Feb 13, 2021

Window & Insulation Strategies for a More Energy Efficient Home

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 2.13.21.

The drastic temperature shifts the Twin Cities area can experience can cause homes to make alarming noises. As the heat rises in a home and escapes, it will force air to move in numerous places. When cold air encounters warm objects, expansion and contraction happens.  Drafts can be felt coming down a home’s walls, often from a leaky ceiling or rim.  When this happens, the air that is escaping a home had to be up somewhere, often from the area of least resistance, namely a home’s attic.  This occurs when a home has a lack of attic air sealing.  Ramifications of subpar attic air sealing are loud noises, mold growth, and drafty windows.

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When it comes to the energy efficiency of windows, the larger they are, the more failure points they can have.  This makes it imperative to opt for quality windows over builder grade especially in styles like sliding windows which are prone to air infiltration.  For homeowners looking for windows that offer the ultimate peace of mind, the installation of Infinity® from Marvin windows are a wise choice.  Ordinary windows which are comprised of wood or vinyl frames, glass, and a metal spacer system.  All these components expand and contract at different rates.  However, Infinity® from Marvin windows are comprised of Ultrex® fiberglass and expand and contract at nearly the same rate, making window seal failure much less likely.  Infinity® from Marvin windows also have a coating on their glass that allows it to absorb more of the sun’s energy, giving solar heat gain in the winter, which is important in the climates of Wisconsin and Minnesota.  In the summer months, the sun is higher up in the horizon, it will help reflect the sun’s energy, keeping the home cooler.

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Prior to having new house windows installed, it’s important to clarify whether the project will use insert windows or full frame window installation.  Without full frame window replacement, air and water infiltration cannot be addressed.  Insert windows are installed without replacing trim or extension jambs.

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“Your technician, Chris, arrived on time, was very pleasant, knowledgeable, and provided me his expert opinion on a noise issue I am dealing with.  Most importantly, his honest recommendation was very much appreciated.  I was very much impressed by the ethics Chris displayed.  I will also highly recommend your company to others. “

Mary B.
St Paul, MN
February 8, 2021

"They insulated my attic. They were on time and professional.  They also had done new gutters for us a few years back."

Henry W.
Chanhassen, MN
January 24, 2021

"We would like to acknowledge the exceptional customer service we have received from your liaison, Joel Sunde. Joel has gone above and beyond all expectations to assist us in resolving our repeated issues with ice dams and roofing. He always responds promptly to our questions and concerns by phone, text, email, or an in-person visit, if needed. Joel is an excellent example of what a true customer liaison should be, You are fortunate to have him on the Lindus team."-Joe & Marcia B.

Joe & Marcia B.
St. Paul, MN
January 13, 2021

"We are part of an HOA. We had Lindus out to replace the windows in our townhome. They did a great job in the pre-sales, helps us select window design, and delivered the windows as ordered. I was very impressed with the installers. they were very professional, friendly, and showed a great deal of care for both our home and for keeping us safe during this time of COVID. Installation was top notch, the interior and exterior match wonderfully. great craftsmanship.  After having the windows for a number of months now, We really appreciate the quality and the noticeable change in heating and cooling."

Dennis A.
Hugo, MN
November 20, 2020

"Have used the company for both windows and LeafGuard® projects, Great products, sales staff and installers. Highly recommend."

Dennis F.
Eden Prairie, MN
September 11, 2020

"If you’re going to remodel, windows or anything they do, hire them for a professional experience."

David C.
Minneapolis, MN
April 17, 2020
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