Jul 07, 2018

Expert Advice from the Premier Twin Cities Deck Builders

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 7.7.18.

Homeowners that prefer to expand the time period they’re able to enjoy their deck often opt for a three season porch.  In the past, screens were the primary way three season porches were enclosed.  For homeowners that want to extend the use of their three season porch as long as possible, we recommend the use Sunspace Porch windows.  Spanning from the floor to the ceiling, they create a sense of openness.  Don’t let the term “window” deceive you.  The product is actually a polycarbonate that holds up well to Mother Nature, but can still be washed like an ordinary window.  An advantage porches with Sunspace Windows have over screened in porches is that maintenance is easier because dust and pollen cannot penetrate the windows.

3 season porch

Click here to learn more about this three season porch project that utilized Sunspace Windows.  

When it comes to the construction of a deck, most homeowners opt for composite deck designs over wooden ones.  While this decision may cost more upfront, it prevents the need for the tedious task of future deck staining.  For homeowners that love the look and feel of a wooden deck, it’s highly recommended that a maintenance-free railing system be installed.  The most popular Minneapolis low maintenance deck material the homeowners we work with opt for is Zuri®.  Designed to emulate the look of exotic wood, this deck wins favor with homeowners for its beauty and unmatched durability.

Get a behind the scenes look at a Zuri® decking project completed by our team:

As a general rule, the darker the deck color, the more heat it absorbs, causing a hot surface temperature.  Placement of the deck also matters.  South facing decks tend to have the hottest surfaces and warrant the installation of a canopy system.

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MN Deck Installation Reviews:

"The workmanship and professionalism of your installation crews have been great."

Bruce V.
Mendota Heights, MN
June 4, 2018

"So much fun to be in my new 4 season porch and watch my birds and flowers.  Randy & Tristan, uncle and nephew, sure know to interact and of course, tear down and build it up again.  I love looking at it all done."

Lynette T.
Columbia Heights
May 27, 2018

"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

"Lindus built a wonderful deck for us.  The workers were friendly yet very professional. They took down the old deck, hauled it off, repaired some house damage due to poor installation by the previous builder, took care of all the necessary paperwork with the city, built a beautiful deck , and cleaned up immaculately every day!  As I write this, I am watching them re-side the house next to mine and they are being as meticulous with that job as they were with mine!"    

Joy B.
Blaine, MN
February 1, 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
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