Aug 27, 2022

Facts To Know Before A Siding Or Window Installation Service

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 8.27.22.  

Fast Facts About House Siding

Homeowners considering house siding services, should consider whether they want wood siding installation or a maintenance-free house siding.  While wood siding installation provides a rustic appearance, it does need routine maintenance to avoid dry rot.  For this reason, many homeowners opt for the installation of LP® SmartSide® siding, which can imitate the appearance of wood.  This replacement siding does not need maintenance and is resistant to damage by birds and insects.

LP SmartSide

How Replacement Siding & Underlayment Can Be Used For Energy Efficiency & Water Management

A benefit of LP® SmartSide® siding is that it can increase a home’s energy efficiency when installed with Insultex™ House Wrap which assists in home air sealing.  That’s because Insultex™ House Wrap has a rating of R-6.  In addition, Insultex™ House Wrap provides a drainage plane that allows any water that passes through the cladding to exit without causing damage to a home’s structure.  This is especially important for homeowners choosing LP® SmartSide® installation because of how tight the house siding sits to the underlayment.


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Points To Consider Before Proceeding With Home Window Replacement

New home windows should be thought of as an investment.  That’s because energy efficient windows can lower utility costs.  Some of the most energy efficient windows available are Marvin replacement windows.  Their Infinity® Windows are made from Ultrex® Fiberglass.  The advantage of this material is that it has been proven to be eight times stronger than the material used in vinyl windows.  This line of Marvin replacement windows comes with a full frame installation which creates more energy efficient windows than insert window replacement.

Marvin Window install

House Windows & Condensation

Homeowners considering window replacement because of the presence of window condensation should work with a trusted contractor that can advise them if the condensation is the result of too high of moisture levels within a home or because of the need for new home windows.  This is especially true in the winter months when home humidity levels should be under 30%.  When home humidity levels exceed this amount in the winter, the home’s warm air meets the cold air on the windows, causing condensation to form.  Condensation is particularly alarming on wood residential windows because it can ruin them.

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Window & Siding Installation Reviews:

"Our experience was great!! Jared and Tanner were the workers. They kept us informed of their coming and going, cleaned up after each day. Great workers and craftsmen!! We will see how things go and may want more windows worked on."

Mary Ann S.
Maple Grove, MN
August 12, 2022

"Even with unexpected shipping delays with materials, Lindus Construction plowed through installing new windows, siding, gutters, soffits, facia AND fixed our patio covering as soon as possible, working outside in JANUARY during low, freezing temps. We had extreme drainage issues that they engineered to fix and they went the extra mile in so many ways. Professional, reliable and timely. They had the best variety of colors/materials over other companies we looked into. We're happy, glad we chose them, worth every penny."

Diana A.
New Richmond, WI
August 9, 2022

"Excellent experience with replacing 12 windows."

Michael H.
Oakdale, MN
July 22, 2022

"Thank you for a job well done.  We are very impressed with our new windows."

Bill & Gini R.
Maple Grove, MN
May 27, 2022

"The guys did a great job."

Don K.
Savage, MN
May 5, 2022

"Highly recommend. Quality of work and installers was excellent. I am enjoying siding, windows, gutters and a front door. They will be my first call when I come up with another project."

Marlys R.
Newport, MN
May 4, 2022
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