Nov 13, 2021

Exploring Porch & Insulation 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 answered by calling 651-461-9226.  Here’s must-know information from our in-house deck specialist, Luke Panek, shared on 11.13.21. 

The pandemic has led to many instances where homeowners are working remotely long-term. This has led to a surge in requests for three- and four-season porches.  Three season porches allow for expanded natural light and fresh air.  Three-season rooms require an exterior grade door. Homeowners can heat and cool the space as they wish. Four-season rooms must be conditioned, just like the rest of a home.  This means it must meet all the insulation codes for the wall, attic, and floor.  A typical way to heat and cool a four-season porch is with an air source heat pump.  An air source heat pump has freon in it and heats and cools a room using ambient exterior air. Extending a home’s HVAC system into a four-season room is often problematic because the system frequently struggles to regulate the temperature of the home’s thermostat is often located so far away from the four-season room.

three season porch

When it comes to insulating an attic, a contractor should be able to fully explain why they recommend using the materials they do.  In modern attics with a rectangular shape and typical roof pitch, spray foam insulation is often used for attic air sealing.  From there, loose fill cellulose insulation can be blown in.  Walls often have a combination of spray foam insulation and fiberglass.

Watch An Attic Insulation Project By Lindus Construction:

House walls are best insulated from the outside.  This is because the insulation can be continuous and without interruptions by wood framing.  This is best done during the siding installation process.  An insulated house wrap, such as Insultex™ House Wrap®, should be used.

LP SmartSide

A reliable house siding to accompany Insultex™ House Wrap® is LP® SmartSide® pre-finished in Diamond Kote®.  It wins favor with homeowners and contractors because of its beauty and its 35-year finish warranty.

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Twin Cities Home Insulation Reviews:

"Recently had Lindus insulate my attic.  From professional sales, to office support, to professional installers and supervision, all education, planning, and installment were accomplished in a timely, clean, and thorough manner. Details like cleanup and ensuring that the access panel were sealed properly are very appreciated. I will definitely recommend Lindus and their professional products and service to anyone."

Donny G.
South St. Paul, MN
November 1, 2021

"Yesterday I had the pleasure of getting an estimate from Brandon. Lindus should be very proud to have him as a representative of their company. Brandon was knowledgeable, helpful.....and just a really nice guy!  I've had Lindus install LeafGuard® Gutters, GAF roofing and spray foam insulation in my attic. Always the workmen were professional and the jobs were done to the highest standards.  I highly recommend Lindus to all my friends as I can personally attest to the quality work that I receive."

Susan N.
Minneapolis, MN
September 12, 2021

"You can see a pattern here. When I first used Lindus, it was apparent that they were a quality company that I could depend on to do any job I needed doing, done right. That is why they are always busy and they are and always will be, my contractor of choice."

William R.
Apple Valley, MN
August 21, 2017

"In September 2019 had our Plymouth home re roofed with GAF Glenwoods. Major project with new deck boards, removal of insulation and spray foam. Plus new LeafGuard® Gutters.  Not cheap but done quickly and more importantly correctly.  Carl, supervisor was great. Now we have great warranty (lifetime) insurance discount, and an impressive looking roof."

Mark M.
Plymouth, MN
August 5, 2021

"Thank you for the quick response to me on my first contact.  I had a good salesman with a good response to all my questions.  He kept me up to date on when work would be started.  All in all, it was a great experience working with you."

Sue H.
Plymouth, MN
July 23, 2021

"It went well and this work achieved our goal of keeping the second floor close to the same temperature as the first in the summer."

Robert B.
Blaine, MN
June 28, 2021
75% Off installation labor on LeafGuard® Brand Gutters and GAF Asphalt We are also offering a complimentary heat map analysis with insulation estimates through May 2022.
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