Nov 08, 2020

Planning Your Deck Building Project In Your Favor

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 651-461-9226.  Here’s must-know information from our in-house deck specialist, Luke Panek, shared on 11.7.20. 

PVC Decking Is An Ideal Choice For WI & MN Homeowners

Fall and winter are the optimum times to begin planning your spring deck building project.  For homeowners considering maintenance-free decking material options, AZEK® is a popular choice.  Also known as PVC decking, it’s classified as a capped polymer, which means it does not contain organic sawdust or wood.  This limits the amount of expansion and contraction the deck installation experiences, particularly in Western Wisconsin and the Twin Cities where extreme temperature fluctuations are commonplace.  While decks can be installed during the winter months, it’s important that the installing contractor understand that the deck boards, skirting, and trim pieces will stretch out as temperatures warm up.

Azek Deck Fortress Railing

Pressure Treated Wood Decking Can Last Longer Than Traditional Lumber

When it comes to wood decks, the type of wood you select has an impact on the deck’s longevity and aesthetics.  This makes kiln-dried treated pine decks, also referred to as pressure treated decking, a popular option.  The drying process removes moisture from the wood, making it less likely to shrink after installation.  This equates to a more stable decking material that has a slower decaying process.

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Addressing Permits & Other Components Of  A Deck

It’s worth noting that permits are an important part of the process of building a deck.  Beware of any deck builders that require you to pull your own or suggests that a permit is not needed when you’re converting a deck to a three-season porch.  Be sure to verify that the current footings have the ability to handle the additional weight that a new porch will bring.  If the answer is no, sometimes additional footings can be added, while other times, the old footings must be removed completely, and new ones should be added.  Learn more about the many parts of a deck.

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What Homeowners Say About Our Deck Contractors:

"Deck looks nice.  Thank you!"

Hector G.
Minneapolis, MN
November 10, 2022

"Lindus Construction added a landing and steps to our 2nd floor exterior deck. They completed sooner than promised and did an outstanding job. The materials used are top notch, the construction was done with very good quality, and they look beautiful while being very sturdy. Everything was to code and the post construction inspection found no problems. I'm glad I chose them!"

Mark M.
Brooklyn Park, MN
October 3, 2022

"You have gone the extra mile for us. Thank you - what a great worker Lindus has! "We have enjoyed having you here."

Jay M.
Lindstrom, MN
September 30, 2022

"The guys who built our deck were very courteous and responsive. There were a couple KDAT boards we didn't like because of some big cracks and we showed them and they replaced them without a problem. After the project was finished they sent out their own Lindus inspector who then showed me some other things that we had not noticed and was sending them back out to take care of. We were really impressed with this.  The initial consultation was very informative about a lot of different products out there today. What they are made of, how they are made, how they hold up, and what is best for your personal budget."

Brandon K..
Hammond, WI
July 21, 2022

"Lindus did a fantastic job on our deck."

Colleen O.
Roberts, WI
July 9, 2022

"I recently needed my 22 year old wooden deck replaced and contacted Lindus Construction. Dave, the sales rep, was very responsive and answered my questions. He even looked at the other estimates I received and went over them line by line to explain the differences and signed with Lindus. Chad and Logan did the tear down and rebuild of my deck and they were great! Very efficient, cleaned up the area and constructed the deck in a couple of days. I love it! It looks beautiful and is very well constructed. Then a couple of weeks later, Josh from Lindus called to ask to inspect the deck. I couldn't believe it. Lindus has their own inspectors! I've never seen that before. If you need a new deck, I'd highly recommend contacting Lindus Construction. They aren't the cheapest...but they are the best quality!"

Ginnee B.
Prior Lake, MN
July 5, 2022
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