Apr 02, 2013

Your Home’s Moisture Levels-When Wetter Isn’t Better

It’s no secret that moisture in your home can be a leading cause of health ailments such as asthma & upper respiratory conditions.  With this year’s winter dragging on and on and on, it’s a good idea to examine your home for moisture related issues that may have presented themselves over the winter months.  Beyond the health issues that excessive moisture in your home can create, it’s also vital to address issues with moisture before they negatively affect your property. 

There are several places where moisture can present itself, all of which can end up directly affecting your wallet & your health.

Windows & Doors

Leaking often first occurs near the corners.  Telltale signs of impending water damage include paint that is discolored or peeling.  Windows that sweat can also be an indicator that moisture is occurring when it shouldn’t.

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A cracked foundation is the perfect vessel to deliver water into your home.  As soon as cracks are identified and the damage has been evaluated, the cracks should be filled.

Foundation cracks

Clogged Gutters

The purpose of rain gutters is to divert rain water away from your home.  If they are clogged, the water will spill over which can result in a multitude of issues including: damp basements, destroyed landscaping, rotting wood (around windows) and icy sidewalks.  Invest in clog-free gutters such as LeafGuard® and never experience this issue again.
 clogged gutters causing water issues in home

Exhaust Fans & Venting

Exhaust fans are designed to redirect moisture from your home’s interior to the outdoors.  Be sure yours is in good working order or risk excessive moisture which can cause mold to grow, which will negatively affect your family’s health.  Furthermore, if your bathroom exhaust fan is blowing into the attic instead of outside, the humidity could cause frost in your attic in the winter, which could thaw and cause significant damage.


Any shingles that permit water to saturate your roof’s underlayment should be replaced.  Areas where this is more likely to occur are attic vents and chimneys.  Water that is visible through your ceiling may have already coated your attic floors and trusses which is why it’s so important to address any loose shingles as soon as you see them.  Another preventative measure that can be taken is investing in quality flashing.  Flashing is a slender metal bar found in roofing that acts as a water intrusion preventative in spaces where two different surfaces fit together.

shingle roof replacement preventing water leaks

Sprinkler System

he purpose of your sprinkler system is to water your grass, not your foundation.  Make sure that your system’s misting pattern is directed away from your home so that water does not land near your foundation.

For more information about our home improvement services, including roofing, gutters, windows, and more, please contact us today for a complimentary estimate. 

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Twin Cities Home Improvement Reviews:

"We had gutters installed by Lindus. The sales rep was very knowledgeable and the installer’s were good to work with. I wanted the LeafGuard® one-piece gutter because we have so many trees and thought they would work the best. We have only had them about a month, but with the little rain we have gotten, they seem to work well. I would recommend them for gutter installation."

Kathy T.
Spring Lake Park, MN
July 25, 2022

I contacted Lindus due to some frustration with my current gutters and wanting to move a few downspouts. I ended up working with Brandon L, who helped walk me through the entire process and left no detail unchecked. It was such an easy choice compared to other products (quality, price, warrantee, etc). The communication throughout the process was fantastic and I couldn’t be happier with the work. Couldn’t recommend them enough"!

Matt K.
Edina, MN
July 24, 2022

“Probably the best decision I made with my house was getting in touch with Lindus. From start to finish, the whole process was fast and stress-free. Very accommodating to what times would work with me. I had LeafGuard® Brand Gutters installed and the workers did a marvelous job. The team from the beginning made sure everything looked and worked well. I am looking forward to not having to maintain gutters this fall! Would definitely be going to them for other work, as well as recommend them to friends and family.”

Ashley K.
St. Paul, MN
July 16, 2022

"Everything was great."

David B.
Turtle Lake, WI
June 18, 2022

"I would recommend Lindus to anyone who would ask. The gutters sure saved us from the cleaning every year."

Frank K.
Brooklyn Park, MN
May 31, 2022

"Please pass on that Randahl and crew did a wonderful job re-roofing our house yesterday. It looks just wonderful. Everybody worked very hard to complete it in just a day. Awesome."

Warren & Sue T.
Lindstrom, MN
April 12, 2022
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