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Johnson Exteriors — Your First Choice for Roof Damage Repair

Saint Paul, the Twin City to Minneapolis, a beautiful city with well-preserved Victorian architecture on the banks of the Mississippi river, of which its residents are proud, and rightly so. Regardless of its powerful winter and summer weather systems, more than a century and a half later, St. Paul stands strong as the Minnesota State Capital.

Hail and wind from severe thunderstorms can cause major damage to your roof and your home. Wind damage to your shingles is fairly obvious to see, unlike hail damage.

With wind damage, missing shingles or broken shingles are usually quite visible from the ground. They are usually seen along the eve or at the top near the ridge. Hail damage on the other hand must be looked at from the roof and even then, it is not the easiest to see for an untrained eye.

With hail damage, it is best to have a professional roofing contractor that specializes in storm damage repair come out to your property. At Johnson Exteriors, we give ALL homeowners FREE inspections to determine if you have storm damage to your property or not.

We will show you via pictures or video what hail damage to your shingles looks like, and let you know if your roof or shingles have it. We will also show you pictures of any damage that we found below the roof line from our walk around your property.

View of Capital State Building in Saint Paul – your best local roof repair experts, Johnson Exteriors

Capital State Building in St. Paul, MN. Photo: Max Pixel

Tackling Roof Leak Repair after Strong Winds and Storms

Roof leaks are another common occurrence caused by severe thunderstorms. Leaky roofing happens when high wind or straight-line winds drive rain into sliver type openings that are virtually impossible to see with the human eye. These are more often than not somewhat of a simple fix. Give us a call and we can handle your roof leak repair.

The damage you may suffer will vary depending on a few important details, such as the direction, the speed and the duration of the wind. If the winds are coming in from the right angle and direction and are pounding your home and roof at a steady, continuous rate, you could very well have severe damage to the siding, gutters and windows of your property, and especially to your roof.

We have a rental property in Coon Rapids that had a damaged roof and siding. My insurance agent referred Johnson Exteriors to us. After we met with Bryan we knew we could trust him to handle the repairs. Since we are out of town owners he was the go-to guy to handle the insurance company and deal with the couple of setbacks we encountered. We were totally satisfied with the quality of work. We recommended him to a couple of neighbors as well. We would use him again no question.

Description of Work: Repairing the Roof and Siding on House and Garage

Deb H, Coon Rapids

Assessing The Quality of your Roof Shingles for Wind and Hail Damage Claims

Other reasons that damage may occur is the shingle type, age of the roof shingles, and the kind of materials used under the shingles. Not all contractors use top grade materials and certainly not all contractors use the best workmanship. If the materials on your roof are brittle due to age and natural weather exposure, it is more likely they will not to be able to withstand powerful and constant winds.

It is the quality of the materials used, as well as the workmanship shown at the time of the installation that will determine the strength of your roof during high winds and Minnesota hailstorms. If the roof was installed properly with high grade materials, chances are better that only minor damage was sustained and you may only need a simple repair. However, if poor choices were made when choosing the materials, or if the roofing contractor was careless in how it was installed, damage caused by winds and hail will occur easily.

To Make a Storm Damage Insurance Claim or Not?

If we determine that you do in fact have damage to your roof and property from the storm, we will explain what the next steps are and walk you through the entire process. We have found this type of care about the cost of repairs and roof or shingle replacement is what homeowners love the most about working with Johnson Exteriors.

They also love the fact that we are experts in dealing with homeowners insurance companies and know how to handle settling the insurance claim. We know what your rights are and we make sure that your carrier does not take advantage of you. Read what Jarret had to say after we were able to help him:

The process was good. The owner worked great with my insurance company to help the process along. Nearly the full cost ended up being covered by my insurance. I only paid $200 out of pocket. 

Description of work: Due to hail and wind damage new roof shingles and gutters were placed on both the house and garage.

Jarrett L.

Call Johnson Exteriors, your Local Saint Paul Roofing Contractor

If you think you have storm damage, give Bryan and Tracy Johnson a call at 763-355-4458 and let us give you a FREE property inspection. We will be happy to work with your insurance company if necessary in order to provide you with the same supreme service the thousands of other customers, like Jarret, have received.

(763) 355-4458