Jan 25, 2020

Getting Started on an Insulation, Decking, or Window Project

Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus offers advice to help homeowners in the Twin cities get started on their home’s insulation, decking or window replacement project.

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Updating Home Insulation

The optimum level of insulation in an attic in the Twin Cities is R-50 to R-60.  The pitch of your roof can impact how much insulation a contractor is able to install within your attic.  Low pitched roofs can present a challenge due to lack of space.

Working with a reputable insulation contractor that has a working understanding of insulation, ventilation, and attic air sealing will ensure that your home is absent of ice dams and is as energy efficient as possible.   Diagnostic testing with the use of blower doors, borescopes, smoke sticks, and infrared imaging allow quality insulation contractors to understand areas where your home is leaking energy.

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Finding the Right Home Improvement Contractor

Prior to retaining the services of a contractor, it’s important to make sure that they perform quality work and that they are adequately insured.  Reputable contractors are accustomed to sharing their insurance documentation with potential clients.  Adequate insurance protects the homeowner from having to pay for accidental damages to their home or medical expenses of workers, including subcontractors, injured while working on the project.

They should also be properly licensed with the state they are performing work in.  Research their online reviews and talk to their past customers.

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Starting On a New Deck

Winter is a popular time to begin planning a composite decking project.  Homeowners considering new deck construction should take a serious look at TimberTech AZEK.  Not only is the material aesthetically pleasing, but it wins high marks for its durability.  In the winter months, it is less slippery than Zuri® deck boards.  TimberTech AZEK also has less expansion and contraction than Zuri® decking.

Adding More Natural Light in Your Home

For homeowners looking to introduce more natural light into areas of their home that do not already receive it, a sun tunnel or skylight can be an ideal solution.  Skylights come with many custom options including solar powered and shades.

Homeowners opting for sun tunnels should understand that they do not include shades and that the amount of light they can introduce to a space can be abundant, even at night.  They work especially well in hallways and bathrooms that do not contain an exterior wall.

Skylight in a cabin-style home

Another way to introduce more natural light into your home is through custom window installation.  However, installing your own windows can have serious drawbacks.  One of the most frustrating facts about dry rot is that the onset can be difficult to detect. Any missteps can lead to water infiltration which can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars for a reputable professional to fix.

Without pinpointing the cause and addressing it, dry rot can quickly spread.  Working with a quality window installer also allows you to understand which windows in your home need replacement the most and which could be replaced in a later phase of the project.

Contact us today to get started on your next home improvement project.

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"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

"The installation went great! The install took around 3 hours and all of the old gutters were removed and hauled away. The installers did a great job!"

James P.
Brooklyn Park, MN
January 26, 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

"Lindus did a great job with our gutter installation. Once scheduled, they came on time and did quality work. The worksite was cleaned after the work was completed."

Mark S.
Minneapolis, MN
January 13, 2024

"Super job done by Jake and Drew.  Clean-up was excellent!!"

Gina M.
St. Paul, MN
January 11, 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
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