Feb 19, 2022

Fast Facts About Custom Decking Solutions & Pergolas

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 651-461-9226.  Here’s must-know information from our in-house deck specialist, Luke Panek, shared on 2.19.22. 

Ledger Boards On New Homes Can Be Upgraded To A Stunning New Deck

Many times, new construction homes are built with just a ledger board instead of a complete new deck.  This gives homeowners the ability to work with a custom deck builder to create a deck that fits their unique needs.

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Deck Contractors Take Care Of Required Permits

A reputable contractor will assist the homeowner with the remodeling permit process for a deck, porch, and three or four season room.  Local governments often need to be supplied with deck or porch design, an understanding of placement, and price.  Read more about why bypassing a permit could have consequences for homeowners.

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Carefully Consider Materials Used For Custom Decks

One of the biggest choices homeowners need to make about their deck is the material that is being used.  Millboard® decking is quickly becoming a popular selection throughout the Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin.  Manufactured in Europe, it is made from a combination of limestone, resin, and fiberglass.  The surface is molded onto an oak plank which gives it the appearance and texture of wood.  Planks are seven inches wide which allows them to cover more square footage than other decking materials in the product class.  The product’s width also gives it strength.

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Pergolas Can Add Architectural Appeal

Pergolas are a popular feature that are incorporated into many deck designs.  That’s because of their beauty and the architectural interest they provide.  However, the sole reason for including a pergola on a deck should not be to shield the occupants from the sun.  This is because the sun is at a lower elevation in the afternoon which means that invasive light can still sneak in underneath the pergola.  Pergolas are most often made from steel or wood because of the strength needed to support them.

Millboard Deck

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Twin Cities Deck Installation Reviews:

"I recently needed my 22 year old wooden deck replaced and contacted Lindus Construction. Dave, the sales rep, was very responsive and answered my questions. He even looked at the other estimates I received and went over them line by line to explain the differences and signed with Lindus. Chad and Logan did the tear down and rebuild of my deck and they were great! Very efficient, cleaned up the area and constructed the deck in a couple of days. I love it! It looks beautiful and is very well constructed. Then a couple of weeks later, Josh from Lindus called to ask to inspect the deck. I couldn't believe it. Lindus has their own inspectors! I've never seen that before. If you need a new deck, I'd highly recommend contacting Lindus Construction. They aren't the cheapest...but they are the best quality!"

Ginnee B.
Prior Lake, MN
July 5, 2022

"We had Lindus do our roof in Plymouth in 2020 and a deck replacement on our home in 2021 to 2022 over winter. Everything was done on time, correctly and for a reasonable price, (not inexpensive but material chosen a large factor in that.) The old adage you get what you pay for applies to construction work and Lindus provided good value."

Mark M.
Plymouth, MN
July 7, 2022

"Great working with Lindus.  Easy to see the work being done and if had any questions they willing to answer an explain."

Diane S.
Prior Lake, MN
June 13, 2022

"Couldn't be happier with our new deck! Fast, clean, great craftsmanship - it'll outlast the house."

Karen J.
Minneapolis, MN
May 23, 2022

"Lindus was great to work with. We couldn’t be happier with our new deck."

Todd M.
Woodbury, MN
May 5, 2022

"I was out of state when the work was done so all I have seen is pictures. I can say this company is great with communication, returning calls, & scheduling. Always very friendly and professional. From what I can see in pictures, they did a great job on the deck!"

Sally M.
Excelsior, MN
April 18, 2022
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