Fast Facts About Roofing & Insulation Projects

Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus offers advice on choosing the best quality roofing materials for your Twin Cities home, being prepared for potential hail damage, and preventing ice dams with new attic insulation.

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Choosing Your Roofing Material

When picking shingles for your roof, it’s important to understand that manufacturers offer multiple grades of shingles.  Before making a commitment, read the fine print that accompanies the shingle so that you understand the warranty that accompanies them.  As a rule, designer line shingles tend to have the best warranty, most curb appeal, and are the thickest.  Thicker shingles also tend to hold up better against hail and may even be eligible for insurance discounts.  It’s important to note that if gutters are a part of your roofing project, they should be installed after the shingles.  This ensures that the gutters are not damaged during the shingle tear-off process.

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Steel is another popular roofing material.  It can be installed on a variety of architectural styles.  It’s worth noting that some homeowners’ associations may restrict the installation of metal roofing.  Prior to having one installed, it’s wise to review the rules specific to your HOA.

Metal roofing installed on cabin in Twin Cities

Be Prepared for Storm Damage with the Right Insurance

In the event that your roof is damaged by a storm, it’s wise to have purchased insurance from a local independent agent that you have a working relationship with.  These professionals often offer the best customer service and most competitive rates.  Having a reputable contractor that can meet with you and your adjuster to verify that damage has taken place and to what extent can make the claims process much easier.  If a contractor and an adjuster disagree as to whether hail damage has taken place, a second adjuster can be called in.

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For homeowners experiencing ice dams on their roof, the installation of heat tape can seem like a good move.  However, they can puncture the roof, leading to leaks.  A better option for stopping the creation of ice dams is upgrading your home’s insulation and ventilation.  A reputable contractor can use diagnostic tools such as blower doors, borescopes, and infrared imaging to determine the best way to create a comfortable and energy efficient home.

Contact us today to get started on your next roofing and 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 addressed by calling or texting 651-989-9226. 

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"It went well. Everyone was polite, capable, and effective. Questions were answered, and minor adjustments were made, at my request, quickly. All in all, very good experience working with Lindus."

Daniel T.
St Paul, MN
April 25, 2024

"I am very happy with the roofing and gutter system and it's largely due to your perseverance and communication with me for the project. There are always so many details in this work and I want to convey my appreciation to your management. I know why Lindus is a successful company. It's not just their product but more importantly their people."

Maureen C.
St Paul, MN
April 12, 2024

"Lindus Construction replaced our shingles on Monday. They did a fantastic job. They arrived at 7am and finished by 3pm. They did an amazing job and I would recommend them to anyone.  Just like anything in life. you get what you pay for and we are 100% satisfied."

Pat S.
Plymouth, MN
April 5, 2024

Over the past few years we have used Lindus to complete several projects on our house including windows, decking, gutters, and insulation.  Lindus provides not only quality products and workmanship but also has been very responsive to follow-up needs. We wholeheartedly recommend Lindus."

Steve & Diane R.
New Hope, MN
March 29, 2024

"We got a quote from Doug for some soffit & fascia. Gabe came out with his crew and did an excellent job. I'd like to pay my compliments to how his crew worked and to Doug for the estimate. It was really beneficial for the insulation of our house."

Bud J.
Edina, MN
January 19, 2024

"I was very happy with the free insulation estimate I received from the Lindus rep. He took the time to walk me and my father-in-law through a thermal scan of all the leaky spots in my attic - and basement, bonus! - and was honest and forthright about the work they do and the best and most economical options available to us to improve ambient temperature control in these areas."

Rima F.
Lake Elmo, MN
January 9, 2024
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