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Nov 08, 2020
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Stacking Your Next Decking 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 651-989-9226.  Here’s must-know information from our in-house deck specialist, Luke Panek, shared on 11.7.20. 

Fall and winter are the optimum times to begin planning your spring decking project.  For homeowners considering maintenance-free options AZEK® is a popular choice.  Classified as a capped polymer, it does not contain organic sawdust or wood.  This limits the amount of expansion and contraction the deck 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

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 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 building material that has a slower decaying process.

Go Behind the Scenes on a Decking Installation Completed by Lindus Construction:

It’s worth noting that permits are an important part of the process of building a deck.  Beware of any contractor that requires 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

 

 

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Browse Our Deck Installation Reviews:

"The quality and workmanship on our deck build was truly exceptional. Lindus also lined-up and oversaw impressive, top quality stamped concrete work for under our deck."

Eric S.
Shoreview, MN
November 13, 2020

"Lindus replaced our old deck with a maintenance-free deck, and we love it. The construction is very solid — better than any other deck we've have had. We are impressed with the piers under the deck — this deck will never shift. And, the entire team at Lindus is professional and responsive. I would definitely recommend them."

Amy T.
Cottage Grove, MN
November 6, 2020

"All projects were done professionally, quickly with excellent workmanship."  

Dan N.
Lakeville, MN
August 28, 2020

"Thank you so very much for all of the hard work you put in to build our BEAUTIFUL deck.  Your attention to detail, craftsmanship, and execution have been appreciated."

Dani & David S.
Savage, MN
July 16, 2020

"They built a beautiful deck for us, it turned out perfect! Great crew, very efficient and cleaned up everything when they were done. I would definitely use them on my next project; they build to last."

Lisa S.
Minneapolis, MN
May 18, 2020

"Lindus Construction is the best company for quality of work and customer service.  Thank you again to you and the crew out in the field!!!!"  

Corey M.
Apple Valley, MN
April 13, 2020
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