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.

Interested in making the move to maintenance-free decking?  Check out Zuri®! 

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 Azek®.

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"Thank you Lindus for working with us to complete our new three season porch! It is an awesome space. It was great to work with your staff who did excellent work in installing the roof. The Sunspace windows are amazing. Thank you!"

Jeff O.
Shoreview, MN
August 4, 2018

"It went well overall."

Chuck G.
Forest Lake, MN
August 3, 2018

"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

"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
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