Apr 10, 2021

Fast Facts About Siding, Window, and Decking Projects

Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus offers advice on approaching aged steel or stucco siding, choosing a quality window replacement, and choosing the preferred decking material.

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Maintaining Your Steel Siding

One of the features of steel siding is when it advances in age, the finish on the siding can oxidize. Homeowners not wanting to replace the siding do have the option to repaint it.  However, the loose paint chips must be removed, and sanding must be done.  However, as long as high quality paint and primer are used, the siding can receive a facelift.

LeafGuard gutters & steel siding installed by Lindus Construction

Stucco Siding in the Twin Cities

Another popular siding material is stucco. One of the drawbacks of stucco is that once it starts cracking and pieces begin falling off, repairs aren’t advised because they are only temporary fixes.  At times, cracked stucco siding can be a signal that there is moisture infiltration behind the stucco.  The longer homeowners wait to address these issues, the more expensive they tend to be in the future.  It’s important to know that homeowners have the ability to change from stucco to another material.  To do this, the stucco must be fully removed until the bare wood is visible so that it can be inspected for rot.

stucco siding and LeafGuard Gutters in Twin Cities

Full Frame Window Replacements for Sustainable Results

When it comes to home window replacement, it can be tempting to install insert windows because their overall cost is cheaper than full frame window replacement.  However, insert windows are much less energy efficient.  For rooms that don’t receive natural light, the installation of a sun tunnel can be a beneficial addition.  Before having one installed in the Twin Cities metro or Western Wisconsin, it’s wise to verify with your contractor that they will be using insulation as part of your project.  That’s because if there’s any heat loss in your home and it comes into contact with the sun tunnel’s metal tube, condensation can occur.

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Composite vs Wood Decking

Wood decks offer unmatched beauty. However, routine maintenance is needed in order to keep it looking its best.  Many homeowners opt to switch wood deck railings to metal or glass railings since of how labor-intensive it is to refinish a wood railing.  After a wooden deck has reached the end of its lifespan, many homeowners opt to switch to composite decking because of its longevity, beauty, and durability.  A frequently asked question about deck replacement is whether or not the preexisting joists can be used for the new deck in order to save money.  This is not recommended because composite deck joists have shorter spacing.

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

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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

"The windows and workmanship were very good."

Troy O.
Webster, WI
April 10, 2024

Over the past few years we have used Lindus to complete several projects on our house including windows, decking, gutters, and insulation.  Lindus provides not only quality products and workmanship but also has been very responsive to follow-up needs. We wholeheartedly recommend Lindus."

Steve & Diane R.
New Hope, MN
March 29, 2024

"Our garage siding, window, and roofing project was done in a very timely manner. Lindus continued to contact us daily to see if we had any problems or questions. Each team they sent out was wonderful. Felipe and TJ were great supervisors. They cleaned up all the debris on the ground and left everything in perfect condition. They earned a five star plus from us."

Kathy O.
Ramsey, MN
March 23, 2024

"Very efficient, kept the area neat. Completed the work in the time estimated. Work looks good. I would hire them again."

Margaret G.
MInneapolis, MN
February 22, 2024

"I used Lindus to right the wrong of no deck on the back of my house. From working with Dave Anderson on the sales side to Cory Maxon and his build team, every piece of the process was handled with professionalism and care. Cleanest jobsite I've ever seen! I had a great experience working with Lindus!"

Chris B.
Forest Lake, MN
December 12, 2023
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