Mar 05, 2022

Picking The Right Contractor For Your Decking & Insulation

Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus offers advice on choosing quality decking materials and choosing a reputable contractor for your insulation installation project.

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Choosing Quality Composite Decking for Your Twin Cities Home

Millboard® decking is quickly becoming a popular selection for homeowners in the Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin.  Although it is a composite material, it gives the appearance of wood.  The material does not require painting or staining.  In addition, it does not get too hot to the touch in the summer months.  Another perk of Millboard® decking is that it does not get slippery when wet.  Millboard® decking is also a cost-effective material.

Millboard Enhanced Grain decking installed by Lindus

Partner with a Reputable Contractor for Your Home Insulation Project

Prior to hiring a contractor, it’s important to do your homework.  It’s wise to read online reviews and talk to their past and current customers.  If your project is new construction, ask to meet the builder on-site at a current project so that you can observe the process and ask questions.  It’s often a warning sign if a contractor has the ability to start a new construction project much faster than others in the field are able to.

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It’s particularly important to vet an insulation contractor because if they perform the job incorrectly, they can do more harm than good.  It is important that the insulation contractor is doing attic air sealing and ventilation, rather than just adding more insulation.  Without this, condensation, ice dams, and attic mold are likely to form.

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It’s important that your contractor can explain their recommended approach to ventilation for your home.  This is because ventilation techniques can vary.  An intake in between each roof truss allows for maximum ventilation.  Hidden soffit systems work well in this scenario.  An insufficient amount of intake is more likely to create issues than not enough roof vents.  With the proper amount of outdoor air being pulled in, there is not enough force to cause warm air to exit the attic.  The goal in the winter is to try and get the attic the same temperature as it is outside.  This provides the best preventative against ice dams and attic condensation.

Contact us today to get started on your next decking and insulation installation projects.

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 addressed by calling or texting 651-461-9226. 

Lindus Construction Home Improvement Projects:

Our Twin Cities Decking & Insulation Reviews:

"Lindus Construction has lived up to its promises and more. We had the Insulation in our roof replaced. They showed up on time, completed their work in two days, cleaned up so that you would never believe they had been there. Randall, the Supervisor came often to check on the progress and helped as well.   We would highly recommend this company to anyone considering some type of home remodeling. Grading AAA+."

Gary G.
North Branch, MN
June 12, 2024

"We recently wanted to add space to our existing deck so that all of our outdoor cooking equipment could be put on the deck. Lindus provided a very competitive bid and were very knowledgeable of what we could do with this extension. They were chosen for their knowledge and their competitive pricing. Their workers were extremely capable experienced, and did the work very methodically. We are so happy that we chose Lindus for this project."

Tony & Mary B.
White Bear Lake, MN
June 10, 2024

"We did a major re-insulation which included vacuuming out old insulation, spraying a layer of foam, and blowing in additional insulation. A different crew performed each operation. All did an excellent job. We'd use Lindus again for insulation work, though we hope never to need it again."

Bob J.
White Bear Lake, MN
May 25, 2024

"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

"We highly recommend Lindus for home improvement projects -- our new deck is beautiful, built with high quality materials and attention to details. The construction crew was experienced and professional."

Cheryl G.
White Bear Lake, MN
July 5, 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
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