Jun 13, 2020

Our Summer Guide to Gutter & Deck Installation

Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus offers advice to help Twin City homeowners with their summer gutter and decking projects. 

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Clog-Free Gutters Make Maintenance Easier and Increase Curb Appeal

Ask any homeowner what one of their most cringe-worthy household chores is and you’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone eager to unclog or maintain their gutters.  While many topper devices pledge to ward off organic debris, they often fail to do so and gutter clogs soon ensue.  An even more frustrating aspect of topper systems is that their costs often compare with full replacement systems, such as the patented, one-piece LeafGuard® Brand gutter system

Awarded the Good Housekeeping Seal of approval, LeafGuard® is seamless and is accompanied with a lifetime no-clog guarantee.  Homeowners that have LeafGuard® installed on their home appreciate that their stylish design closely emulates the aesthetics of crown molding.

LeafGuard Gutters installed on Twin Cities Home

Understanding Deck Material Options

For many homeowners, planning a deck installation can be an intimidating process due to the numerous options for railings, footings, and deck boards.

Railing Systems

Westbury aluminum railing systems are maintenance-free and have a high level of consumer satisfaction. The finish warranty offers peace of mind for years to come.

Deck Footings

When it comes to footings, Diamond Pier systems offer reliability. These concrete footings come equipped with a diamond-shaped piece of concrete. The footings have several five-foot-long tubes that are jack-hammered in a variety of directions into the earth.  However, a drawback to the Diamond Pier system is that they cannot be placed near a home’s foundation. In this scenario, helical piers should be used.  An advantage to this type of system is that they are installed with an auger, a much more cost-effective approach than hand digging.

newly installed custom deck with aluminum rails and composite boards

Deck Boards

Homeowners interested in composite decking should take a hard look at TimberTech AZEK.  The material wins high marks for the minimal maintenance it requires.  It is less slippery and has a lower summer surface temperature than other products in its category.  Twin Cities deck builders appreciate the ease at which a TimberTech AZEK deck can be installed.  The material is ideal for the climate of the Midwest because it does not experience the severe expansion and contraction that comparable deck boards have.

Contact us today to get started on your next gutter or deck installation 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 questions addressed by calling or texting 651-461-9226.

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"Work completed on time as scheduled. Mike and Tyler’s crew answered our questions during the installation. Cleanup was great also."

Harold H.
Menomonie, WI
March 1, 2024

"They did a fantastic job and a quick and neat job."

Doug G.
Anoka, MN
February 7, 2024

"Super job done by Jake and Drew.  Clean-up was excellent!!"

Gina M.
St. Paul, MN
January 11, 2024

"The job went well. It is great having new support structure. The decking looks fabulous."

David S.
White Bear Lake, MN
December 26, 2023

"I used Lindus to right the wrong of no deck on the back of my house. From working with Dave Anderson on the sales side to Cory Maxon and his build team, every piece of the process was handled with professionalism and care. Cleanest jobsite I've ever seen! I had a great experience working with Lindus!"

Chris B.
Forest Lake, MN
December 12, 2023

"Lindus built a deck beyond my expectations. Dave and Triston were very professional. The upper-story deck they built is amazing and much better than the deck it replaced. I am grateful for their skill and hard work."

Carolyn M.
Apple Valley, MN
July 2, 2023
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