Mar 10, 2018

Wood vs. Composite Decking

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 must-know information from our in-house deck specialist, Luke Panek, shared on 3.10.18.

When it comes to construction of a deck, one of the biggest dilemmas homeowners face is whether to choose wood or composite.  In the nearly 40 years we’ve been in business, we’ve witnessed a dramatic shift in the number of homeowners that have chosen to have maintenance-free materials, such as Zuri® installed.  Deck and patio builders find composite decks to be heavier than their wooden counterparts.  The process for fastening composite deck boards is more technical than wood designs as well.  In cases where homeowners find the cost of a composite deck floor to be prohibitive, synthetic railings can be utilized instead of wood.  Not only is the contrast aesthetically pleasing, but the upkeep of repeatedly staining the railing is avoided altogether.

See Why We’re One of the Top Twin Cities Deck Builders: 

Winter is the perfect time to plan your deck because Minneapolis deck builders often find their phones ringing off the hook as soon as the spring thaw hits.  Having strong opinions about a deck’s location, design, and materials can allow you to have a productive initial meeting with the decking companies you’re getting estimates from.

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Recent Decking Reviews:

"I've been using Lindus Construction for many years, because EVERYTHING they do, they do well. They have put on gutters, a new roof, siding, windows, doors, a new deck, and even drain tiles. Everything is done perfectly. I've tried many contractors in the past. None even come close to Lindus."

Dan O.
Blaine, MN
May 21, 2018

"We had Lindus replace our existing deck with a new cedar deck.  Sales and design were handled professionally (listened to what we wanted, an eye for detail and didn't try to sell us something we didn't want).  Lead carpenter was courteous and respectful of us and our property.  Overall, a great project done in a respectful way and ready for use come spring."

Brad P.
Oak Park Heights, MN
January 5, 2018

"The workers do a fabulous job."

Doris J.
Minneapolis, MN
December 18, 2017

"I have a maintenance-free deck by Lindus and like it very much."

Sharon M.
Fridley, MN
December 4, 2017

"Just a note let let you know how great the new deck looks!  Dave and his partner did a great professional looking job.  Please let them know how much we appreciated the work.  I am glad you convinced us to go with the new Zuri® decking. It looks great. That handrail is wonderful."

Allen R.
Pine City, MN
November 23, 2017

"They do great work."

Therese M.
New Hope, MN
November 20, 2017
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