Sep 11, 2021

Getting Started On Your Roofing or Decking Project

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 651-461-9226.  Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus, shared on 9.11.21.

When it comes to decking materials, the choices are limitless.  For homeowners wanting real wood, Ipe, a Brazilian hardwood is a popular selection because of its beauty and density.  When compared to cedar, Ipe has much more character.  When properly maintained with an oil-based stain, such as Penofin, an Ipe deck can last as long as 50 years.  Homeowners that want a maintenance-free material are often satisfied with TimberTech® AZEK® decking.  Both can be installed with a maintenance-free railing.  In terms of cost, Ipe is significantly more expensive than cedar decking.

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Many roofs, especially those in shaded areas, are prone to algae growth on the shingles.  When this happens, it can appear shingles are missing granules or that there are black streaks or patches on the roof.  Many homeowners falsely assume that this means they must replace their roof.  Many times, the roofs can be cleaned to address the problem.  When there are spots that are filled with algae and spots that aren’t, the spots that aren’t are often because they are positioned next to a roof vent.  Vents have galvanized steel flashing which is accompanied with a zinc coating.  When the zinc oxidizes, it prevents algae or mildew from forming.

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Homeowners that have GAF asphalt shingles installed by Lindus Construction experience the ultimate peace of mind because they are accompanied with a 50-year, non-prorated warranty that covers both labor and materials.  Even more impressive is that GAF offers shingles that are made with StainGuard Plus™ Time-Release Technology which alleviates the worry of algae growth on a roof.

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Minnesota Decking & Roofing Reviews:

"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

"I just have to tell you that I love my new deck!!!. The guys did a great job in four days. Some of the comments from my neighbors are It is a work of art; it is absolutely awesome.'  Thank you for giving me so many options so my deck looks so unique."

Judy N.
Bloomington, MN
August 11, 2021

"In September 2019 had our Plymouth home re roofed with GAF Glenwoods. Major project with new deck boards, removal of insulation and spray foam. Plus new LeafGuard® Gutters.  Not cheap but done quickly and more importantly correctly.  Carl, supervisor was great. Now we have great warranty (lifetime) insurance discount, and an impressive looking roof."

Mark M.
Plymouth, MN
August 5, 2021
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