Achieving an Energy Efficient Home

Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus offers advice on methods and materials to increase your home’s energy efficiency.

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The Right Shingles for Your Energy Efficient Roof

Excessive heat and humidity can create unfavorable conditions for a roofing project.  Installers can be at risk for heat stroke and dehydration.  In high temperatures, shingles scuff easier.  When granules are lost, the lifespan of the roof is shortened.  With that being said, shingles lay easier in warmer temperatures.  For homeowners looking to reduce temperatures in their home’s attic, GAF manufactures Timberline® Cool Series® shingles.  They are highly reflective and have a 50-year, non-prorated warranty that covers both labor and materials.

brick home with GAF Cool Series shingles

Metal Roofing with Year-Round Benefits

When it comes to story and half homes, opting for metal roofing over asphalt shingles,  lessens the probability of ice dam formation.  Even with correct levels of attic air sealing, the knee walls can prove problematic, as it’s difficult to add ample amounts of insulation into such a confined space.  To completely address this quandary, reputable contractors remove the roof and spray three inches of foam insulation over the top of the roof decking prior to putting on a metal roof.  The result is a more comfortable, energy efficient home.  Homeowners that have this type of project done frequently report lower heating and cooling bills.

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Energy Efficiency with Windows

Another home improvement that increases a home’s energy efficiency and lowers your energy bills is full frame window replacement.  This approach provides the installing contractor the opportunity to analyze the window frame for mildew, mold, and dry rot.  Full frame window replacement by a reputable contractor also reduces the likelihood of air and water infiltration.

A final and easy way to improve energy efficiency in your home is by increasing the efficiency of your water heater. Adding an insulation blanket to the water heater can help avoid standby heat loss of 25-45%, according to Mark Soto of Contractor Advisorly. Adding insulation to the hot water pipes can also help reduce the electricity needed by the water heater.

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"We replaced old gutters due to hail damage. The crew was friendly, efficient and cleaned up well when they were done."

Ron D.
New Hope, MN
February 19, 2024

"We are extremely pleased with the work on the windows and the installers. The crew was very professional."

Don T.
Plymouth, MN
February 13, 2024

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

Duane M.
River Falls, WI
February 7, 2024

"Had my entire house equipped with new gutters. Tyrell, the foreman, was awesome. He contacted me before they started, went over their plan to ensure it matched my expectations and then got after it. He checked in a couple times to maintain our alignment on the project. When he was done made sure my place was clean and even hauled off old gutters. He’s the kind of guy you’d hire if you could. He’s that good!! Very very happy!!"

Andy B.
Hudson, WI
February 1, 2024

"Finally made the decision to get a covered gutter system and I have no doubt we came to the right place with Lindus. From the estimator to the office staff to the installation crew, work looks great, product used is high quality and the people working at Lindus and the crew, you are professional and skilled. The LeafGuard® looks great and we are confident we made the right decision on this home improvement."

Anne T.
St. Paul, MN
January 9, 2024

"It was an all day job that was done to perfection. My new exterior door is beautiful and the storm door is top-notch. The job turned out better than I imagined. Wow! The workers were courteous, cleaned up well, and ensured I knew the mechanics of my new doors. Would highly recommend Lindus to anyone."

Debbie L.
St. Paul, MN
January 4, 2024
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