Oct 06, 2018

Don’t Hire an Insulation Contractor Without Reading This!

Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus, answers homeowner’s questions about their home’s insulation.

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Insulation With a Wood Foundation

Although not the most popular foundation material, wood can have several benefits.  First is that wood is more forgiving than concrete when it comes to finishing work.  This makes electrical and insulation installation easier.  In our experience, wood foundations tend to have a less musty smell than conventional foundations.
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Dealing With Drafty Homes

As fall sets in, drafty homes become more noticeable.  If you’ve been thinking about meeting with a contractor to discuss this situation, there are a few items worth knowing.  First and foremost, door knocking contractors that show up at your home unsolicited often perform poor quality work and engage in questionable business tactics.

Beware of a contractor that only suggests adding more insulation without mention of attic air sealing.  In the majority of homes, both are needed in order to prevent ice dams.  Diagnostics such as thermal imaging and blower door testing can help pinpoint where a home is losing energy.

While vaulted ceilings can be an aesthetically appealing architectural feature in story and a half homes, they can create the perfect environment for ice dams to form. Working with a contractor that understands the proper installation of a hot roof is your best opportunity to eradicate this issue for good/

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Contact us today to get started on updating your home’s insulation.

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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Twin Cities Insulation Reviews:

"Lindus Construction did a great job of removing old insulation in our attic and then sprayed foam insulation to seal the air leaks in both our attic and basement. They then installed new insulation to meet current building codes and corrected venting issues. Randall kept me updated me updated at each step of project which I appreciated. The Lindus team was very courteous and did great job of keeping our house clean during this time."

Ken M.
Cottage Grove, MN
November 22, 2023

"Jake was very helpful and responsive in getting through this catastrophic event when a huge chunk of ice crashed through our family room ceiling. He was helpful in discussions with insurance company, especially as when they sent out an evaluator he spent less then 20 minutes on the job, then disappeared."

Gary I.
Stillwater, MN
September 10, 2023

"I thought it went very well!  No issues."

Brian B.
Ramsey, MN
August 24, 2023

"Great job! Kept us informed! Also, was very considerate. Made sure everything was cleaned up at the end of the day and took care to always wear masks around us, since my wife is immune compromised."

Dave G.
Maplewood, MN
June 26, 2023

"Everything was done as it was explained."

Jill D.
St. Paul, MN
June 20, 2023

"Everything went fine.  No problems."

Chip A.
Woodbury, MN
June 20, 2023
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