Aug 25, 2018

Your Guide to Maintenance-Free Home Improvements

Lindus Construction’s COO Andy Lindus speaks about what home improvements you can make that will help your home be a low-maintenance home.

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Energy-Efficient Windows

Home with large picture windows showing a snow covered field

The extreme temperature fluctuations in the Twin Cities are responsible for the expansion and contraction of several home features including flooring, siding, and windows.

The extreme temperature fluctuations in the Twin Cities are responsible for the expansion and contraction of several home features including flooring, siding, and windows.  The manufacturers that tend to understand and address this are those that are located in the Midwest.

Infinity® from Marvin Windows are manufactured in northern Minnesota, an area that sees some of the biggest temperature swings in the nation and are manufactured to specifically withstand nature’s elements.  Standard with each window is a double pane glass pack.  However, we’ve found that when compared against triple pane windows, we’ve found the inside pane of glass to be warmer on the Infinity® from Marvin Windows.  This is due to energy transfer.

Particularly with oversized triple pane windows, the mid-section of the window panes become closer together, creating an opportunity for cold air to transfer from one pane to another.  Infinity® from Marvin Windows utilizes stainless steel spacers and a wider glass space creating an aesthetically pleasing energy efficient window that is easier to clean and maintain.

See the Steps Our Team Takes to Install Infinity® from Marvin Windows:

Allow More Natural Light

A second way to enhance the amount of natural light your home receives is through the installation of a sun tunnel.  If you’re unfamiliar, a sun tunnel is a dome that’s installed on a home’s roof that reflects light inward.  Sun tunnel installation works particularly well in areas that would not otherwise receive natural light such as bathrooms, hallways, and closets.  This cost-effective home improvement produces dramatic results.

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Reduce Gutter Maintenance With LeafGuard® Brand Gutters

When it comes to the exterior of your home, LeafGuard® Brand Gutters are an affordable option that allow homeowners to forego the dangerous chore of unclogging their gutters.  In addition, they have the aesthetics of crown molding which enhances your home’s curb appeal.

The patented one piece system has earned the Good Housekeeping Seal and if it ever clogs, we’ll come out and clean it for free.  LeafGuard® is custom fabricated for each home that it’s installed on, ensuring an optimum fit every time.

See a LeafGuard® Installation Here:

Low-Maintenance Siding Options

Regardless of the home improvement project they’re requesting, homeowners consistently ask for low-maintenance options.  When it comes to siding, our two top sellers are LP® SmartSide® and SeasonGuard steel siding.  This is largely due to their beauty and ability to stand the test of time better than wood or vinyl options.

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

Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am.  Have your most pressing home improvement questions answered by calling or texting 651.461.9226.

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Our Home Improvement Reviews:

"Lindus Construction installed a metal roof on my cabin and did an outstanding job! My salesperson, Dave Anderson helped me choose the best option for my situation and then stayed in contact throughout the process of installation. I was very impressed by both the installers and Dave’s professionalism!"

Ellen B.
Amery, WI
December 2, 2023

"These are excellent gutters. I have a lot of trees so in the late autumn and early winter I have to make sure that leaves haven't piled up at the downspout.  Walking around the house to be sure the leaves aren't piling up is nothing compared to cleaning entire gutters. I can look inside of them and see empty gutters--beautiful."

Jean H.
Arden Hills, 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

"Lindus built a deck beyond my expectations. Dave and Triston were very professional. The upper-story deck they built is amazing and much better than the deck it replaced. I am grateful for their skill and hard work."

Carolyn M.
Apple Valley, MN
July 2, 2023

"The Town of Hammond, needed to have a commercial door replaced.  Jake as out to talk to me in a couple of days. He was on time, very professional and very easy to work with. I talked to him about what we needed, and he had some suggestions, did some measurements and said he would have a product and quote to me in a couple of days which he did. The project was done in a timely manner and done perfectly, and it made a world of difference in that back corner.  Thank you, Jake."

Linda H.
Hammond, WI
May 9, 2023

"The roofers did an excellent job, so did the gutter people.  I was very impressed with your help to get it all done.  Thank you!"

Nancy N.
Crystal, MN
April 19, 2023
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