Dec 18, 2021

Creating More Energy Efficient Homes & Porch Remodels

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 12.18.21.

Convert Your Porch Into A Living Space For Year-Round Enjoyment

Homeowners looking to add more living space to their home often opt to have a three-season or four-season porch built.  Although a four-season porch may cost more to build initially, it can often be more cost effective than converting a three-season porch to a four-season porch.  That’s because costs can quickly add up for insulating the floor and attic space.  Porch remodeling costs can jump even higher if new windows must be installed.  Homeowners should steer clear of builder grade materials and products and select energy efficient windows.

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Signs You Can Benefit From Energy Efficient Home Improvements

In the winter months, homeowners often question whether a blanket of snow on their roof is good or bad.  The question becomes more frequent when other homes in a neighborhood do not have snow on their roof.  Homes that have all of the snow melted off are often experiencing heat loss.  While the walls in a home may feel drafty, more often than not, the actual culprit is the home’s attic and rim, signaling a lack of energy efficiency.  If air can move between the top plate and the rim, drafts are likely to be present.  This is due to the stack effect.  As it gets cooler out, air from the attic is pulled down a home’s walls.  The stack effect can create condensation and electrical issues.

Learn More About Home Performance Testing For Energy Efficiency:

To tell where a home is using and losing energy, contractors are often able to offer a complimentary heat map analysis.  This includes the use of diagnostic tools such as infrared imaging, blower doors, smoke sticks, borescopes.  From there, a contractor can create a custom plan which incorporates energy efficient home improvements to create a more comfortable living space year-round.

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Twin Cities Area Home Insulation Reviews:

"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

"My experience was wonderful.  The guys did a walk through before starting and helped remove stubborn ceiling tiles. They shoveled my sidewalk between the hose and garage to minimize tracking any snow in.  Very personable and dealt with some difficult access to several sill areas. I always inform my friends of my projects with Lindus and the quality of the work and the crews."

Michaeleen K.
Minneapolis, MN
March 9, 2023

"The Lindus people were efficient and quick taking out the old insulation and adding new spray foam and blow-in. All was done within the estimated time frame and the residuals were cleaned up.  A good job was done."

Jan H.
Hammond, WI
December 20, 2022

"Thank you for going above and beyond the call of duty to help me out.  Your expertise made all the difference in helping me resolve my house projects!"

Patricia M.
Bloomington, MN
August 19, 2022

"We hired Lindus for attic insulation and new LeafGuard® Gutters. We had an issue arise a couple years after the work was completed. I called Lindus and had no problem scheduling someone to review and create a plan. Randal has worked diligently to get to the bottom of the problem and fix it permanently. The company truly does stand by their product, a claim that is not always realized, but with Lindus has proven to be true. I am so appreciative and would recommend them to anyone."

Sarah W.
Edina, MN
May 30, 2022

"Excellent and efficient work. Thankful that the Lindus crew was accommodating to our needs as homeowners and for their communication throughout."

Bloomington, MN
April 19, 2022
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