Planning Your Home Exterior Renovation

Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus gives expert tips for remodeling the exterior of your Twin Cities home.

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The Importance of Choosing the Right Exterior Remodeling Contractor

While the technology exists to get dimensions of your home’s siding, windows, and roofing, it’s imperative that a reputable contractor complete a visual inspection of your home prior to a contract being signed.

This lessens the chances of unforeseen project expenses due to extenuating circumstances that would have been identified during an in-person estimate.  Each home presents its unique sets of challenges and you’ll have the greatest chance at a successful outcome if you partner with a reputable contractor that shares this ideology.

Quality contractors can also provide clarification on the manufacturing process and warranties that accompany the products you’re having installed, as they can vary widely.  For example, GAF offers a 50-year, non-prorated warranty that covers both labor and materials.  Other manufacturers may make similar claims but reading the fine print can reveal a lesser warranty.

Seek out warranties that favor time of incident and not time of install.  Time of incident warranties take into consideration that pricing of labor and materials has likely increased since install and allow the homeowner to be compensated at present day rates.

Traditional brick home

Finding the Perfect Replacement Window

If you’re considering full frame window replacement, it’s advantageous to have a working understanding of the technical aspects of the windows, including air infiltration ratings, condensation resistance, and solar heat gain coefficient.  Homeowners that opt to have Infinity® from Marvin and SeasonGuard windows installed experience high levels of satisfaction because of their aesthetics and energy efficiency.  Special care is taken during the manufacturing process to ensure that the weather-stripping is long-lasting.

View of a deck from picture window in a kitchen

Enhancing Your Outdoor Space with a New Deck

If new deck construction is in your near future, it’s wise to research the variety of maintenance-free decking and railing options.  Westbury® aluminum railings come in an array of colors and designs.  They are custom manufactured to withstand nature’s elements and do not need to be refinished.  This type of railing can be used regardless if the decking is wood or composite.  Popular low-maintenance decking products include TimberTech® and Zuri®.

Gutters installed on a Twin Cities home by Lindus Construction

Protect Your Home With New Gutters

For homeowners with open gutters looking to convert to leafless gutters, the installation of a topper device can seem like a straightforward solution.  However, these add-on devices rarely match the home’s pre-existing gutters, creating an eyesore.

Even more frustrating is the fact that contraptions can cost as much or, more, than a brand-new gutter system.  LeafGuard® Brand Gutters have a high consumer satisfaction rate because they are guaranteed never to clog.  They are a complete one-piece seamless system.

In the unlikely event they do, the installing contractor will come out and clean the gutters for free.  This warranty even transfers to the next owner of your home.  Even more impressive is that LeafGuard® Brand Gutters have earned the prestigious Good Housekeeping Seal of approval.

Contact us today to get started on your next home exterior remodeling project.

Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 8:30 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am.  Have your most pressing home improvement questions answered by calling or texting 651.461.9226.  

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Our Home Exterior Remodeling Reviews:

"Had my entire house equipped with new gutters. Tyrell, the foreman, was awesome. He contacted me before they started, went over their plan to ensure it matched my expectations and then got after it. He checked in a couple times to maintain our alignment on the project. When he was done made sure my place was clean and even hauled off old gutters. He’s the kind of guy you’d hire if you could. He’s that good!! Very very happy!!"

Andy B.
Hudson, WI
February 1, 2024

"The installation went great! The install took around 3 hours and all of the old gutters were removed and hauled away. The installers did a great job!"

James P.
Brooklyn Park, MN
January 26, 2024

"Lindus installed snow gates on our newly constructed home. I wish I’d know about them earlier, we’ve not had the best luck with roofing companies. Lindus is professional, competitive, performs quality work as committed. We’ve built seven homes, most high end, so we have experienced expectations that were met. Thank you."

Daniel V.
Weyerhaeuser, WI
January 13, 2024

"Super job done by Jake and Drew.  Clean-up was excellent!!"

Gina M.
St. Paul, MN
January 11, 2024

"5 stars! Thank you for a great product and a great team!"

Chris K.
Rochester, MN
January 4, 2024

"Crew was the best! Big thanks to Jake."

Crystal G.
New Richmond, WI
January 2, 2024
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