Is Your Home Ready for the Winter?

Now is the time to complete this five-point checklist to ensure that when Mother Nature shows her worst, your home is performing at its best.

Check Your Roof

It’s understandable that many homeowners are uncomfortable climbing up on their roof.  However, standing on the ground with a pair of binoculars aimed at your roof can provide a better idea of its condition.  If you’re noticing missing granules, curling shingles, or buckling, it’s wise to contact a reputable roofing contractor for a quote on asphalt roof replacement.  Estimates are free of charge and allow you to get an expert opinion on the lifespan your roof has left.

Roof with loose shingles

Inspect Your Gutters and Downspouts

Gutters and downspouts that are clogged with debris prevent water and snow from being able to effectively exit the system and be filtered away from your home.  This increases the probability of ice dam formation which can cause expensive roof and interior water damage.

Visit Your Attic

The number of homeowners we’ve worked with that have never seen the inside of their home’s attic is astonishing.  Their primary excuse?  Fear of the unknown.  However, an attic inspection can verify whether insulation has become wet from your roof leaking or melted frost.  A significant amount of bat or animal droppings can not only ruin your home’s insulation but comprise air quality.

Due to the stack effect, many attics act as a giant air filter. During the warmer months the attic’s air is pulled downward into the lower levels of your home. This means that the fumes released from animal droppings can be circulated throughout your home, having a negative impact on the air your family inhales on a 24/7 basis.  Dryer sheets spritzed with peppermint essential oil and placed around the edge of your attic can deter rodents from entering because they do not like the smell.

Here’s How We Fixed a Twin Cities Area Home With Severe Ice Dam Issues:

Audit Your Windows and Doors for Drafts

Are you noticing condensation on your home’s windows when you turn on the heat?  If your window replacement project needs to be completed in phases, a trusted window installer can offer a free inspection of your home and pinpoint which windows are the least energy efficient and which are less urgent.  Windows that will be replaced later can still be improved upon by adding caulking around any noticeable gaps to ward off air leaks.

Home with trimmed trees and shrubs

Trim Back Trees

Not only are trees that are growing too close to your house an eyesore, but the friction they can cause from rubbing against your shingles can cause premature wear and tear.  Another reason to trim back tree branches is that they can provide convenient access for rodents to access your roof, and eventually, your attic.

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

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Home Remodeling and Construction Reviews:

"Lindus Construction did a great job of removing old insulation in our attic and then sprayed foam insulation to seal the air leaks in both our attic and basement. They then installed new insulation to meet current building codes and corrected venting issues. Randall kept me updated me updated at each step of project which I appreciated. The Lindus team was very courteous and did great job of keeping our house clean during this time."

Ken M.
Cottage Grove, MN
November 22, 2023

"Randall Bowman and an attic insulation crew attended to my Somerset, WI condo in Oct. 2023.  They were ahead of schedule, very conscientious about not causing any damage or mess in the house. Very conscientious about not blocking traffic for my condo development neighbors. And, they were very efficient-- finishing earlier than they estimated. I would highly recommend Lindus Construction and the two insulation company they contract with."

Deb M.
Somerset, WI
October 12, 2023

"I thought it went very well!  No issues."

Brian B.
Ramsey, MN
August 24, 2023

"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

"We had Matt Puhl come out and talk to us about some windows. He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.  Jake and Jim were the guys that came out and installed all of our windows and did a marvelous job. They were clean, courteous and took a lot of pride in their final product and it showed, so much in fact that I bought the guys lunch! I knew that Lindus was top quality products, what I didn't know was that it was such great service."

Jeremy J.
Hudson, WI
May 18, 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
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