Components That Impact Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus gives expert advice on enhancing your home’s energy efficiency with proper attic insulation and roof replacement, hiring reputable contractors, and choosing quality window replacements.

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Increased Efficiency with Proper Attic Insulation

The goal of a home’s insulation should be to create an attic space that is similar in temperature to what it is currently like outdoors.  This will minimize heat loss.  If a homeowner is questioning if their attic has enough insulation, a measuring stick can be used to see if the insulation to R-value is correct.  In Wisconsin and Minnesota, homeowners should strive for a minimum R-50 value.  Dirty insulation can be an indication that excess air movement is occurring in your attic.  Reputable insulation contractors using diagnostic tools, such as smoke sticks, infrared imaging, and blower doors can show homeowners where their home insulation may be lacking.

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Extend Your New Roof’s Life with Quality Insulation

When getting an estimate for a new roof, it’s a sign you’re working with a reputable contractor if they’re also checking out your attic insulation.  That’s because faulty attic insulation can lower the lifespan of a new roof by as much as half.  Whether the contractor is installing fiberglass, blown-in, or cellulose insulation, the contractor should be able to explain the type(s) of insulation they recommend and why.  The contractor should also be discussing attic ventilation.  That’s because an attic’s warm air, if not removed in a proper way, can cause damage like ice dams.  Quality soffit and roof vents are worth the investment because of how they function to prevent damage to a home.

Lindus Construction Insulation Expert Assesses Attic

Find a Reputable Contractor, Such as Lindus Construction

When working on multiple home improvement projects at the same time, it’s wise to work with a single contractor.  Even though this can push out timelines because it may take longer to get on their schedule, a reputable contractor with positive online reviews is worth the wait.  This is because they are true craftsmen that will complete the job correctly.  They also have solid industry contacts for subcontractors, such as plumbers and electricians, and will hold them accountable for quality.

bedroom with Infinity awning windows from Marvin

Energy Efficient Window Replacements for Your Twin Cities Home

Another area of the home that can comprise its energy efficiency is its windows.  Not all windows are equal.  Builder grade windows, those that meet but do not exceed code, only last 15-20 years.  Foggy glass, drafts, and frost formation can all be indicators that a window has reached the end of its lifespan.

In the winter months, home humidity levels should be less than in the summer months.  This is particularly true when temperatures hit sub-zero levels.  Excess home humidity levels can lead to frost, window condensation, mold, and wood rot.

Contact us today to get started on your next insulation, roof replacement, and window installation projects.

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 651-461-9226.

Projects That Increased Home Energy Efficiency:

Twin Cities Renovation Reviews:

"It went well. Everyone was polite, capable, and effective. Questions were answered, and minor adjustments were made, at my request, quickly. All in all, very good experience working with Lindus."

Daniel T.
St Paul, MN
April 25, 2024

"I am very happy with the roofing and gutter system and it's largely due to your perseverance and communication with me for the project. There are always so many details in this work and I want to convey my appreciation to your management. I know why Lindus is a successful company. It's not just their product but more importantly their people."

Maureen C.
St Paul, MN
April 12, 2024

"Lindus Construction replaced our shingles on Monday. They did a fantastic job. They arrived at 7am and finished by 3pm. They did an amazing job and I would recommend them to anyone.  Just like anything in life. you get what you pay for and we are 100% satisfied."

Pat S.
Plymouth, MN
April 5, 2024

"The new window that was installed in the lower family room is beautiful.  Everything your team did with respect to the install of both windows and patio door has been exemplary.  I could not be happier with the results.  Your team members were respectful, professional, and fun to visit with.  The city inspector has already come and gone and signed off on both permits.  He found everything to be top-notch."

Carolyn K.
Maplewood, MN
March 28, 2024

"Lindus just finished up a full exterior remodel for my home. It was a great experience overall from start to finish and I appreciated the quality of workmanship of each of the teams. The materials and quality of work of the Lindus teams are what set them apart from other contractors in the Twin Cities. I would highly recommend Lindus for any of your home remodel or addition needs."

Brock T.
Richfield, MN
March 24, 2024

"I was very happy with the free insulation estimate I received from the Lindus rep. He took the time to walk me and my father-in-law through a thermal scan of all the leaky spots in my attic - and basement, bonus! - and was honest and forthright about the work they do and the best and most economical options available to us to improve ambient temperature control in these areas."

Rima F.
Lake Elmo, MN
January 9, 2024
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