Expert Twin Cities Home Improvement Advice

Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus offers quick tips for your Twin Cities home’s gutter installation, energy-efficiency, and decking projects.

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Protect Your Twin Cities Roof with LeafGuard® Gutters

While there are a bunch of gutter protection devices within the marketplace, LeafGuard® is highly sought after in the Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin.  The unique shape of the gutter discourages anything except liquid water from entering the trough. In the winter months, this means icicles will hang off of LeafGuard® Gutters instead of the ice onto the roof which can cause ice dams.

new gutters installed on Minnesota home

Increase Energy Efficiency with Blower Doors & Insultex™ House Wrap

If dripping is noticed during times where the normal freeze/thaw cycle is not taking place, it’s possible that heat loss is the culprit.  The best way to determine if heat loss is taking place is to have a reputable professional conduct a free heat map analysis.  Within this process, diagnostic tools such as infrared imaging, blower doors, and humidistats can be used to allow your contractor to tailor the best custom solutions for your home.

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Another way to increase a home’s energy efficiency is to upgrade its underlayment to Insultex™ during your next siding project. Insultex™ has been certified by the Federal Trade Commission to be R-6 even though it is only 2 mm thick.  Some clients have even reported as much as 40% in energy savings after their siding installation with LP® SmartSide® and Insultex™ house wrap.

insultex house wrap installed by Lindus Construction

For homeowners planning a decking project, it’s important to know that there are differences in the substructures between capped polymers, like TimberTech® AZEK and wood decking.  With TimberTech® AZEK, 12-inch spacing is Lindus Construction’s preferred method.  That means that there is bracing every foot on the deck.  It’s worth noting that composite decking experiences more movement than a cedar deck does.  Metal deck frames are also gaining popularity because of their sleek, modern look due to their black coloring.  This configuration looks better than green treated lumber framing which can crack and discolor over time.  Homeowners can also customize the look of their deck by choosing glass or metal.

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

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Reviews from Twin Cities Homeowners:

"This installation was the 3rd one done on my house by Lindus.  My experience with the previous times was all I needed to know to feel confident about using Lindus again. Excellent job!"

Dennis A.
White Bear Lake, MN
April 26, 2024

"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

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

"Very happy with the work and communication with Lindus and Kevin. Would recommend them to family and friends."

Bob B.
White Bear Lake, MN
February 9, 2024

"They did a fantastic job and a quick and neat job."

Doug G.
Anoka, MN
February 7, 2024

"I was very happy with the free insulation estimate I received from the Lindus rep. He took the time to walk me and my father-in-law through a thermal scan of all the leaky spots in my attic - and basement, bonus! - and was honest and forthright about the work they do and the best and most economical options available to us to improve ambient temperature control in these areas."

Rima F.
Lake Elmo, MN
January 9, 2024
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