Jan 29, 2022

Fast Facts About Insulation, Siding & Roofing

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 1.29.22.

With home energy prices quickly on the rise, upgrades to a home’s insulation can pay off.  It’s a sign if the insulation contractor you’re working with is using diagnostic tools, such as smoke sticks and blower doors, to determine where air leakages are happening.  While a home’s attic is a great place to start, it’s also wise to have your contractor inspect your home’s crawlspace to see if the insulation can be improved upon.  It’s wise to carefully vet potential insulation contractors and read their online reviews.  If spray foam insulation is applied in an incorrect amount or unevenly, the optimum energy efficiency cannot be achieved.  That’s because voids can be created that lead to moisture pockets and attic mold.

spray foam insulation

While cedar shake siding can up a home’s curb appeal, it is important to know that it is prone to water damage and rotting.  A maintenance-free siding material that wins high marks with homeowners is LP® SmartSide®.  A big reason for this is the material’s close resemblance to wood.  In addition, it’s manufactured to hold up against consistent exposure to rain and snow, making it maintenance-free.

LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding

One of the biggest factors homeowners should consider when installing a new roof is the warranty.  GAF asphalt shingles installed by Lindus Construction are accompanied with a 50-year warranty that covers both labor and materials.  This warranty transfers to the next owner of a home, should the current owner decide to sell it.  This is even greater than steel roofing which typically has a maximum warranty of 50 years on the paint finish.

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A critical component of each roofing project is the venting system that is used.  When possible, ridge vents should be used over box vents.  That’s because ridge vents are located at the highest part of the roof.  Their primary purpose is to provide an exit point for rising hot air to be released from a home’s attic.  In the winter months, the goal should be to have the attic’s temperature the same as that of the outdoors.  This greatly reduces the probability that ice dams will form on a roof.  It’s important to know that installing a ridge vent on a hip roof can be difficult because the amount of ridge available isn’t enough to get the proper amount of venting.  In this situation, a box vent is often used instead.

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Lindus Construction Reviews:

"You replaced my roofing.  Everything went well."

Dennis F.
Little Canada, MN
January 14, 2022

"Lindus Construction was recommended to me for the replacement of siding & gutters. This company is a class act. The rep meets with you to show you samples & how your home will look completed. Crews are supervised and follow ups by reps is amazing. The home looks fabulous and we receive so many compliments."

Marlene M.
New Prague, MN
November 12, 2021

"Awesome work! They replaced my shingles in one day and did a fantastic job. Cleaned up after their work too. Great customer service. Professional. Accountable. Efficient."

Patrick & Julie P.
Prior Lake, MN
September 16, 2021

"Starting with my roof and gutters last year and then the siding this year, I highly recommend Lindus for their professionalism and quality of product. Probably no other one I would consider going with."

Michael F.
Bloomington, MN
August 2, 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 was great!"

David H.
Maple Grove, MN
July 29, 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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