Apr 17, 2021

Tips for Decking, Kitchen Floors, & Window Materials

Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus offers advice on high-quality materials for your deck, kitchen, and window projects.

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Choosing a Sustainable Wooden Deck Material

Homeowners wanting to construct a wooden deck should investigate Ipe decking.  Made from exotic wood, it is substantially harder than conventional wooden decking materials, such as cedar or pine. Homeowners having Ipe decking installed should understand this type of decking material requires a special category of stain.  Those that opt to have Ipe decking are appreciative of the wood’s distinct character and beauty.  In addition, it has a substantial lifespan.

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While much attention is paid to the decking material, homeowners should also carefully consider the types of footings they wish to use. Two popular types are Diamond and helical piers.  The regulations in the municipality you live in and your soil type can be major influencers of this decision.

diamond pier installed on deck by Lindus Construction

The Prime Kitchen Flooring for Your Renovation

During a kitchen renovation, one of the biggest decisions homeowners have to make is which type of flooring they should use. Luxury vinyl plank flooring is a popular option because it is durable and can easily be a DIY project.  However, a common complaint about luxury vinyl plank flooring is that it can feel spongy and slick. An advantage hardwood flooring has over luxury vinyl plank flooring is that it can be refinished.

 kitchen with bamboo floors installed in Twin Cities home

Energy Efficient Casement Windows

One of the most energy efficient window styles is the casement window.  Also known as crank out windows, casement windows can have as many as three points of contact as it locks. They typically come equipped with a bulb seal with weatherstripping all the way around the windows. This severely limits the amount of air infiltration that can take place. In the realm of window energy efficiency, sliding windows tend to rank towards the bottom, but this can vary by the window manufacturer.

Contact us today to get started on your next decking, kitchen, or window project.

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Our Home Renovation Reviews:

"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

"Jake did a great job of understanding my needs for a piano window that needed replacement. His team followed his plan."

Bonnie B.
Minneapolis, MN
April 17, 2024

Over the past few years we have used Lindus to complete several projects on our house including windows, decking, gutters, and insulation.  Lindus provides not only quality products and workmanship but also has been very responsive to follow-up needs. We wholeheartedly recommend Lindus."

Steve & Diane R.
New Hope, MN
March 29, 2024

"The new window that was installed in the lower family room is beautiful.  Everything your team did with respect to the install of both windows and patio door has been exemplary.  I could not be happier with the results.  Your team members were respectful, professional, and fun to visit with.  The city inspector has already come and gone and signed off on both permits.  He found everything to be top-notch."

Carolyn K.
Maplewood, MN
March 28, 2024

"Had to have an old garden window replaced. The crew showed up at the time they said they would be there time. Did an excellent job and thoroughly cleaned up the space both inside and outside. Would highly recommend this company and would use them for future projects when the time comes."

Jan G.
Minneapolis, MN
March 23, 2024

"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
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