Nov 02, 2019

Tips for Planning Your Next Roofing & Insulation Project

Before starting your next roofing or insulation project, learn these important tips first. Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus, shared on a recent program.

Listen To The Entire Winter Roof Replacement Show Here.

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.

Take a Behind the Scenes Tour of a Recent Attic Insulation & Ventilation Project: 

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.

house with Timberline Ultra HD® Shingles with StainGuard Plus™
For more information about our roofing or insulation services, contact us today. Our team of professionals is ready to serve you.

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 answered by calling or texting 651-461-9226. 

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Roofing & Insulation Reviews:

"I thought it went very well!  No issues."

Brian B.
Ramsey, MN
August 24, 2023

"The crew was quick and efficient; they did a good job with the clean-up. The roof looks great."

Barb A.
St. Croix Falls, WI
August 24, 2023

"The roof installation went very well. The crew was very nice. I am impressed by how fast they were in the heat."

David L.
Baldwin, WI
August 1, 2023

"Great job! Kept us informed! Also, was very considerate. Made sure everything was cleaned up at the end of the day and took care to always wear masks around us, since my wife is immune compromised."

Dave G.
Maplewood, MN
June 26, 2023

"Everything went fine.  No problems."

Chip A.
Woodbury, MN
June 20, 2023

"Your services and products are wonderful!  (And we have used Lindus three times now). The crews were gracious and hard-working."

Alan W.
St. Paul, MN
May 11, 2023
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