Jan 18, 2020

Expert Tips for Your Next Roofing or Window Project

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 addressed by calling or texting 651-989-9226.  Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus, shared on 1.18.20.

For homeowners looking for ice dam remedies, metal roofing can seem like the ideal option because of its snow shedding abilities.  However, in many scenarios, new asphalt roofing in tandem with updated insulation can come in at the same price point as a brand new metal roof.  Learning this, many homeowners gravitate towards GAF asphalt roofs because they are accompanied with a 50-year, non-prorated Golden Pledge® warranty on labor and materials, which is lengthier than the 35-year finish warranty that accompanies metal roofing.  GAF roofing can come with the warranties they do because of the amount of asphalt within the shingles, the proprietary glue that GAF uses, and the installation techniques GAF requires.


Prior to hiring a roofing contractor, it’s important to understand the warranties they provide.  Proceed with caution when working with a roofer that offers a time of incident or time of purchase warranty, as the warranty will cover what you paid for the roof, not what the future costs will be should it need full replacement.  It’s also wise to verify if your roof’s warranty will transfer to the next owner of your home, something a potential homebuyer will likely inquire about.

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Homeowners looking to upgrade to their windows to an aesthetically pleasing, energy efficient brand often find an optimum match with Infinity® from Marvin Windows.  They’re manufactured using EverWood® interior finish, which provides the look of wood without the maintenance.  Everwood® can be custom stained to match a home’s preexisting woodwork.  Another option are SeasonGuard windows, which are exclusive to Lindus Construction.  They come with faux wood on the inside that come with five different colors that can be used to complement woodwork within a home.  In many instances, homeowners are opting for new trim packs on the inside that are stained to match the windows.  Both aforementioned options provide the optics of wood, while foregoing the routine staining and sealing that wood windows require to keep them looking their best.

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Prior to committing to a contractor for replacement windows, clarify whether they offer full frame window or insert window installation.  With insert windows, all that is removed is the window sash, which is the operating part of the window.  For example, if it’s a casement window, the part that cranks out to the outside is the part that is removed and replaced.  The new frame goes on the inside and gets sealed there.  With insert window replacement, a contractor cannot address the window’s weatherstripping or insulation.  This leaves the window vulnerable to air and water infiltration.  While insert windows are cheaper than full frame window replacement, the result is less reliable.

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Roof & Window Installation Reviews:

"I had the Marvin windows installed and I'll tell you they're better than Andersen.  The guys who put them in, Tony and Ryan, were excellent.  I'm going to go get some more windows from you as long as Tony and Ryan install them.  I'm very pleased."

Hugh J.
Deephaven, MN
August 7, 2019

"What really makes Lindus a standout company is how they responded to and fixed a roof rainwater leak that developed after their work on our roof – and the leak turned out to have been caused by another company who had been repairing our chimney at about the same time.  They tracked the source of the leak to chimney flashing that was incorrectly installed, Lindus’ employees didn’t hesitate to fix the leak anyway and at no charge to us. To make sure we were satisfied and knew that the rainwater leak had been fixed, they invested many hours in finding and fixing a problem that was not their responsibility. That is a company I will trust, employ in the future and recommend to anyone." 

Bob S.
Marine on St. Croix
July 17, 2019

"Installers were detailed oriented and did an excellent job."

Renee E.
Plymouth, MN
July 10, 2019

"Great crew.  All work done to my satisfaction at the price quoted ...no surprises.  Like the warranty, the price, I'm a Lindus customer for the future."

William K.
Bloomington, MN
June 17, 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

“Our experience was very good. It is rare these days for a company to go out of its way to help the customer through every step of a major project. The expertise displayed by Jordan Maxon and quality of the installation leadership by Carl Ross and his crew as shown to us was much appreciated. We highly recommend Lindus when asked about who we had do our roof.”

Gary and Loiry A.
Afton, MN
May 11, 2019
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