A Straightforward Guide to Popular Home Improvements

Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus offers advice on the benefits of consulting a reputable contractor for roof replacement, decking installation, and window replacement.

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Inspection and Replacement for Your Twin Cities Roof

Hail damage to a roof is not always obvious.  This is especially true when moisture is present on a roof, as it can camouflage damage.  A good rule of thumb is if your property experienced hail that was an inch and half in diameter or larger, it is likely an insurance claim is needed.  A reputable contractor will perform free roof inspections.  They will even inspect your attic to see if there is evidence of moisture on your roof deck.  Signs a roof may need replacement include missing granules, damaged flashing, and loose shingles.  Reading online reviews about a contractor is a good way to see what their past customers have to say about them.  During your estimate, it’s wise to ask your contractor if you can speak with their past customers to learn more about their experience.

GAF Glenwood Roof installed on Twin Cities home

Many roofing contractors also offer insulation services.  A quality roofing contractor should be able to put together a custom plan for your home and explain their reasoning.  Diagnostic tools, such as infrared imaging, blower doors, smoke sticks, and borescopes can be used to understand a home’s energy deficiencies.

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During the pandemic, many homeowners reevaluated the condition of their homes and opted to add porches.  While initially, a three-season room can be cheaper to build than a four-season room, many homeowners regret not initially installing a 4-season room.  That’s because the cost to upgrade a three-season porch so that it can be used year-round is often more than if a four-season porch had been built to start with. 

The same can be said for decking.  While composite decking can be more expensive than wood, it requires less maintenance.  In addition, a composite deck lasts longer than a wood deck, leading to less buyer’s remorse.  Many homeowners opt for metal deck railing systems over glass and cable.  Metal railings systems are easy to maintain and are easy for trained craftsmen to install.  When it comes to deck construction, it’s important to work with a contractor that understands building codes.  Regulations on soil types and setbacks can vary by municipality.

zuri decking installed by Lindus Construction

Professional Window Replacement with Lindus Construction

Two home improvement projects that make sense to do at the same time are windows and siding because of the cost savings associated with labor.  This is especially true when full frame window replacement is taking place.  This technique allows a contractor to address air and water infiltration.  The same cannot be said for insert window replacement which only allows for the sashes to be removed.  Quality windows for the Midwestern climate should have a coating on them to prevent substantial condensation from forming.  With the current real estate market, most exterior home improvement projects have a breakeven point of three to five years in terms of return on investment.

Contact us today to get started on your next roofing, decking, and window installation projects.

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 addressed by calling or texting 651-461-9226. 

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Lindus Construction Twin Cities Home Improvement Reviews:

"It went well. Everyone was polite, capable, and effective. Questions were answered, and minor adjustments were made, at my request, quickly. All in all, very good experience working with Lindus."

Daniel T.
St Paul, MN
April 25, 2024

"Jake did a great job of understanding my needs for a piano window that needed replacement. His team followed his plan."

Bonnie B.
Minneapolis, MN
April 17, 2024

"I am very happy with the roofing and gutter system and it's largely due to your perseverance and communication with me for the project. There are always so many details in this work and I want to convey my appreciation to your management. I know why Lindus is a successful company. It's not just their product but more importantly their people."

Maureen C.
St Paul, MN
April 12, 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

"Lindus just finished up a full exterior remodel for my home. It was a great experience overall from start to finish and I appreciated the quality of workmanship of each of the teams. The materials and quality of work of the Lindus teams are what set them apart from other contractors in the Twin Cities. I would highly recommend Lindus for any of your home remodel or addition needs."

Brock T.
Richfield, MN
March 24, 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
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