Jan 12, 2019

Home Window Replacement Done Right

The longevity of your home’s windows relies heavily on the installation techniques used by your contractor, along with window brand and model. Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus, shared on a recent program.

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Fast Facts About SeasonGuard Windows

One of the biggest hesitations homeowners have about getting window estimates is that they’re going to be told that they must replace all of the windows within their home at the same time.  In most scenarios, reputable window companies are willing to work with homeowners to evaluate their home’s current windows and work with them to prioritize which need immediate replacement and which are less urgent.  This mentality is the reason why half of the homeowners that installed our SeasonGuard windows last year were repeat customers.  Happy with the craftsmanship of our window installers and the quality of the product, they opted to have us install additional windows.  Exclusive to Lindus Construction, SeasonGuard vinyl windows are specifically manufactured for the extreme Midwestern climate.  The manufacturer we selected to fabricate these windows was the very best of the 17 we interviewed.  

We found them to have the best air infiltration and condensation ratings.  In addition, their expanded glass area provides panoramic views due to the window’s narrow frame.  Homeowners appreciate the endless variety of wood grain finishes that are available.  In addition to the lifetime workmanship guarantee, they have a lifetime warranty on all moving parts and a glass breakage guarantee.  The manufacturer of SeasonGuard windows is able to offer this because all aspects of the window have undergone stringent testing to ensure that it will last several decades.

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Contractor Grade Windows

When planning your Minneapolis window replacement project, beware of any window companies offering contractor grade windows.  Frustratingly enough, these bargain bin type of windows can fail in less than five years, even if they’re properly installed.  They are manufactured in mass quantities and meet the bare minimum requirements for home windows.  

Oftentimes, they are not multi-chambered to provide adequate insulation.  Shockingly enough, window brands that are household names can actually offer these type of windows in their entry level lines.  Premature window seal failure is frequent in this caliber of windows. When this happens, the gas that was in the airspace of the window panes has been compromised and the insulation properties of the glass has gone down.  A major indicator of window seal failure include discoloration in between the panes.

Window Installation

When it comes to home window replacement, the installation techniques used are as important as the product being used.  Full frame window replacement offers numerous advantages over pocket window replacement.  Full frame window installation ensures that all possible waterproofing to be done.  This approach allows for foam to be installed along all sides of the window and prevents air infiltration.

See the Meticulous Steps Our Windows Installers Take to Ensure Maximum Window Lifespan: 

Many window manufacturers offer trim packages to accompany new house windows.  Seemingly convenient, they do have significant downsides.  For one, the trim packages come with the extension jambs going all the way to the frame of the window with the casing already on it.  This does not allow for the installation of spray foam behind the extension jamb, so the spray foam only goes along the edge of the window, preventing the highest possible R-value from being achieved.  All wood used on Lindus Construction projects is sent to our custom stain shop in order to achieve the perfect match for the home’s preexisting woodwork using high quality, long-lasting wood.  This also ensures we have the correct amount of trim for each project, curtailing the need for repeat visits to finish the same job.

For more information about our replacement window services, contact us today. Our team of window installation 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.

See Work Completed by Our Window Installers:

Home Window Replacement Reviews:

"Our total experience with Lindus was amazing! Very responsive. Provided great egress windows at a reasonable price. Would use them again and recommend them to others."

Randy R.
St. Croix Falls, WI
July 25, 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

"We live in an old house with old windows, including a large round window on the second floor that was leaking. We searched for 18 months for a company that would replace the round window and had no luck. The response was always that replacing it would be too hard and that they wouldn’t be able to guarantee the work. We were so relieved and happy to finally find Lindus. They replaced the round window and three other problem windows, including an old egress window.  We will definitely use Lindus Construction again for our old house needs."

Sharon L.
Minneapolis, MN
March 20, 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

"Perfect.  Great job!"

Russell C.
New Richmond, WI
February 17, 2023
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