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A Guide To Long-Lasting Building Materials

Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am.  Have your most pressing home improvement quandaries addressed by calling or texting 651-461-9226.  Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus shared on 9.24.22.  

Considerations Before Building A Home

First and foremost, it’s important to know that not all homebuilders offer the very best in craftsmanship and materials.  Many newer homes were constructed with builder grade materials.  These types of materials often are constructed to meet the minimum standards dictated by the code.  Many homeowners place a strong emphasis on the neighborhood of their new home and downplay the importance of selecting a contractor with a commitment to using reliable and long-lasting materials.  While a lifetime warranty on new windows or house siding seems like a good idea, it’s often a signal that the company manufacturing the material will not be a long-term player in the marketplace.  Major manufacturers with sterling reputations are transparent about the lifespan of their materials and offer warranties that are in accordance with the product’s shelf life.

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Tips For Selecting Home Renovations That Stand The Test of Time

Composite Deck Installation

While there are many types of decks offered in the marketplace, many homeowners opt for composite deck installation over a wood deck. That’s because composite decks do not need to be sanded or stained.  Deck contractors offer a variety of composite decking materials.  Homeowners that choose Millboard® composite deck installation have a high rate of satisfaction.  That’s because this product closely imitates the look of a wood deck.  In addition, this type of composite deck installation is not slippery when covered in rain or snow.  While all composite decking is warmer underfoot than a wood deck, Millboard® decking is cooler underfoot than many other types of decks.  Millboard® decking works well in northern climates that experience extreme temperature changes that can cause a deck installation to expand and contract.

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Window Replacement

Residential home windows are available from a variety of manufacturers.  While there are many pieces of jargon to understand about replacement windows, homeowners should be sure to understand the type of gas and spacer system being used in their window installation.  It’s also worth noting that the larger house windows are, the more likely they are to experience window seal failure.  Homeowners looking for beautiful and energy efficient windows should thoughtfully consider Infinity® From Marvin windows.  They’re manufactured to withstand the extreme temperature fluctuations of the Midwest.  An added perk in the winter months is that Marvin Infinity® windows experience solar heat gain, causing them to increase indoor temperatures.

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Siding Installation

Replacement siding comes in an array of materials.  However, homeowners that opt for vinyl siding are often disappointed to learn that it does a poor job of holding up against storm damage.  LP® SmartSide® and steel siding tend to be more durable types of siding installation because of their unique manufacturing processes.

LP SmartSide

Roof Installation

There is a wide variation in the longevity of various roof shingle styles.  Homeowners wanting a long-lasting roof installation should seek out Class 4 impact-resistant shingles.  This type of roof shingles have achieved the highest possible impact resistance rating and have the best possible chance to hold up against storm damage.  Included in this category is the Glenwood® GAF roofing system.  This ultra-dimensional roof replacement imitates the appearance of cedar shakes.  They are accompanied with a 50-year, non-prorated warranty on labor and materials.

Glenwood Shingles

Home Restoration Experts You Can Count On

Since 1979, Lindus Construction has been assisting homeowners in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Western Wisconsin with exterior renovations including custom deck design, replacement windows, siding services, and roof installation.  Request your complimentary estimate today.

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Home Improvement Reviews:

"Lindus has put in our windows, gutters, and roof. Workers are very professional. Products are excellent. Communication is great. I recommend this company to all my friends and family."

Sally R.
White Bear Lake, MN
September 19, 2022

"To me Lindus mean quality in every job they do. Over the years I’ve had them replace skylights, replace windows, completely rebuild a window bay, install gutters, and most recently put on a new roof and hail-damaged gutters."

Jeannine C.
Apple Valley, MN
September 1, 2022

"On time and excellent service.  Definitely a thumb's up for Lindus."

Steve M.
Roberts, WI
September 1, 2022

"We had an egress window installed, and it was completed, inside and outside in one day. The workers were friendly, hard-working, and skilled. They worked together as a team, and there was nothing to clean up when they drove away. We are so pleased with their workmanship and their friendly demeanors."

Jane F.
Hamburg, MN
August 13, 2022

"Lindus did a fantastic job on our deck."

Colleen O.
Roberts, WI
July 9, 2022

"The Lindus crew that worked on my house was great! We had our large house re-sided, new brick, soffit and fascia, and gutters. They provided status updates, answered my questions, and provided great recommendations when we ran into the inevitable hiccup of replacing old with new. Their quality control process is above and beyond anything I have ever experienced which left me with an amazing end result in which I felt 100% confident in the lasting power."

Brenda D.
River Falls, WI
June 22, 2022
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