Dec 20, 2012

The 411 on Cool Roofs

Think about an asphalt driveway in the summer.  Walking across one is basically like running across a bed of hot coals, right?  Now think about your roof which is likely made of asphalt granules.  On a hot summer day, black asphalt shingles can be as much as 80 degrees higher than the air temperature.  When this happens, the hot air on your roof is absorbed into your home, raising its temperature or making your air conditioner work harder which costs you more in energy bills.

What’s a Cool Roof?

A cool roof is a roof whose granules are designed to be especially reflective and emissive.  This means that the roof will deflect sunlight rather than absorb it.  When this happens, your home’s temperature rises and heats up your home or causes your air conditioning unit to work harder to keep your home cool.  This, in Timberline turn, raises your energy bills.  Studies have shown that in the long run, a cool roof can make more sense than a traditional asphalt roof.  Do know that your roof is only part of your roofing system.  Without proper insulation and ventilation, a roof cannot function to its fullest potential.

Lindus Construction is proud to offer GAF asphalt roofing. Founded in 1886, GAF has become North America’s largest manufacturer of commercial and residential roofing.  GAF shingles come in a variety of colors and styles.  Many homeowners are drawn to GAF because of the Golden Pledge warranty that offers 50 years of peace of mind.  The non-prorated warranty covers materials & workmanship, a rare find in the roofing industry.  To meet your cool roofing needs, GAF offers Timberline Shingles.

Install GAF Timberline Cool Shingles & Enjoy:

  • Patented StainGuard® protection to assure the beauty of your roof against unsightly blue-green algae.
  • A savings of 7-15% off total cooling costs. (Variables include your home’s location, structure & climate you live in.)
  • Roofing granules that give a shingle its unique look and tone.
  • ENERGY STAR® qualified roofing that maintains a more constant temperature, reducing thermal shock, and encouraging a longer shelf life.Timberline

GAF Timberline Cool Shingle Incentives:

  • Reduced energy consumption at home.
  • Class A fire rating from Underwriters Laboratories—the highest rating possible. Many insurance companies award lower insurance premiums as a result.
  • Dura Grip™ Adhesive seals each shingle tightly and reduces the risk of shingle blow-off. Shingles warranted to withstand winds up to 130 mph

We Strive for 100% Customer Satisfaction

Delivering exceptional service is our No. 1 priority. Read these happy reviews from homeowners who were blown away by their home improvement experience with Lindus Construction.

"We are quite pleased with the way our project went. The Lindus folks have successfully managed to instill a culture of quality and customer service in throughout the entire business, which is rare these days.  Everyone we worked with carried that same attitude of wanting to do it right and make us happy. The installation went well and we are very satisfied."

Tim M.
Minneapolis, MN
June 20, 2023

"Thorough, timely, efficient, good communicators. Excellent work, cleaned up well and took care of a few extra details without any hassle."

Carla U.
Minneapolis, MN
May 17, 2023

"Your services and products are wonderful!  (And we have used Lindus three times now). The crews were gracious and hard-working."

Alan W.
St. Paul, MN
May 11, 2023

"I would just like to compliment Randahl for excellent work and customer service skills.  Every time he was at our home, he was professional, thorough, extremely pleasant, and explained things well.  You are very lucky to have such an outstanding employee!"

Vicki F.
Blaine, MN
March 25, 2023

"Great job. Workers were friendly and cleaned up everything when they were done. They stopped to tell me they were ready to work and checked in when they were done."

Carolyn I.
Andover, MN
March 16, 2023

"This company has all ways been honest with us, took care of us and their workmanship is second to none."

Michael N.
Rosemount, MN
March 13, 2023

"Very professional, super quality work, everyone was very pleasant, would highly recommend, will continue to use Lindus for all future projects."

Chuck V.
Chaska, MN
February 18, 2023

"Service and work were excellent; thank you!"

Ron B.
Burnsville, MN
January 19, 2023

"The technician worked very efficiently and put in long hours to get the job done. Excellent work and we were very grateful."

Pam L.
Oakdale, MN
January 12, 2023

"I have used Lindus in the past and they once again, gave me excellent service. They stand behind their products and service. I have referred them to many friends."

Susan B.
St. Paul, MN
January 6, 2023

"We have had them do work at our home before and at my parents' house. They did great work!"

Sue R.
St. Croix Falls, WI
January 3, 2023

"The two young men that did the install were great.  They were personal and appeared very conscientious."

Jim H.
St. Anthony, MN
December 30, 2022

"Always polite and considerate. Last inspection was a quality control and I was impressed with him and his thorough inspection. Great job!"

Irene S.
Bloomington, MN
December 20, 2022

"We had a great experience with Lindus. The communication has been great. When I had a question I received a return email or phone call quickly. When Lindus employees were at our home, they explained what they were doing in great detail, my questions were always satisfactory answered. I will gladly continue to refer Lindus to friends and neighbors."

Roger D.
Shoreview, MN
November 29, 2022

"I highly recommend Lindus Construction. I have used them for three projects over the last few years and they are easy to contact, the people are friendly and they do very high quality work. Don’t hesitate to use Lindus for your next project."

Darrell M.
Lino Lakes, MN
June 9, 2022
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