Jan 02, 2021

Creating a More Comfortable, 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 1.2.21.

For homes that have ice forming on their roof, icicles will likely form on its gutters.  The only issue icicles pose is the hazard they produce when they separate from the home and fall to the ground.  In the winter months, open style gutters will grab the ice and build it onto your roof, which have the potential to cause ice dams.  Diagnostic testing by a reputable professional can assist in identifying the origin of the ice.  Infrared imaging, which can highlight where air leaks are happening, can prove particularly advantageous in the winter months because of the dramatic difference in temperatures between indoors and outdoors.  In most situations, the correct combination of insulation, ventilation, and attic air sealing can eradicate ice dams.

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Bathrooms built absent of exhaust fans can still have them installed at a future date.  Prior to agreeing to this type of project being done, be sure the professional you have hired is planning to vent the fan outdoors and not into the attic or into the soffit.  If it is vented into the attic condensation, dry rot, and mold can ensue, leading to the need for more insulation.  Bath fans should not expel warm air into the soffits because they are not designed to pull air out of the home.  A quality professional should be able to explain their approach for your project to ensure that they are looking at your home’s entire building envelope and not creating more problems than they are solving.

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Prior to converting a deck to a three- or four-season porch, a reputable professional should verify whether the current footings can support the additional weight of insulation, trusses, doors, windows, and walls.  Careful thought and consideration should also be taken to determine how the deck will tie into the house and how the room will be conditioned.  It’s wise to get pricing for making the space both a three season and four-season porch, as it is significantly more expensive to convert a three season porch to a four season porch after the fact.

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"They sprayed foam in my 110-year-old attic to provide a vapor barrier and then added cellulose over the top.  My contacts with them were always professional and courteous.  They cared about keeping me happy.  I didn't hire them because they are a bargain, but because they do quality work!"

Harold F.
Minneapolis, MN
November 6, 2020

"A big thank you.  I am so happy to have good insulation in the basement."

Ruth P.
St. Louis Park, MN
May 19, 2020

"I just wanted to tell you what a pleasure it has been working with your company. Joel and Mitch have been so professional; it almost makes spending this much money fun."

Roy G.
MInnetrista, MN
May 5, 2020

"You were so patient and accommodating with all of our questions. The attention to detail by everyone was so good to see and made us confident we had made the right choice. We are happy and satisfied with all the work.  Now we hope to see substantial savings on our heating and air conditioning." 

Jim P.
St. Paul, MN
May 2, 2020

"We appreciate the professionalism that every team that visited showed us and our house.  Thank you very much."

Ryan F.
Lakeville, MN
April 3, 2020

"Lindus was not the cheapest bidder. But they were upfront about what needed to be done. They showed up when they said they would. They responded to emails and voicemails. They fixed problems and drove the project home. Was really grateful for the honesty, the integrity, and the attention to detail."

Patrick M.
St. Paul, MN
February 7, 2020
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