Tips for Planning Your Next Window, Roofing, or Home Remodeling 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 3.7.20.

Marvin Infinity® Windows win favor with homeowners because they mimic the aesthetics of wood without the maintenance. This eliminates the worry of mold or mildew growth.  Infinity® from Marvin Windows are offered in an array of colors, allowing homeowners to match their home’s current woodwork and exterior features.  The exterior acrylic finish is durable and long-lasting.  Testing has proven the proprietary Ultrex® fiberglass to be eight times stronger than wood.  This protects against expansion and contraction which can weaken the windows and allow air and water infiltration to take place.  This can prove problematic because it places additional strain on a home’s furnace, creating potential for it to reach the end of its lifespan faster than normal.

Here’s What You Need to Know About Infinity® From Marvin Windows:

For homeowners planning an interior home remodel, the internet can be a great place to start.  Websites like Facebook and Houzz.com showcase designs from contractors throughout the country and allow homeowners to get a better handle on their personal tastes.  If a space is being completely overhauled, it’s wise to retain the services of a reputable contractor that can provide designs for homeowners to consider.  Seasoned pros can also offer feedback on whether it’s a sound use of time and money to take on certain components of the project on your own.  Prior to committing to a contractor, be sure to research their online reviews and inspect their previously completed projects.


For those in need of a new roof a GAF roof system is worth a hard look.  The shingles are accompanied with a 50-year, non-prorated warranty that covers both labor and materials.  For homes with heavy shade, surrounded by Oak trees, GAF shingles with StainGuard Plus™ Time-Release technology can provide much needed relieve from persistent algae growth.  Used in tandem with zinc strips installed along the ridge, homeowners can rest assured knowing their roof will look as beautiful as possible while reaching its maximum lifespan.

Ever the innovator, GAF has a newly released shingle known as the Timberline® HDZ™.  Roofers appreciate the improved nailing strip with a built-in chalk line, allowing for an installation time 30% faster than any other shingle on the market.  This allows reputable roofing contractors to pass along labor cost savings onto homeowners.  Another appealing aspect of the Timberline® HDZ™ shingle line is that it is accompanied with the industry’s first ever unlimited wind warranty.  Minneapolis roof contractors appreciate that these shingles can be installed at temperatures as low as 20° vs. the industry standard of 40°, which is needed for the shingle sealants to work as needed.

Check out this Maple Grove exterior remodel project to see an incredible home transformation.

New roof installation also provides homeowners to expand the amount of natural light and/or ventilation found within their house through the addition of sun tunnels and skylights.  For a minimal additional investment, the noticeable improvement often ranks among the best improvements homeowners have done to their property.  Popular locations include the master bedroom, closets, and bathrooms.

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Lindus Construction Reviews:

"My crew was extremely efficient and considerate (Wayne, Mike, Chris). The install went well and the windows are outstanding. I selected Lindus based on my satisfaction with prior work, and will be happy to have them in the future."

Bert L.
Shoreview, MN
March 4, 2020

"Lindus Construction was great for the very beginning. Starting with the salesman, the design crew, the rough-in construction and the final construction. Everyone was easy to work with, they answered all of our questions. They also let us know weekly what the plan was and what they wanted to accomplish.  We would recommend them to anybody and I do recommend them. Thanks Lindus!"

Timothy & Theresa R.
Apple Valley, MN
January 27, 2020

"Once the work started I was blown away by the customer service, and the quality of the work. I was (and am) particularly impressed by Dave and Jason, the carpenters who worked on my project.  I felt like they had my back every step of the way. Brian Blok has been extremely responsive.  Everyone from Lindus was very friendly and professional, and the job is top notch."

Annette C.
River Falls, WI
October 19, 2019

"Quality of work very good. Quality control, the project report and followup exceptional."

Paul M.
St. Paul, MN
October 11, 2019

"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

"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
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