May 25, 2019

Fast Facts About Windows, Siding, & Storm Damage Restoration

Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am.  Have your most pressing home improvement questions answered by calling 651-989-9226 or texting 81807.  Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus, shared on 5.25.19.

When acquiring vinyl window estimates, it’s important to understand the colors available, particularly when trying to match other features within your home.  One of the most appealing features of Infinity® from Marvin Windows is that they have a window with a black exterior finish, a characteristic not offered by many manufacturers.  It’s worth noting that the painting of vinyl house windows is not recommended because the finish can easily be scratched and the longevity of the finish is minimal.

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Fortunately, most homeowners can go an entire lifetime without having a home storm damage insurance claim.  However, when hail damage does occur, it can leave homeowners unsure how the insurance process works.  Insurance companies often provide the actual cash value upfront and then the depreciation amount once the work has been completed. In most cases, homeowners are only given two years to collect their depreciation.  Extensions may be available but depends on the circumstances and insurance company.  It’s wise to retain the services of a local insurance agent that you have a good working relationship with that can assist you with navigating the insurance claims process and can be an advocate on your behalf.  Read all the fine print within your policy and do your due diligence to make sure that they understand the ins and outs of your policy.

Siding is one area of the home that is often impacted by hail.  However, this provides an opportunity to make exterior upgrades that will enhance a home’s curb appeal.  Many homeowners opt to work with multiple materials to create a personalized look.  Popular options include: LP® SmartSide®, steel, Versetta stone, brick, shakes, and vinyl.  Be sure to retain the services of a contractor that understands how to transition from one material to the next to create a seamless look.  3D imaging allows homeowners to work with their contractor to pick combinations that they’ll enjoy for years to come.

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"Wayne and Sam both did an amazing job on our window installation.  They were timely, professional, kind, and informative."

Jeanine H.
Crystal, MN
May 28, 2019

"We had an awesome experience with transitioning from wood siding to vinyl with your A+ work crew of: TJ, Dominick, Josh, and Damion!!! Great workmanship, attention to detail.  They all deserve some recognition for their hard work."

Bob & Lori P.
Arden Hills, MN
May 18, 2019

"From the sales presentation to the installation we were dealt with fairly. Installation a few weeks ago went smoothly; the crew picked up after themselves; the amount of light from the new windows is awesome; color match to existing trim is amazing; the house is now secure.  We are most pleased with the windows and the process. Highly recommend Lindus Construction."

Gayle H.
St. Paul, MN
May 14, 2019

"Lindus replaced all of our windows and patio doors. The SeasonGuard product turned out really well and the crew that did the work was fantastic. We would definitely recommend them!"

Chris W.
Roseville, MN
April 17, 2019

"They were timely and did great work. They also cleaned up afterwards and used a lot of tarps to protect our floors.  One week after completed they had a supervisor come out and check all the work. They had us walk with them so if we had an questions we could ask. Also told us to call them if we noticed any issues."

Paul H.
Lakeville, MN
April 17, 2019

"We had many large, custom sized windows replace by Lindus. They were great through the entire process. They offered a comprehensive overview of the product and project as a whole, great financing, prompt installation, and a follow up visit after completion to ensure the quality of the workmanship. The installers called at the end of each day to provide a status update and cleaned up after themselves each day so that we had very little to do when they were finished. I would absolutely recommend Lindus for your window replacement project."


Tricia E.
Woodbury, MN
April 24, 2019
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