Crawl Space Insulation, Prevent Moss on Roof, Best Type of Gutters

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 Vice President of Sales, Alex Lindus, shared on 8.8.20.

What To Consider When Insulating A Crawlspace

When insulation within the home is discussed, it’s easy for your thoughts to gravitate towards the attic.  However, lackluster insulation within a home’s crawl space can lead to frigid flooring.  To address this, the entire cavity of the crawl space should be covered in spray foam insulation.  This can also address the effects of toxic, invisible radon gas emitting from the soil.  It’s also advantageous to investigate whether a dehumidification system is needed to lower the moisture levels within a crawl space.

Here’s an example of a radon detector used by a home inspector.

How To Prevent Moss On Your Roof With Zinc Or Copper Roof Strips

Another game-changing home improvement that’s not commonly discussed is the utilization of zinc strips at the peak of the roof to ward off algae growth.  Zinc or copper roof strips installed beneath the rows of shingles nearest to the roof’s peak can act to transport the necessary molecules down the roof which will stop the growth of algae.  For homeowners in need of roof replacement, GAF manufacturers shingles with StainGuard Plus™ technology that is engineered to routinely emit algae-fighting copper.  Even more impressive is the fact that the warranty for this technology is 25 years, guaranteeing that the roof will remain absent of discoloration for multiple decades.

Timberline Ultra HD® Shingles with StainGuard Plus™
Timberline Ultra HD® Shingles with StainGuard Plus™

Are Seamless Gutters Worth It?

While there are numerous gutter gizmos and gadgets within the marketplace promising to channel water away from your home’s foundation, it’s a rarity for this to occur when the gutters are manufactured with seams.  Over time, seams will begin to weaken and eventually leak, rendering the gutters useless.  Homeowners that have LeafGuard® Brand Gutters installed appreciate the seamless design of these high quality gutters.  Plus, you can experience peace of mind knowing that if they ever do clog, the installation contractor will clean them free of charge, so your home will never have damage from clogged gutters.

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Lindus Construction Reviews:

“Probably the best decision I made with my house was getting in touch with Lindus. From start to finish, the whole process was fast and stress-free. Very accommodating to what times would work with me. I had LeafGuard® Brand Gutters installed and the workers did a marvelous job. The team from the beginning made sure everything looked and worked well. I am looking forward to not having to maintain gutters this fall! Would definitely be going to them for other work, as well as recommend them to friends and family.”

Ashley K.
St. Paul, MN
July 16, 2022

"Quality work. Great clean up. Constant updates on progress. Responsive to questions. Great experience from beginning to end."

Andy N.
Oakdale, MN
June 24, 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

"The roof looks beautiful!! The framing and the tiles are great and the gable vents look great too. I also *really* appreciate the clean up your folks did. Not all roofers are as tidy and this was VERY much appreciated."

Becca N.
Minneapolis, MN
May 3, 2022

"Please pass on that Randahl and crew did a wonderful job re-roofing our house yesterday. It looks just wonderful. Everybody worked very hard to complete it in just a day. Awesome."

Warren & Sue T.
Lindstrom, MN
April 12, 2022

"The guys that installed my beautiful windows and doors were a great bunch to work with. They were very efficient and knowledgeable. They did a good job of cleaning up after the work each day. I would certainly hire Lindus again."

Devon K.
Woodville, WI
April 8, 2022
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