Jun 05, 2021

Fast Facts About Summer Roofing & Insulation

Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus offers advice on choosing a reputable contractor for your roof replacement and understanding how humidity levels within your home affect insulation.

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Summer Roof Installation in the Twin Cities

Seasoned roofers know that installing shingles in hot temperatures requires several precautions.  Installers should stay hydrated to avoid heatstroke.  Installers also need to take special care to make sure that they do not scuff the shingles on sweltering days.  Many times, roof installers will start very in the morning with the goal of stopping by the early afternoon.

roof installation from Lindus Construction

Prior to signing a contract for a new roof, be sure you have it stated in writing the exact terms of payment.  Beware of any contractor that’s asking for more than 1/3 down.  Paying more than this can be an incentive for a storm chasing contractor to take your money and leave the area without ever having done any work.

Many homeowners choose to have skylights and sun tunnels included as part of their roofing project.  With their installation, more natural light can reach a home’s interior.

Homeowners should be aware that the appropriate levels of humidity within their home vary by season.  In the winter, it’s important to keep humidity levels low.  High levels of home humidity in the winter can lead to frost in the attic.  When temperatures warm up and the frost melts, insulation can get wet, rendering it useless.  Mold and mildew are also quick to form.  In the summer months, humidity levels can be around 45% without issue.

An easy way to keep a home’s humidity levels in check is to run a bath fan each time the shower or bathtub is used.  It’s wise to connect a bath fan with a timer, as newer models run so quietly that they can easily be forgotten about.

insulation and ventilation installation by Lindus Construction

Homes without proper insulation and ventilation levels can experience the stack effect.  In the winter months, this causes cold air to be pulled down from the attic into the livable spaces of home.  In the summer months, the opposite happens.  The stack effect causes cold to be pulled out of a home’s interior and into the walls.  An inadequately air sealed home with shoddy windows can cause your HVAC unit to work harder than it should.  Ultimately, this can lead to the unit’s premature failure.  Another result can be abnormally high cooling costs.

Contact us today to get started on your next roof and insulation installation projects.

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Twin Cities Roofing & Insulation Reviews:

"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

"Everything went fine and was done in a timely manner." 

Art F.
Hudson, WI
April 4, 2024

"Great job with the insulation project. Thanks to all involved from start to finish."

Duane M.
River Falls, WI
February 7, 2024

"I was very happy with the free insulation estimate I received from the Lindus rep. He took the time to walk me and my father-in-law through a thermal scan of all the leaky spots in my attic - and basement, bonus! - and was honest and forthright about the work they do and the best and most economical options available to us to improve ambient temperature control in these areas."

Rima F.
Lake Elmo, MN
January 9, 2024
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