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The Scoop on Building Materials & Home Value

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 Barry Stranz (professional & educator) who has 30+ years in the home improvement industry shared on 9.22.18.

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Obvious features that dictate a home’s value include square footage, location, and number of bedrooms and bathrooms.  However, the quality of materials within the home are also major determinants and can dramatically impact the price it costs to build a homeBuilder grade materials can actually have a negative impact on a home’s value because potential buyers perceive them as having a shorter than normal lifespan.  However, sometimes homeowners fail to understand that better materials may be concealed after installation.  This is the case with roofing underlayment, insulation, and flashing tape around windows.  While these features aren’t as noticeable as granite countertops or hardwood flooring, they’re still vital to the infrastructure of a home.

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"They totally remodeled our 2 bathrooms and got the job done when they said they would. Beautiful workmanship."

Kathleen B.
Eagan, MN
August 25, 2018

"Turned out very well. Met all expectations. Relied on their knowledge and expertise."

Mike D.
Cottage Grove, MN
August 1, 2018

"Lindus was very professional and exact with the finishing. It was done pretty much to schedule. Would highly recommend Lindus."

Polly S.
St. Paul, MN
August 1, 2018

"We are so happy with the wrap-up of our extensive remodeling projects-new siding, gutters, windows, porch rebuild with electrical heat, and front entry rebuild-it looks great.  We look forward to enjoying out new "old" home.  Thanks for making it happen."

JoEllen & Bill A.
St, Paul, MN
July 2, 2018

The kitchen is beautiful.  Exactly what I wanted.  You and and your team are remarkable!"

Jody G.
St. Louis Park
April 26, 2018

"We're impressed with all of the Lindus guys that have been working at our house and appreciate how they take ownership of the project and pride in their work.  Especially impressed with the way they kept after the squeak in the floor until the solved AND resolved it!"

Kevin & Doreen S.
Shoreview, MN
January 26, 2018
50% Off Installation Labor on LeafGuard® Brand Gutters, GAF Asphalt Shingles, & Infinity® From Marvin Windows. We Are Also Offering A Complimentary Heat Map Analysis With Insulation Estimates Through September 30th.
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