of hail damage is that it may pose no immediate threat to the structural integrity of the roof.  However, many insurance companies have a “statute of limitations” of how long a hail claim is viable.  If you have experienced a loss such as hail damage, it is prudent to take care of the problem in a timely manner before it leads to other associated problems.

If your roof has any damage what-so-ever you have a VALID insurance claim and should file with your insurance company.  Insurance companies can not cancel your policy for a disaster related claim.

If you are wondering if your property has been damaged by the recent Minnesota hailstorm, contact a reliable roofing contractor that can help you identify and repair damage to hail damaged roofs.

Watertown, Minnesota Hail Rating Of 5.0

July 20, 2010

The hail that hit Watertown, Minnesota had a hail impact rating of 5.0.

Authorities have confirmed a number of tornado touchdowns across Minnesota, including one in Watertown, Minnesota that has resulted in widespread damage.  The line of storms dropped large hail across central Minnesota with a Hail Impact Rating of 5.0

There were reports of hail from 1 ½ inches and in excess of 4 inches in diameter.  The tornado was rated as a category EF5 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, which measures tornado strength.  The scale ranks tornadoes from 0 to 5, with 0 being the weakest and 5 being the strongest. The rankings are based upon damage caused by the storms, according to the weather service.

Hail damage repairs are likely necessary for property owners in Watertown as a result of this storm.  If your home has sustained hail or storm damage in the Watertown, Minnesota area, contact a qualified roofing contractor today!  A qualified roofer will asses and adequately document that damage exists and be your advocate throughout the entire insurance claim and repair process.


July 17 Tornadoes Batter Watertown, Minnesota

July 19, 2010

July 17 Hail Storm Damage In Minnesota…Again

June 17th, 2010

Tornadoes are among the most devastating and awesome local storms that occur on Earth.  Once again, just 1 month after the devastating June 17 damage to Minnesota homeowners, another 7 tornadoes were reported in Minnesota.  There were reports of hail from 1 ½ inches and in excess of 4 inches in diameter.

The storm moved through Wright County producing a possible tornado near the town of Kingston at approximately 4:15 p.m.  Another tornado touchdown was reported two miles southwest of Watertown, just after 5 p.m.

Threatening wall clouds were spotted from Watertown to Waconia.  There were no immediate reports of injuries but damage is being reported, including numerous homes with roof damage and trees knocked down across parts of the metro.

If your roof has been damaged by a storm whether by wind, hail or rain, contact a reliable storm damage repair expert to provide you with  immediate assistance.  It is crucial that you find a credible contractor that is trained in storm damage insurance negotiation.

Roof Replacement After Recent Minnesota Tornado

July 2, 2010

Replacing Your Roof From Hail and Storm Damage

Make Sure You Use Experienced Roofers When Replacing Your Roof From Hail Damage

We have all heard some horror stories about roofers who take advantage of homeowners who have had hail damage and are not familiar with hail damage claims.

One example of this is where a roofer ordered their shingles, had them delivered, and completed the work:  but then the roofer skipped town without paying for the shingles after collecting the money from the homeowner.   Guess who had to pay for the shingles?  You got it…the homeowner!

Remember to be sure to check references before agreeing to anything with a contractor.  There are plenty of reputable companies who will take care of your needs, and it pays to do some homework.

Eliminate the guesswork by hiring a local, licensed, bonded, and insured crew, with a proven track record of quality work.

If you think you have hail damage on your roof after the recent tornado in Minnesota, and you would like a professional team to assist you in the claim process, call a professional roofing contractor today.  We will work with you through the entire process.


Minnesota Homeowners: Beware Of Storm Chasing Roofing Contractors

July 1, 2010

If you have subjected to the recent Minnesota hail storms, there can be a challenge of sorting the good from the bad in order to avoid accepting offers to mend your roof from roofing contractors who are simply “storm chasers” and may not be up to scratch, or supportive of local work. Here are some indicators to help you to decide.

  • Be patient and calm.  Most homeowners after a hailstorm are desperate to find a contractor. Being desperate leaves you open to being preyed upon by “drifter contractors” who claim to be local.
  • Look for out-of-state tags on their trucks.  The vehicle is likely to be registered anywhere but locally if the contractor is not local. This indicates that the contractor is only in town for storm work and won’t be hanging around for upkeep or remedying any damage that is poorly fixed.
  • Be wary of claims of staying in town.  Quiz an out-of-town contractor very carefully. Extract a promise of return for further mending even if the contractor leaves the state; get this in writing. Long-term warranties, however, won’t be much good if your contractor has left town.
  • #”’Check to make sure that any non-locally engaged roofing contractor has been properly licensed locally.”’ Ask for current certificates of workman’s compensation and liability insurance. This is for ”your” protection. They must have both, as one covers property damage and one covers their workers from injuries if they fall from your roof. Roofing contractors usually use sub contractors to install the roofs, and a lot have crews that travel with them. In most states, the homeowner or their insurance company will be liable if something happens; you don’t want to risk your home.
  • Be aware that roofing insurance is expensive.”’ This can lead some contractors to cut corners to avoid the expense. Insist on seeing proof of current dated insurance.
  • Avoid signing any contingency agreements.”’ These will be very vague, lacking in description of the work to be done and will lack information about insurance proceeds.
  • Do your own research.”’ Check your local Yellow Pages; go back two or three years to find stability of business continuity. Check the BBB when they joined, as they often join the local BBB because when they come into town, they will be new members.
  • Make sure that all materials used are paid for.”’ There have been instances where stormers come in, roof a bunch of houses, and leave without paying the suppliers, thereby leaving the homeowner to pay twice! Ask to see invoices for payments.
  • Prefer the local roofing specialists.”’ In a storm situation, it is always best to buy from an established local roofing contractor that specializes in storm damage repair, as they will be around to service their work afterwards. If your state has any state licensing requirements, you will be able to check these online.

Hail Damage Repair Golden Valley, Minnesota

June 30, 2010

Golden Valley Minnesota was located in the heart of the most recent MN hail storm.  Golf ball sized hail (1-3/4″) was spotted in the Minneapolis, St. Paul metro area on June 25th, 2010.  Hail of this size can cause extensive damage to cars, crops and many components of a properties exterior including roofing, siding, gutters and windows.

The storm passed through the Twin Cities metro area at 7 p.m. reports of power outages and downed trees ranged from as far East as Cottage Grove, Minnesota to Orono, MN on the west edge of the metro area.

If your home was damaged by the recent storm in Golden Valley, Minnesota, and need to file an insurance claim, contact a reliable roofing contractor that has experience in storm damage repair and restoration.

Filing insurance claims and working with your insurance agent and the company adjuster can be a nightmare. Find someone who can assist you in filing your claim and work directly with your insurance company to help you through a very trying time.  Below we have provided a list of “quick links” to several of the major insurance providers and their respective insurance claim pages.  You can quickly review their policies and guidelines.

Here is a list of the most common Roofing Insurance Claim Companies.

AAA
Allstate
American Family Insurance

Cincinnati

Erie Insurance
Farmers
General Casuality
MetLife
Nationwide
Rural Mutual
State Farm
Travelers
West Bend Mutual

June 17th to 26th Severe Storm Damage In Golden Valley, Minnesota

June 30, 2010

The ten day period from June 17th through the 26th was a very active one across a large portion of the Midwest.  Minnesota had started the severe weather season fairly quiet, with only one documented tornado prior to June 17th.  However, after one of the most tornadic events in recorded Minnesota history on the 17th, an active stretch of weather persisted for the next week and a half.

If your home has sustained hail or storm damage in the Golden Valley, Minnesota area, contact a qualified roofing contractor today!  A qualified roofer will asses and adequately document that damage exists and be your advocate throughout the entire insurance claim and repair process.

Storm Report Update as of 6/29/2010:

Rapid Response Team For Storm Damage Mitigation

June 24, 2010

Storm Damage is Traumatic – We’re there when you need us

Weather related emergencies are an unfortunate fact of life and can’t be avoided.  A proactive response to a weather event will limit damage caused by storms and high winds and minimize any consequential damage caused by exposure to the elements.
If your roof was damaged by the recent Minnesota storms, whether by wind, hail or rain, the United Roofing and Remodeling Response Team will provide immediate assistance anywhere in the Twin Cities area.
United Roofing and Remodeling has experienced, knowledgeable personnel ready and equipped to put your home or business back in shape after the recent storm.

One phone call gets us started. When you call United Roofing & Remodeling we’ll take care of the details so you can go back to taking care of your family or your business.  We are fully staffed to handle all the specifics of your recovery such as:

  • Insurance claim specialists are on staff to assist you with professional service and knowledgeable information
  • 24 hr emergency service for: Board Up, Debris Removal, and Emergency Contracting.
  • Complete inspection of interior and exterior of property for all related damage, including possible hidden damage.

Plus  . . . We assist you with the Insurance claim process including:

  • Initiate claim
  • Claim paper work
  • Detailed estimate
  • Meet with adjuster
  • Negotiate the scope and cost of repairs with insurance company
  • Arrange proper payment from insurance company to property owner

Put your trust in an industry leader!

The name United Roofing & Remodeling Inc. means quality products and services.   We have over 20 years of extensive experience working with all types of residential and commercial exterior configurations and materials manufacturers.  We will ensure seamless damage mitigation, repair and restoration.