Aug 04, 2018

Don’t Install Your Own Deck Without Reading This!

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 the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus, shared on 8.4.18.

Without a doubt, the sanding and staining of a wooden deck is a labor of love.  The reward in successfully completing this task is that it oftentimes reveals the character of the wood that wasn’t as obvious at the time of installation.  While the ability to sand and stain a deck can seem like a drawback, it can actually be an advantage when it comes to fixing damage.  When a composite deck is damaged, the affected boards must be replaced.  However, oftentimes, sanding and staining the damaged section of a wooden deck and can restore it to its original glory.

wood deck

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We’ve built countless wood and composite decks since our company’s inception in 1979 and occasionally our clients ask us whether or not this is a project that they can successfully DIY.  While it is possible for those with the right skill set, there are a few things worth noting.  The first is that municipalities that require permits to be secured make them necessary whether it’s a homeowner or contractor completing the work.  For weekend warriors, cedar can be an appealing decking material because it’s easy to obtain and install.  It’s wise to purchase cedar from a lumberyard over a big box store because there’s more variety and quality is often better.  While staining will still be needed every few years, the process can be sped up through a metal or glass railing system.  Brown treated lumber can be a lower cost option, but it’s important to know that the longevity of the initial look is minimal. Homeowners wishing to install a composite deck may want to gravitate towards TimberTech® Azek® or Millboard®.

Millboard Deck

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"The guys who built our deck were very courteous and responsive. There were a couple KDAT boards we didn't like because of some big cracks and we showed them and they replaced them without a problem. After the project was finished they sent out their own Lindus inspector who then showed me some other things that we had not noticed and was sending them back out to take care of. We were really impressed with this.  The initial consultation was very informative about a lot of different products out there today. What they are made of, how they are made, how they hold up, and what is best for your personal budget."

Brandon K..
Hammond, WI
July 21, 2022

"We had Lindus do our roof in Plymouth in 2020 and a deck replacement on our home in 2021 to 2022 over winter. Everything was done on time, correctly and for a reasonable price, (not inexpensive but material chosen a large factor in that.) The old adage you get what you pay for applies to construction work and Lindus provided good value."

Mark M.
Plymouth, MN
July 7, 2022

"I recently needed my 22 year old wooden deck replaced and contacted Lindus Construction. Dave, the sales rep, was very responsive and answered my questions. He even looked at the other estimates I received and went over them line by line to explain the differences and signed with Lindus. Chad and Logan did the tear down and rebuild of my deck and they were great! Very efficient, cleaned up the area and constructed the deck in a couple of days. I love it! It looks beautiful and is very well constructed. Then a couple of weeks later, Josh from Lindus called to ask to inspect the deck. I couldn't believe it. Lindus has their own inspectors! I've never seen that before. If you need a new deck, I'd highly recommend contacting Lindus Construction. They aren't the cheapest...but they are the best quality!"

Ginnee B.
Prior Lake, MN
July 5, 2022

"Great working with Lindus.  Easy to see the work being done and if had any questions they willing to answer an explain."

Diane S.
Prior Lake, MN
June 13, 2022

"Couldn't be happier with our new deck! Fast, clean, great craftsmanship - it'll outlast the house."

Karen J.
Minneapolis, MN
May 23, 2022

"Lindus was great to work with. We couldn’t be happier with our new deck."

Todd M.
Woodbury, MN
May 5, 2022
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