Jul 10, 2021

Insights On Exterior Home Transformations

Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus offers insight on big home improvement projects. Such as decking components, insulation and roof vents, and siding materials

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Footings for Your Twin Cities Deck

One of the lesser-known components of a deck is the footings.  A popular option many homeowners select is Diamond Pier which performs well on a variety of soil types.  A diamond pier is a diamond shaped cement block that has five pipes protruding from it.  It installed four to five feet into the earth with the use of a jackhammer.  Helical piers are also a popular option because of their stability and the ease of which they can be installed.  They work well in wet soil types.  Another perk of helical piers is that they can easily be installed next to a home’s foundation.

diamond pier foot on Twin Cities deck
This is an example of a Diamond Pier deck footing.

Include Sun Tunnels in Your Roof Replacement

During a roof replacement project, many homeowners opt to have a sun tunnel installed.  A sun tunnel draws in natural light from a home’s roof and filters it into exterior spaces that may not otherwise receive it.  This is due to the system’s dome and interior mirrors working together.  Sun tunnels are so effective that on bright, starry nights it can appear that a room’s lights are on.  Popular placements of sun tunnels include bathrooms, hallways, and closets.


Maximize the Life of Your Shingles & Home Quality with Insulation & Ventilation

A home’s attic should also be evaluated prior to a roofing project to ensure it has the proper levels of insulation and ventilation.  The goal should be for the interior temperature of the attic to be the same as that outdoors.  This maximizes the life of the shingles.  While there are many types of roof vents, ridge vents should be used whenever the architecture allows.  These vents are placed at the highest point of the roof where the most heat exists.

New Roof with Ridge Vent installed by Lindus Construction
Here’s a roof our team installed that utilizes ridge vents.

Choosing Quality Siding for Your Twin Cities Home

Another exterior element that deserves careful consideration prior to replacement is siding.  Popular choices include vinyl and steel.  Between the two, vinyl is the cheaper option.  It’s important that the siding contractor you work with is well-versed in their craft.  If siding is installed too tightly, it can become wavy because the siding does not have the ability to expand and contract.

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

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Twin Cities Area Home Improvement Reviews:

"It went well. Everyone was polite, capable, and effective. Questions were answered, and minor adjustments were made, at my request, quickly. All in all, very good experience working with Lindus."

Daniel T.
St Paul, MN
April 25, 2024

"Great job on both projects!  I had two decks and four windows replaced. The crews were amazing, answered all my questions, and cleaned up after completion." - Joan S.

Joan S.
Woodbury, MN
April 19, 2024

"I am very happy with the roofing and gutter system and it's largely due to your perseverance and communication with me for the project. There are always so many details in this work and I want to convey my appreciation to your management. I know why Lindus is a successful company. It's not just their product but more importantly their people."

Maureen C.
St Paul, MN
April 12, 2024

"My roof & LeafGuard® Gutters look beautiful! Great job! Everyone was very professional. Thank you."

Donna H.
Ellsworth, WI
April 10, 2024

"The quality of work was excellent."

Barb A.
Plymouth, MN
April 1, 2024

"We are extremely satisfied with a project Lindus just completed for us. The professionalism, quality of products, workmanship and courteous staff made working with Lindus so easy. We really appreciated TJ and his crew. The follow up to make sure the project was done to our satisfaction was great. We will pass on Lindus recommendations for sure."

Marilyn A.
Oak Park Heights, MN
March 27, 2024
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