May 09, 2020

Getting Your Window or Roof Replacement Project Right

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 5.9.20.

Full frame window replacement can entail cutting or removing some of the home’s siding in order for proper installation to take place.  This approach varies from insert window replacement, where often only the sash is removed.  While cheaper, this approach can create problems.  For example, during insert casement window replacement, the only part of the window that would be replaced is the component that moves.  This makes it impossible for a reputable contractor to inspect for water and air infiltration issues.  This is particularly concerning because previous installation errors are major contributors to the aforementioned quandaries.

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When it comes to asphalt roof replacement, it’s foolish to retain the services of a contractor that simply bids off of satellite images and foregoes the opportunity to visually inspect the roof for defects.  A visual inspection can reveal evidence of rot on the roof deck.  This will increase installation costs and should be brought to the homeowner’s attention if possible prior to work commencing.  An attic inspection can also reveal if insulation and ventilation upgrades are necessary.  Consequences of improper roof installation include attic mold, roof leaks, and loose shingles.  Now more than ever, homeowners have the resources to research their roofing contractor in order to ensure the company they are working with is trusted and reliable.  They should be able to provide references of past customers and show examples of their previous work.  Signs your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan can include curling or cracked shingles, loose flashing, and a wet attic.

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"The roofing job was wonderful."

Skip C.
St. Louis Park, MN
June 2, 2020

"I had new windows installed, and had a great experience working with Lindus. My windows are beautifully made and installation went smoothly. Everyone I dealt with from Lindus was professional, courteous, knowledgeable and friendly. I would recommend this company for any type of work you may need."

Dyan M.
St. Paul, MN
April 17, 2020

"We had both a new roof and gutters installed. Both projects went well. At all times we were kept updated and all of our questions answered."

Vicki F.
River Falls, WI
April 14, 2020

"If you’re going to remodel, windows or anything they do, hire them for a professional experience."

David C.
Minneapolis, MN
April 17, 2020

"It was very good. They were thorough, knowledgeable, and took the time to make sure I understood my options. The crew was good, and very accommodating to my preferences. I would highly recommend them to others."

Joanne F.
St. Paul, MN
April 12, 2020

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