Which Home Renovations Can Happen In The Winter?

Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am.  Have your most pressing home improvement quandaries addressed by calling or texting 651-461-9226.  Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus shared on 11.12.22.  

When Is It Too Cold For Outdoor Home Improvement Projects?

Many Twin Cities & Western WI homeowners ask what temperatures prevent exterior projects.  There are many factors that play into the answer.  Here’s what you need to know!

Winter Roof Replacement

The installation of ordinary shingles should take place at temperatures above 40 degrees. Roofers using GAF Glenwood® and Timberline® AS II Shingles have more flexibility. This type of roof replacement can happen in temperatures as low as 15 degrees.  That’s because the roof installation uses shingles that are thicker than builder grade.

Placing tents over the pallets the roof shingles sit on can also keep them at the ideal temperature. Hand sealing ensures the GAF roofing system lays flat in cold temperatures.  Many roofing companies revisit winter jobsites in the spring to clean-up the jobsite.  This often involves picking up nails and shingles that became hidden in snowbanks.

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Winter House Siding Projects

Vinyl siding installation at too cold of temperature leads to buckling and cracking.

The installation of LP® SmartSide® can happen at subzero temperatures.  This siding doesn’t have issues with boards pulling apart during cold temperatures. At times, siding contractors must come back in warmer temperatures to finish caulking.

Bonus Read: The Freeze/Thaw Cycle & Its Impact on Siding

LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding

Winter Gutter Installations

Even in the Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin, gutter replacement can happen year-round.  In some instances, ice dam removal must occur before the gutter installation.  It’s important to know that house gutters will not make ice dams better or worse.

Bonus Read: The Root Cause Of How Ice Dams Form

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Request Your Winter Home Improvement Estimate

For over 40 years, we’ve helped 100,000 happy customers with winter exterior projects.  We are proud to serve the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro and Western Wisconsin.

As your winter home improvement experts, you can rely on us for top-tier customer service. We provide a lifetime workmanship guarantee on our roofing, siding, and gutter installations. Contact us today to receive your complimentary quote.

Bonus Read: Why Hiring A Contractor In The Winter Can Save You Money

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LIndus Construction Reviews:

"I am happy with Lindus Construction did a great job on my shingles."

Martina H.
Baldwin, WI
August 28, 2023

"The teams that installed our siding and replacement gutters did a great job and were hard workers. They completed the job in a timely manner, were respectful to our property, cleaned up well and thoroughly completed all of the requested tasks. Ben West helped solve several unique issues that came up during our siding installation and is an all-around great guy. Our sales guy, Jake Calleja, was always responsive and on top of everything. And, gave great design advice as well! Very happy with the results of this project." 

Nancy M.
Burnsville, MN
August 27, 2023

"Hail damage required us to replace the metal roof on our house and detached storage building. Ryan, as foreman, was excellent. There is little doubt in my mind that Lindus' highest priority is to have the job done right and their customer to be fully satisfied, and we are. As a result, I would be happy to recommend to others!"

Court S.
Afton, MN
August 7, 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

"My experience with Lindus was a 5 star experience!  Right from the beginning ALL those talked to were knowledgeable, courteous and took the time to answer all questions.  I have recommended your company to several of my neighbors, of which a couple have already had worked performed and others I believe will be contacting you soon.  I thank you for your commitment to quality and customer satisfaction!"

Jim J.
Hayward, WI
July 24, 2023

"It went well!  The guys that did the work did a super job.  Two thumbs up!!"

Brian T.
Mendota Heights, MN
June 20, 2023
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