Expert Twin Cities Home Improvement Advice

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 651-989-9226.  Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus, shared on 8.28.21.

While there are a bunch of gutter protection devices within the marketplace, LeafGuard® is highly sought after in the Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin.  The unique shape of the gutter discourages anything except liquid water from entering the trough. In the winter months, this means icicles will hang off of LeafGuard® Gutters instead of the ice onto the roof which can cause ice dams.

If dripping is noticed during times where the normal freeze/thaw cycle is not taking place, it’s possible that heat loss is the culprit.  The best way to determine if heat loss is taking place is to have a reputable professional conduct a free heat map analysis.  Within this process, diagnostic tools such as infrared imaging, blower doors, and humidistats can be used to allow your contractor to tailor the best custom solutions for your home.

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Another way to increase a home’s energy efficiency is to upgrade its underlayment to Insultex™ during your next siding project. Insultex™ has been certified by the Federal Trade Commission to be R-6 even though it is only 2 mm thick.  Some clients have even reported as much as 40% in energy savings after their siding installation with LP® SmartSide® and Insultex™ house wrap.


For homeowners planning a decking project, it’s important to know that there are differences in the substructures between capped polymers, like TimberTech® AZEK and wood decking.  With TimberTech® AZEK, 12 inch spacing is Lindus Construction’s preferred method.  That means that there is bracing every foot on the deck.  It’s worth noting that composite decking experiences more movement than a cedar deck does.  Metal deck frames are also gaining popularity because of their sleek, modern look due to their black coloring.  This configuration looks better than green treated lumber framing which can crack and discolor over time.  Homeowners can also customize the look of their deck by choosing glass or metal.

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Lindus Construction Reviews from Twin Cities Homeowners:

"I have LeafGuard® and just got whole house done with Infinity® from Marvin Windows, all from Lindus and am very happy with product, install and service."

Jim J.
Stillwater, MN
August 19, 2021

"I had been reviewing the different systems for gutters and decided LeafGuard® Brand Gutters was the best. Had read reviews from other people and also knew a person who has had them for 10 years with no problems. They got the job done two weeks before they said they would. The workers were very good, only took them about five hours." 

Norman W.
Minneapolis, MN
August 19, 2021

"Lindus has been my partner for multiple home improvement projects including re-siding with beautiful LP® siding, installing LeafGuard® Gutters, re-roofing and more. Most recently, Tristan and his crew replaced my old wood deck with a beautiful maintenance-free deck. The crew was professional and did beautiful work. I am so pleased. Lindus is my go-to partner for my home's construction needs. Thanks, Lindus, for always living up to my very high expectations!"

Carol B.
Mahtomedi, MN
August 11, 2021

"We’re return customers, this time for new roof and gutters. Great experience as usual, with considerate workers, thorough clean-up, and beautiful final results. Lindus uses excellent quality materials and great warranty. Recommend highly!"

Sue S.
St. Paul, MN
August 5, 2021

"It was great!"

David H.
Maple Grove, MN
July 29, 2021
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