May 08, 2021

Upping Your Home’s Curb Appeal & Energy Efficiency

Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus offers advice on high-quality materials for your deck, kitchen, and window projects.

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Steel Framing Makes Your Twin Cities Home Stand Out

In the realm of decking, a trend that’s gaining traction is the use of steel framing.  Contactors and homeowners alike can appreciate the strength of the material and its potential to outlast the composite decking.  By its very nature, wood decking can have flaws and curves.  However, steel framing by Fortress® Building Products does not have these issues.

When it comes to deck footings, homeowners have an array of choices to select from.  Common choices include Diamond Pier, hand dug, and helical piers.  From an ease of installation and stability standpoint, most contractors prefer to use helical piers when possible.

Create Your Dream Home with Unique Siding Materials

Siding is another area of a home that plays into its aesthetic appeal.  Many homeowners tend to use an array of colors and profiles to achieve a custom look.  Made in Two Harbors, MN, LP® SmartSide® is a popular maintenance-free option that is not susceptible to woodpecker damage.  Homeowners also experience peace of mind when they have seamless steel siding installed because it is low maintenance.  In order to help homeowners visualize what various types of siding could look like on their home, many contractors offer 3D renderings.

LeafGuard gutters & steel siding installed by Lindus Construction

Create Dramatic Aesthetics & Energy Efficiency with Metal Roofing

The roofing material you select has a dramatic effect on how onlookers view your home.  Standing seam metal roofing works well on homes where ice dams are a concern.  However, many homeowners prefer asphalt shingles from GAF.  That’s because shingle lines, such as Glenwood® are accompanied with a 50-year, non-prorated warranty that covers both labor and materials.

Enhance Energy Efficiency with Professionally Installed Insulation

While not a part of a home’s curb appeal, insulation is a critical component of a house’s energy efficiency.  A visual inspection of the attic can often reveal the condition and level of insulation it has.  Discoloration in the roof can be a signal that insulation is lacking.  A foam chute coming out of the soffit area shows that it is ventilating properly.  If multiple types of insulation are present and they appear to have been installed at different times, it’s possible that insulation has been a persistent problem in the home.  Many times when this happens, the attic air sealing has not been done correctly.

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Natural Light & Naturally Warm Sun Tunnels for Your Twin Cities Home

Another home improvement that saves on utility bills is the installation of a sun tunnel.  A sun tunnel is one of the most efficient ways to bring natural light into your house.  Made up of a tunnel and dome, a sun tunnel collects the sunlight on your roof and reflects it down to a diffuser that emits the light.  They work especially well for interior spaces in a home that would not otherwise receive natural light.  Popular spots include closets and bathrooms.

Contact us today to get started on your next decking, siding, or roofing installation project.

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. 

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"Great job on both projects!  I had two decks and four windows replaced. The crews were amazing, answered all my questions, and cleaned up after completion." - Joan S.

Joan S.
Woodbury, MN
April 19, 2024

"Everything went fine and was done in a timely manner." 

Art F.
Hudson, WI
April 4, 2024

"The quality of work was excellent."

Barb A.
Plymouth, MN
April 1, 2024

"We are extremely satisfied with a project Lindus just completed for us. The professionalism, quality of products, workmanship and courteous staff made working with Lindus so easy. We really appreciated TJ and his crew. The follow up to make sure the project was done to our satisfaction was great. We will pass on Lindus recommendations for sure."

Marilyn A.
Oak Park Heights, MN
March 27, 2024

"Great job with the insulation project. Thanks to all involved from start to finish."

Duane M.
River Falls, WI
February 7, 2024

"Lindus installed snow gates on our newly constructed home. I wish I’d know about them earlier, we’ve not had the best luck with roofing companies. Lindus is professional, competitive, performs quality work as committed. We’ve built seven homes, most high end, so we have experienced expectations that were met. Thank you."

Daniel V.
Weyerhaeuser, WI
January 13, 2024
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