Even the hardiest Minnesotan home is vulnerable to the worst kinds of Minnesotan weather. Heavy rain, hailstones and tree branches regularly fall from the sky here, and winds strong enough to peel siding from houses aren’t uncommon. Since 1980, weather and climate disaster events have dealt Minnesotans over $1 billion in property damage.

If you live in Minnesota, then there’s a good chance you’ll one day need storm damage repair. You may be tempted to save money on home restoration by hiring a handyman or an amateur to take care of the project. Resist that temptation. Protecting Midwestern homes is a job best left to the professionals. Here’s why!

 

Experience

Storm damage repair requires a specialized skill set. Not all storm damage is apparent to the untrained eye – especially the kind that regularly affects shingle roofing. In addition to careful inspection, effective storm damage repair requires certain types of tools and materials. Laymen may not know how to use either effectively, which can lead to shoddy results that look terrible and allow water infiltration.

 

Convenience

Storm damage shouldn’t make your life any more difficult than it has to. By working with a professional, you’re ensured continual access to a project manager who can answer questions as they occur to you. You will also receive assistance with the insurance process. A real pro will handle the claims process from start to finish without having to ask you for much more than your insurance rep’s contact information.

 

Peace of Mind

A professional works quickly, but without sacrificing quality. That’s doubly reassuring, as it means you’ll be able to resume making full use of your property soon, as well as count on your contractor’s work to fully restore your home’s appearance and building envelope.

A professional has one very important thing that amateurs and fly-by-nighters haven’t: a business address. If your contractor’s work reveals itself to be substandard, for any reason, then you’ll be able to contact them and resolve the matter.

Many homeowners overlook the importance of hiring an insured contractor. Don’t be one of them. You can’t risk hiring a contractor that doesn’t have commercial general liability insurance, which can indemnify you if their work causes physical injury or property damage, as well as workers comp insurance which can protect you against a lawsuit.

 

Safety

A professional’s career will be short-lived unless they do everything in their power to minimize risk. That means following practices which prevent injury and property damage from occurring in the first place. Ideally, your contractor will never have to use their business insurance (at least not for any reason related to your property).

Hiring a professional will also eliminate risks you would have faced had you attempted exterior repairs by yourself. Simply inspecting the exterior can be dangerous, as it requires the use of a ladder. Installing siding and windows on any floor higher than ground level is even riskier, and there are many reasons why roofing is America’s second most dangerous profession (next to logging).

Would you like to hire an experienced storm repair specialist that will make your life convenient, ensure your peace of mind, and protect you and your property against further damage? Then we welcome you to contact Angell’s Construction Services today for professional service in the greater Twin Cities area!