Nov 10, 2018

Can I Replace My Deck and Windows in the Winter?

Is winter a good time to replace your deck or windows? In this article, Andy Lindus, COO of Lindus Construction gives insight on what home improvements can be done during winter.

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Deck Installation in the Winter

While not all home improvements can take place in the winter months, the season does allow homeowners the ability to carefully evaluate the intricacies of future projects.

Weather conditions may prevent Twin Cities deck builders from full deck completion, but many times they are able to install footings in the late fall so that the composite deck building can be completed in early spring.

The number of wood decks we install continues to diminish as more homeowners gravitate towards maintenance-free materials, such as Zuri®.  Manufactured to imitate the look of exotic wood and with UV light-resisting technology, the decking is designed to maintain its looks for years to come.  Paired with a Fortress ™ steel railing system, there’s no need for seasonal deck maintenance.

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Fast Facts about Winter Window Replacement

One home improvement project that can be completed year-round is home window replacement.  This is because seasoned window installers are able to work swiftly so that the rough opening is exposed for a minimal amount of time.

Appropriate winter home humidity levels are dependent on a home’s temperature.  However, a good rule of thumb is under 30%.  When humidity levels rise, the environment is created for frost and condensation to form on windows.  This happens when warm, moist air comes in contact with the cold surface of the window.  Condensation forms and then almost immediately turns into frost.

Builder grade windows are more susceptible to window condensation than custom-built windows.  That’s part of the reason why we feel so confident offering our valued clients SeasonGuard and Infinity® from Marvin Replacement Windows.

Running exhaust fans when cooking and bath fans after showering, can go a long way to keep winter home humidity levels in check.  Failure to do so can result in mold and mildew formation, which can be a threat to your family’s health.

Blower door testing, moisture meters, digital microscopes, borescopes, humidistats, and infrared imaging harnessed by a reputable professional can allow you to understand spots where your home is losing energy.

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Our Recent Deck & Window Replacement Projects:

Our Recent Deck & Window Replacement Projects:

"The crew did an outstanding job with our new deck!  We are very happy with the work the team did, in the office and onsite."

Dave G.
New Hope, MN
August 20, 2023

"We had several large windows replaced. Everyone from the phone representative to the salesperson to the scheduler to the installers was knowledgeable, polite, easy to work with and professional. The installation went smoothly due to the skill and hard work of the installers and the windows look great. It seems like everyone was proud of their role in the Lindus team."

Mavis & Dannie G.
Anoka, MN
July 18, 2023

"We highly recommend Lindus for home improvement projects -- our new deck is beautiful, built with high quality materials and attention to details. The construction crew was experienced and professional."

Cheryl G.
White Bear Lake, MN
July 5, 2023

"Everything was done in a very satisfactory manner."

Lowell G.
Lake Elmo, MN
July 5, 2023

"Lindus built a deck beyond my expectations. Dave and Triston were very professional. The upper-story deck they built is amazing and much better than the deck it replaced. I am grateful for their skill and hard work."

Carolyn M.
Apple Valley, MN
July 2, 2023

"I would highly recommend, they do excellence work, not one complaint do I have."

Lynn L.
Oakdale, MN
April 24, 2023
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