Long-Lasting Home Improvement Solutions

Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus offers must-know details surrounding your home improvement projects. From selecting the best window replacement to knowing the best rule of thumb around attic insulation.

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Important Details Surrounding Window Replacement

Prior to committing to the installation of new windows, it’s wise to confirm whether the window contractor is installing insert windows or performing full frame window replacement.  While insert windows are a cheaper application, full frame window replacement affords the contractor the ability to inspect the rough opening of the windows to verify whether there are spots prone to air and water infiltration.  Insert window installation also creates a scenario where less visible glass is present, restricting the amount of natural light that filters into your home.  Many new house windows are custom manufactured to encourage sound reduction, which is particularly beneficial in densely populated areas.  Sound reduction is assisted by the foam insulation in the frame, the glass pack, and the distance between the panes.

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Quality Front Doors

When selecting a front door, it’s wise to understand the pros and cons of popular materials.  Woodgrain stainable steel doors offer the aesthetics of wood without the maintenance.  However, they can be dented, so it’s imperative to select a quality door.  Fiberglass doors are also a popular option because of their longevity and aesthetics.  However, a drawback is that they can take more effort to close.  Closed cell spray foam insulation is used in both steel and fiberglass doors, giving them similar R-values.

 provia fiberglass door interior installed by Lindus Construction

Algae and moss growth on a roof is not only unsightly, but it can also lessen the lifespan of the shingles. Roofs that have substantial oak tree coverage and are frequently shaded are particularly vulnerable.  A temporary solution is specially designed cleaners offered at many home improvement stores.  Once the roof has been cleaned, it’s wise to install zinc strips at the peak of the roof and along the ridge cap.  Zinc strips are a piece of galvanized steel coated in zinc.  When water hits the zinc, it oxidizes, preventing algae growth. When it comes time to replace the roof,  GAF Timberline Ultra HD® asphalt shingles manufactured with StainGuard Plus™ Time-Release Technology which provide a 25-year warranty against blue-green algae discoloration can be an appealing option.  In addition, the shingles are accompanied with a 50-year, non-prorated warranty that covers both labor and materials.

 Timberline Ultra HD® Shingles with StainGuard Plus™
Timberline Ultra HD® Shingles with StainGuard Plus™

Must Know Insulation Rule

In order to make your roof last as long as possible, proper attic insulation, ventilation, and attic air sealing are needed.  The goal should be to have enough insulation to get to a minimum of R-50.  A good rule of thumb for ventilation is 60/40 push to pull so there is enough intake that hot air is able to exit the attic so that ice dams cannot occur.

spray foam insulation Fridley by Lindus Construction

Twin Cities Outdoor Living Spaces

Here in the Midwest, homeowners appreciate outdoor living and take great pride at creating exterior spaces to relax and entertain in when the weather allows.  When it comes to decks, homeowners overwhelmingly opt for maintenance-free options over wood.  Now more than ever, decks with outdoor kitchens, built-in shade, and multiple levels are being requested.  The execution of a custom deck takes extensive planning and it’s wise to start the process several months before construction is planned.  Several meetings with your contractor are highly probable in order to solidify material, railing, design, and footings.  A new deck can last up to 30 years, so it’s wise to do your due diligence in the planning stages.

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

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"We are extremely pleased with the work on the windows and the installers. The crew was very professional."

Don T.
Plymouth, MN
February 13, 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

"Over the past 18 years and 4 separate major home improvement projects, Lindus Construction has exceeded every one of our family’s expectations on each of these projects. Whenever anyone invests in home improvement, the homeowner’s concerns ultimately center on several critical factors: the ultimate quality of the final product, ease of working with the firm, honest communication and relationships, craftsmanship of the employees, timeliness, service after the sale, and of course, a manageable investment cost. We are proud to say that the Lindus team has been an outstanding partner in improving our house’s function, appearance, and market value."

Jim G.
Chanhassen, MN
February 8, 2024

"Lindus did a great job with our gutter installation. Once scheduled, they came on time and did quality work. The worksite was cleaned after the work was completed."

Mark S.
Minneapolis, MN
January 13, 2024

"Finally made the decision to get a covered gutter system and I have no doubt we came to the right place with Lindus. From the estimator to the office staff to the installation crew, work looks great, product used is high quality and the people working at Lindus and the crew, you are professional and skilled. The LeafGuard® looks great and we are confident we made the right decision on this home improvement."

Anne T.
St. Paul, MN
January 9, 2024

"It was an all day job that was done to perfection. My new exterior door is beautiful and the storm door is top-notch. The job turned out better than I imagined. Wow! The workers were courteous, cleaned up well, and ensured I knew the mechanics of my new doors. Would highly recommend Lindus to anyone."

Debbie L.
St. Paul, MN
January 4, 2024
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