Process of Measuring & Inspecting Your Roof: Social Distancing Edition

Iowa Derecho: The Storm of 2020

We can all say 2020 has been a whirlwind of emotions. From living through a pandemic to now experiencing one of the worst weather events Iowa has experienced. A roof inspection is something many homeowners are unsure about with the way things are right now. This storm which we call a Derecho has left Iowans with damaged roofs, gutters, and many without power for at least a couple of days. This long-lived widespread wind event went all across I-80 hitting every town along the way. With winds up to 100 mph, homeowners were left devastated and confused.

Iowa Derecho trees fallen on Des Moines, Iowa home
Iowa Derecho aftermath broken trees

Finding A Contractor While Social Distancing

Homeowners are in crucial need of restoring their Iowa homes but living through a pandemic may not always make it easy in finding a contractor while social distancing. Home Solutions of Iowa understands that finding a certified contractor during a pandemic can be a struggle but being a GAF Master Elite™ certified roofing contractor, we have a variety of digital tools that allow us to manage a project without ever having to enter your home. From the estimate to installation we can give you the ease of social distancing.

Broken shingle storm damage
Derecho Damage, tree on roof

Roof Replacement While Social Distancing

  • Initial Consultation: In our initial consultation, everything can be done over the phone or online. We offer a free estimate form for our customers to fill out online or they can call into our office to talk with one of our schedulers to get set up with an inspection.

  • Measurement & Inspection: Usually after the inspection, we talk face to face with the homeowner going over what we found and our suggestion on a solution. Instead of face to face, we will come out to the home to do the inspection and measure without ever having to come inside the home afterward. We have the tools to do a facetime chat, phone call, or even able to email over a detailed report of what we found.

  • Shingle Selection: Getting a GAF roof, there are many different shingle types to choose from to get the aesthetic appeal every homeowner wants. With a detailed list on our website & the GAF website, homeowners have the opportunity to browse without ever needing to be face to face.

  • Proposal & Payment: We offer a written proposal so homeowners get to see a detailed sheet on the project. While a lot of contractors tend to just tell homeowners the cost, we like to go a step ahead and provide them with a nice detailed sheet.

  • Installation: The final step in getting a new roof is installing it. Communicating with the homeowner over the phone every step of the way so they know exactly what is going on. The homeowner does not have to be outside at all while we are installing. When finished, we virtually send a video of the entire install so they have the chance to hear from the homeowners on the install. We do a follow-up call afterward to see how the installation process went.

Choose HSI For Your Derecho Storm Damage Roof Replacement

We stand behind the products we offer, our workmanship, and our warranties which sets us apart from other exterior remodeling companies. As a fully licensed and insured contractor with an established track record, HSI is the company you can trust with all of your exterior remodeling and Derecho storm damage roof replacement needs. Contact us today and we will gladly provide a free estimate!

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