Jan 06, 2018

Fast Facts About Window Replacement

Discover the essential facts about window replacement in this blog post, and learn about costs, benefits, and key considerations. Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus, shared on a recent program.

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When it comes to home maintenance, one of the most important tasks never to neglect is getting an annual HVAC inspection.  This inspection should be done in tandem with an analysis of your carbon monoxide’s detectors.  For maximum protection, it’s important to have one on every floor of your home and in close proximity to a bedroom.  

Andy opened the show by telling the story of his uncle that was experiencing furnace issues.  He’d been advised that hitting a bypass button could override the issue that was preventing the furnace from functioning as it should.  The fix was far from permanent and it was a short time later when his home’s carbon monoxide detectors started sounding.  Without this safety measure in place, the situation could have been fatal.

Window Condensation

The first question came from a listener wanting advice on how to address window condensation.  Andy advised him that most frequently this issue ties back to a home humidity issue.  However, malfunctioning windows shouldn’t be ruled out as the issue.

Lindus Construction team installing new window

Wood Rot Windows

Lynn from Inver Grove Heights called in because she had a picture window that’s molding and rotting on one of the corners.  She wanted to know if it made more sense to repair or replace the 15-year-old window that was original to the house.  A sore spot was that the window had been experiencing this issue for the past five years.  Andy advised her that the window she was describing was a textbook example of the builder grade products that were meant to last no more than two decades.

Full Frame vs. Insert Windows

Jerry in St. Paul is the owner of a historic home.  Some of the home’s windows were still original and wanted to understand the difference between full frame and insert window installations.  Andy explained that a full frame replacement meant the replacement of the entire frame.  This means that a home’s siding or brick mold must be removed during the process. This thorough approach allows an installer to address air and water infiltration issues because they have the ability to fully evaluate the window frame.  Although the approach to installing insert windows is less obtrusive, the process can still allow air to leak through the window.

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Home Performance Tests

Another text message came in from a homeowner wanting to learn more about what a home performance test entails.  Andy informed them that while there’s a cost associated with the test, the information provided is priceless.  That’s because a blower door test allows a contractor to fully evaluate areas in a home that may be experiencing air infiltration.  Infrared imaging also provides full details on a home’s stack effect.

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For more information about our replacement window services, contact us today. Our team of window professionals is ready to serve you.\

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 or texting 651-461-9226.  

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Our Window Replacement Reviews:

"We hired Lindus to replace block windows at ground level. The workers were meticulous in doing the job right.  Very professionally done. We were very impressed with the customer service."

Elise B.
Prescott, WI
June 24, 2023

"It was great. Lindus does quality work and completed the work on time.  Lindus is a very reputable company and we were very pleased with the results."

Eric I.
Cumberland, WI
June 20, 2023

"This is my second time contracting Lindus to put new windows in my house. Both times…very satisfied with the quality of work they have done. More importantly the professionalism throughout the entire process was top notch. Special recognition for Jared and Tanner who completed the last install. They were timely, tidy, and my windows looks amazing. They answered every question I had and will be recommending them for my next project."

John H.
Hudson, WI
May 14, 2023

"Professional and courteous installment."

Daniel B.
Fridley, MN
March 20, 2023

"Very professional, super quality work, everyone was very pleasant, would highly recommend, will continue to use Lindus for all future projects."

Chuck V.
Chaska, MN
February 18, 2023

"Josh was here today and said the installers did a great job.  Looking forward to seeing you for the door estimate."

John R.
Bloomington, MN
February 2, 2023
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