Dec 08, 2018

What Savvy Homeowners Need to Know About Decking & Roofing

Lindus Construction’s deck specialist Luke Panek gives you must-know information on your home’s roofing and decking.

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A Word About Decking

As the premier Twin Cities deck builders, one of the biggest trends in decking we’re noticing is homeowners shifting their attention away from wooden decking and towards composite deck building.  The biggest reason for that shift is the minimal maintenance associated with composite deck designs.  Many times, even if a homeowner is having a wooden deck installed, the railing system is still metal, as wooden railings take a substantial amount of time to stain.  Tempered glass railings are also popular because they provide an unobstructed view.

While it can seem like a cost saving measure to reuse deck footings, they often need to be replaced due to rot or to bring the deck up to code.  Winter is a great time to plan the construction of a deck so that after spring thaw occurs, the deck installation can begin.

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A Word About Roofing

One of the reasons it’s so important to work with a reputable roofing contractor is because once materials such as underlayment and ice water shield have had shingles applied over them, it can be tricky to discern whether or not application was completed correctly.  Even more concerning is the fact that if corners are cut, the result can be premature roof failure which may not be evident until well after the contractor is out of business.

Roofing must also be installed in conjunction with the manufacturer’s specifications in order to be eligible for a warranty claim. When it comes to residential metal roofing, beware of a contractor that suggests installing a new roof over an old one.  This approach adds unnecessary stress on your home and may not even be legal in your municipality.  Another disadvantage of this approach is that the roof deck cannot be inspected for rot if the previous roof is not removed.  Underlayment also cannot be replaced if a roof’s shingles are not removed prior to a new roof being installed.    

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Contact us today to get started on your next decking or roofing project.

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"We have an 80-year-old 2-story colonial. The shaker porch needed some serious help with the railing, floor, and drainage. The result is very nice, providing a good place for morning coffee."

Dale A.
Minneapolis, MN
December 18, 2023

"Four years ago Lindus replaced our roof. By far the best installation we have ever had on the house. They have above and beyond professional workmanship. I walk my roof twice a year and no problems at all. I wish I could say that of the previous work done on the roof.  I wholeheartedly recommend them for whatever needs you have around your house."

Bob A.
Somerset, Wi
December 15, 2023

"We had Lindus bid on our roof replacement and also remove and replace our LeafGuard® Gutters. Communication was great through the entire process, we were provided great information and options. The removal and replacement of the gutters was done right on schedule and completed quickly. Overall just very professional and I would have zero concerns trusting them for any job.

Aaron O.
Shoreview, MN
December 13, 2023

"I used Lindus to right the wrong of no deck on the back of my house. From working with Dave Anderson on the sales side to Cory Maxon and his build team, every piece of the process was handled with professionalism and care. Cleanest jobsite I've ever seen! I had a great experience working with Lindus!"

Chris B.
Forest Lake, MN
December 12, 2023

"The crew was quick and efficient; they did a good job with the clean-up. The roof looks great."

Barb A.
St. Croix Falls, WI
August 24, 2023

"We highly recommend Lindus for home improvement projects -- our new deck is beautiful, built with high quality materials and attention to details. The construction crew was experienced and professional."

Cheryl G.
White Bear Lake, MN
July 5, 2023
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