Sep 11, 2021

Getting Started On Your Roofing or Decking Project

Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus offers advice on choosing the preferred materials for your roofing replacement or decking installation projects.

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Choosing the Material for Your Decking Project

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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Work with a Professional Contractor for Your Roof Replacement

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.

north oaks mn gaf glenwood shingles

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.

Contact us today to get started on your next roofing and decking projects.

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 addressed by calling or texting 651-989-9226.

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Minnesota Decking & Roofing Reviews:

"Great job on both projects!  I had two decks and four windows replaced. The crews were amazing, answered all my questions, and cleaned up after completion." - Joan S.

Joan S.
Woodbury, MN
April 19, 2024

"The roofing project started on a Thursday and was done that day. The gutters were installed 2 weeks after, and Jeff was very informative about what I was expecting.  Thanks to Lindus Construction for all the help."

Paul C.
Rice Lake, WI
April 15, 2024

"I am very happy with the roofing and gutter system and it's largely due to your perseverance and communication with me for the project. There are always so many details in this work and I want to convey my appreciation to your management. I know why Lindus is a successful company. It's not just their product but more importantly their people."

Maureen C.
St Paul, MN
April 12, 2024

"My roof & LeafGuard® Gutters look beautiful! Great job! Everyone was very professional. Thank you."

Donna H.
Ellsworth, WI
April 10, 2024

"Lindus Construction replaced our shingles on Monday. They did a fantastic job. They arrived at 7am and finished by 3pm. They did an amazing job and I would recommend them to anyone.  Just like anything in life. you get what you pay for and we are 100% satisfied."

Pat S.
Plymouth, MN
April 5, 2024

Over the past few years we have used Lindus to complete several projects on our house including windows, decking, gutters, and insulation.  Lindus provides not only quality products and workmanship but also has been very responsive to follow-up needs. We wholeheartedly recommend Lindus."

Steve & Diane R.
New Hope, MN
March 29, 2024
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