Apr 16, 2022

Deck Installation Services & Storm Damage Repair

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 answered by calling 651-461-9226.  Here’s must-know information from our in-house deck specialist, Luke Panek, shared on 4.16.22. 

What Are My Decking Material Options?

Wood Decking

Homeowners considering a wood deck should take the time to research the varieties available.  Kiln-dried treated pine is an affordable option.  This material uses southern yellow pine that is treated with products to make it last longer than regular wood decks.  After being treated, the wood is kiln-dried in a treated environment.  This leaves the wood with moisture levels that are about 15%.  The kiln drying process creates deck boards that will shrink and crack less than traditional deck boards.  Traditional wood decks typically have a starting moisture content of 60%-70%.  This can lead to warping.

Ipe Deck Wayzata

An alternative to kiln-dried wood is Ipe.  Ipe is a luxury decking material that is made from South American walnut.  The material is very durable and has a long lifespan.  The drawback of this material is that its density makes it difficult to install.

Composite Decking

For homeowners considering composite deck installation, it’s important to know that there are many materials to consider.  Cellular PVC or capped polymer decking is made without sawdust mixed into it.  This creates a more durable product.  TimberTech® AZEK® and Millboard® Decking are both examples of cellular PVC decking.  The main component of Millboard® decking is limestone.  The deck boards look more like wood than almost any other decking material because of its texture.  Each board is embossed on a piece of rift swan oak.  This allows for wood variation and color.

Millboard Bassalt

What Are My Deck Footing Options?

When considering deck installation services, homeowners should ask their contractor which deck footings they recommend and why.  Helical piers are a newer innovation.  They were designed in Florida to be used over swamps. The piers create a tripod in the earth.  The concrete at the top of the footing holds everything together.  As the frost moves down, expansion is created between the pins and forces them to stabilize.

steel deck framing & helical piers

How Can Storm Damage Impact My Home?

The effects of a hailstorm can cause homeowners to question if they require a roof replacement estimate or any other storm damage repairs around the residence.  Many storm damage repairs needed may not always be evident from the street.  A reputable contractor can provide a complimentary inspection to better understand if storm damage restoration is needed.  They should advise whether hail damage is present on siding, roofing, gutters, and window wraps.


Roof Lifespan And Replacement Consideration

In terms of lifespan, an average roof installation will last about 15 years.  The reasons a roof fails before the end of its lifespan is that many roofing contractors do not follow best practices.  Underlayment that only meets building code is not long-lasting.  Flashing is often reused and should not be.  This makes it so important to hire a quality roofer.  It’s a warning sign if your roofing company is not addressing ventilation during the roof installation.  Improper levels of roof ventilation can cause it to fail prematurely.

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View Our Deck Installation Reviews:

"Lindus was great to work with. We couldn’t be happier with our new deck."

Todd M.
Woodbury, MN
May 5, 2022

"I was out of state when the work was done so all I have seen is pictures. I can say this company is great with communication, returning calls, & scheduling. Always very friendly and professional. From what I can see in pictures, they did a great job on the deck!"

Sally M.
Excelsior, MN
April 18, 2022

Gutters and deck on our new construction. We love our new deck. The gutters were installed right on time and are performing well. On both jobs the young men were excellent. Very skilled and willing to work with us if we decided to make changes.”

Craig S.
Minnetrista, MN
October 28, 2021

"Roof done with excellent workmanship, great workers, roof and gutters done on time and in a day. We were out of town the day of roof construction but was done as agreed and the neighbors were impressed with the work and completion in a day. New deck is great with steel support system, and AZEK® decking. Country-wide steel shortage caused unplanned delay but not due to Lindus. When the supplies arrived the project started the next day. Well done."

James L.
Bloomington, MN
October 7, 2021

"Very happy with my new steel deck and LeafGuard® Gutters. Installed quickly and professionally. Everything looks great!  I would definitely recommend Lindus Construction."

Joanne S.
Woodbury, MN
October 7, 2021

"Lindus has been my partner for multiple home improvement projects including re-siding with beautiful LP® siding, installing LeafGuard® Gutters, re-roofing and more. Most recently, Tristan and his crew replaced my old wood deck with a beautiful maintenance-free deck. The crew was professional and did beautiful work. I am so pleased. Lindus is my go-to partner for my home's construction needs. Thanks, Lindus, for always living up to my very high expectations!"

Carol B.
Mahtomedi, MN
August 11, 2021
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