Feb 19, 2022

Fast Facts About Decks & 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. 

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 reputable deck builder to create a custom deck that fits their unique needs.  A reputable contractor will assist the homeowner with the permit process for a deck or porch.  Local governments often need to be supplied with deck or porch design, an understanding of placement, and price. Millboard Weathered-Oak-Vintage-2

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 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. 

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"Deck replacement with composite materials. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable, on time and communication was good. The deck looks great!"

Marrielle & Fred O.
Shoreview, MN
November 22, 2021

Gutters and deck on our new construction. We love our new deck. The gutters were installed right on time and are performing well. On both jobs the young men were excellent. Very skilled and willing to work with us if we decided to make changes.”

Craig S.
Minnetrista, MN
October 28, 2021

"Very happy with my new steel deck and LeafGuard® Gutters. Installed quickly and professionally. Everything looks great!  I would definitely recommend Lindus Construction."

Joanne S.
Woodbury, MN
October 7, 2021

"Lindus has been my partner for multiple home improvement projects including re-siding with beautiful LP® siding, installing LeafGuard® Gutters, re-roofing and more. Most recently, Tristan and his crew replaced my old wood deck with a beautiful maintenance-free deck. The crew was professional and did beautiful work. I am so pleased. Lindus is my go-to partner for my home's construction needs. Thanks, Lindus, for always living up to my very high expectations!"

Carol B.
Mahtomedi, MN
August 11, 2021

"Very pleased with the railings.  They look great and are just what we needed to assist us with the steps. "

Roland K.
East Bethel, MN
July 1, 2021

You just finished our porch remodel, Lindus, you guys did a great job.

Crist B.
Chisago City, MN
April 10, 2021
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