Fast Facts About Gutter, Insulation, & Window Installation

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 2.27.21.

A common misconception about gutter installation is that an entire home must be completed all at once.  In some instances, homeowners opt to have them installed on the highest points of their home, since those spots are the most dangerous to perform maintenance on.  However, once they see how well their seamless gutters are performing, it’s only a matter of time before they begin gutter replacement on additional areas of their home.  Without free-flowing gutters, home water damage quickly ensues.  For homeowners needing to divert water underneath sidewalks, drain tile systems are available.  Aluminum downspouts can also be outfitted with hinge kickers that can allow them to be folded up to make lawn mowing in these areas easier.  For homeowners wanting to collect rainwater to water their gardens with, rain barrels that collect water from the gutters’ downspouts can be used.

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Prior to having spray foam insulation installed in their homes, it’s critical that homeowners understand that they must evacuate their homes for approximately 24 hours.  As the foam cures, fumes are emitted that are harmful if inhaled.  This is a large reason why those that are installing the spray foam insulation are equipped with high-end respirators.  There are temperature restrictions that accompany spray foam insulation installation.  The area it is installed in must be conditioned to a minimum of 40 degrees so that the foam can adhere to the surfaces it needs to.

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Before installing new windows in your home, it’s wise to understand their solar heat gain ratings.  Window contractors in the Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin often recommend using windows with Low-E film.  When the sun is lower on the horizon, the windows can absorb more of the sun’s energy.  In the summer months, as the sun gets higher on the horizon, the windows will reflect the sun’s energy, lessening the level of solar heat gain.

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Joel came out this week and I had an issue with a frozen hot water line.  He & I got in our crawlspace and sat and discussed my issue.  He made a couple of phone calls and by evening, I had hot water running.  I want to give a big shout-out to Joel for all of the help he gave us.”

Jack A.
Andover, MN
February 20, 2021

"The guys did a great job as usual, very nice & left work area very clean. We were amazed how they could work so efficiently & quickly around all the snow."

Jim W.
Edina, MN
February 4, 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 had a positive experience from the estimate appt to the installation date. We took our time to make our decision and we’re never pressured to buy on the spot. We’re very happy with the look and quality of the finished product. When I asked for a small correction to the length of a downspout, someone showed up the same day. Now, I have peace of mind and the safety to not climb ladders as my husband and I get a little older."

Lisa S.
Roseville, MN
January 22, 2021

"Job done was excellent! It looks great, glad I went with Lindus Construction!"

Kevin A.
Inver Grove Heights, MN
January 8, 2021

"I had your windows installed in our home last week and they are great. Chris Meyers did a excellent job. He cares about the customers and his work. I told a few people about Lindus and highly recommend their windows and said ask to have Chris Meyers to install them. Nice product, Lindus.  The city inspector was impressed with the quality work and cleanliness by Lindus and gave Lindus more respect than any other company."

Daniel N.
Coon Rapids, MN
August 27, 2020
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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