Nov 02, 2019

Tips for Planning Your Next Roofing & Insulation 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 651-989-9226.  Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus, shared on 11.2.19.

Homeowners with poor attic insulation are often at a loss of how to remedy the situation.  When interviewing potential insulation contractors, it’s important to understand the materials they’ll be utilizing and what their process entails.  Simply adding more insulation to the attic rarely corrects the situation.  While it’s not the cheapest approach, oftentimes the most effective strategy is to fully remove the home’s preexisting insulation, utilize spray foam insulation to air seal necessary areas, and then blow in cellulose insulation, with the goal of bringing the attic to an R-50 rating.  In order to compensate for the settling of cellulose insulation, reputable insulation contractors routinely blow-in additional cellulose insulation.  When compared to fiberglass insulation, cellulose does develop a better crust over time that prevents air movement.  The fire retardant used on cellulose insulation acts as a deterrent of attic rodent infestation.

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If you’re a roofing contractor, one of the most common inquires you’ll receive this time of the year is if a new roof can be installed in the winter.  While most roofers have no hard cut-off date, they most often prefer for the temperature to be above freezing so that the shingles can properly glue down.  Special installation techniques, including hand sealing, should be used in colder weather to make sure that they lay correctly.  If algae growth has been a persistent problem on your roof, be sure to ask the asphalt roofing contractors you’re interviewing about GAF roof shingles.  They’ve got the longest algae and moss warranty on the market because of the copper infused into the shingle granules.  These shingles work particularly well for homes shaded by oak trees, as their presence jump starts algae growth.

Timberline Ultra HD® Shingles with StainGuard Plus™
Timberline Ultra HD® Shingles with StainGuard Plus™

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Roofing & Insulation Reviews:

"Thanks for a great project and managing the process for our attic work. Very impressed with Lindus Construction customer commitment and keeping the project on track."

Bruce H.
Robbinsale, MN
November 8, 2019

"Communication was excellent. We asked questions throughout the process and received timely and helpful information. Workers were skilled."

Kathryn R.
Hudson, WI
October 17, 2019

"Would highly recommend."

Jerry K.
Shoreview, MN
September 26, 2019

"What really makes Lindus a standout company is how they responded to and fixed a roof rainwater leak that developed after their work on our roof – and the leak turned out to have been caused by another company who had been repairing our chimney at about the same time.  They tracked the source of the leak to chimney flashing that was incorrectly installed, Lindus’ employees didn’t hesitate to fix the leak anyway and at no charge to us. To make sure we were satisfied and knew that the rainwater leak had been fixed, they invested many hours in finding and fixing a problem that was not their responsibility. That is a company I will trust, employ in the future and recommend to anyone." 

Bob S.
Marine on St. Croix
July 17, 2019

"From the first phone all to their office, to the person who came to the house and did the inspection and wrote up the estimate, to the people who came and did the work. it was all outstanding. These are hard working honest people who are customer oriented. They were neat and clean and put my needs first. They came in the fall and, because of the weather, could not perform the work until spring. They completely covered my chimney to keep me dry throughout the winter."

Barbara D.
St. Paul, MN
May 31, 2019

"Prompt delivery service for both roof and LeafGuard® gutter installation! Excellent job."

Don N.
Minneapolis, MN
May 29, 2019
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