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Expert Deck Planning Tips

Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am.  Have your most pressing home improvement questions answered by calling 651-461-9226.  Here’s must-know information from our in-house deck specialist, Luke Panek, shared on 9.18.21.   

Homeowners wanting to build a wood deck should be wary of cedar.  Modern-day cedar is delicate and does not hold up as well as many other types of wood.  That’s because it is now harvested from less mature trees.  A better option is kiln dried treated pine.  This type of decking is more durable.  It does not require the annual maintenance that cedar decking does to prevent decay.  Pressure treated wood should not be stained for at least a year after it’s been installed.  To verify whether the pressure treated deck has dried out enough to be painted, a moisture meter should be used.   A level of 15% or less is safe to stain.  Whether you’re using cedar or kiln treated pine, the balusters can still be made from maintenance-free materials.  A popular option is steel because it is maintenance-free and durable.

Watch a TimberTech® AZEK® Deck Installation: 

For homeowners preferring a maintenance-free deck, they should consider TimberTech® AZEK®.  It is manufactured without sawdust or wood filler.  This ensures beauty and longevity.  Composite decking that includes wood fillers or sawdust can be prone to swelling in Midwest because of the temperature fluctuations throughout the seasons.

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Twin Cities Deck Installation Reviews:

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Lori T.
Maple Grove, MN
August 12, 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 are repeat Lindus customers. We've used them for insulation, LeafGuard®, new deck, sun tunnel install and windows. So far they've replaced 7 windows in our home. Our home is only 7 years old, but original windows were not great.  We are amazed at the difference our new windows have made. My office used to get incredibly hot in the afternoon, now it is almost too cool in there! Our only regret is not replacing all of our remaining windows at once (we will be doing the rest of them soon!). We highly recommend Lindus Construction. We are customers for life!"

Deb L.
Hudson, WI
July 24, 2021
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