Dec 18, 2021

Creating More Energy Efficient Homes & Porches

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.

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.  Costs can jump even higher if new windows must be installed.  Homeowners should steer clear of builder grade windows and opt for windows that have high levels of energy efficiency.

four season porch

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 a home’s attic and rim.  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: 

To tell where a home is using and losing energy, contractors are often able to offer a free 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 to create a more comfortable and energy efficient home.

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Twin Cities Area Home Insulation Reviews:

"Recently had Lindus insulate my attic.  From professional sales, to office support, to professional installers and supervision, all education, planning, and installment were accomplished in a timely, clean, and thorough manner. Details like cleanup and ensuring that the access panel were sealed properly are very appreciated. I will definitely recommend Lindus and their professional products and service to anyone."

Donny G.
South St. Paul, MN
November 1, 2021

"It was great!"

David H.
Maple Grove, MN
July 29, 2021

"We are repeat Lindus customers. We've used them for insulation, LeafGuard®, new deck, sun tunnel install and windows. So far they've replaced 7 windows in our home. Our home is only 7 years old, but original windows were not great.  We are amazed at the difference our new windows have made. My office used to get incredibly hot in the afternoon, now it is almost too cool in there! Our only regret is not replacing all of our remaining windows at once (we will be doing the rest of them soon!). We highly recommend Lindus Construction. We are customers for life!"

Deb L.
Hudson, WI
July 24, 2021

"Thank you for the quick response to me on my first contact.  I had a good salesman with a good response to all my questions.  He kept me up to date on when work would be started.  All in all, it was a great experience working with you."

Sue H.
Plymouth, MN
July 23, 2021

"Eric came out last week and did an awesome job. He was so kind and patient with our lack of knowledge."

Jenny W.
St. Francis, MN
June 30, 2021

"It went well and this work achieved our goal of keeping the second floor close to the same temperature as the first in the summer."

Robert B.
Blaine, MN
June 28, 2021
Complimentary Estimates. We Are Also Offering A No-Charge Heat Map Analysis With Insulation Estimates Through March 31st.
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