The Ins and Outs of Roofing & Gutter Replacement

Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus offers advice on choosing a reputable contractor for your roof replacement and choosing long-lasting gutters.

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Roof Replacement from a Trusted Contractor

An alarming trend in the realm of real estate is the number of homes that are being purchased without an inspection.  Many times, this leaves the new buyers having to spend thousands of dollars on home upgrades as soon as they move because there are so many areas of the home in need of repair.

Homeowners that see dark spots on their roof are often worried that these spots signal granule loss.  However many times, they are just spots where algae has grown on the roof.  To remove the dark spots, the roof can be treated with chemicals.  In addition, a zinc strip can also be installed at the peak of the roof.  GAF also manufactures shingles with copper in them to ward off algae growth.  Areas of the roof that are prone to algae growth are those that are primarily shaded by large oak trees.

GAF Timberline® AS II shingles

Newer roofs with curled edges in a few spots can signal that there was recent wind damage.  This can be a result of the shingles not being properly tacked down when they were installed or that the glue did not fully activate.  On older roofs, curling shingles most often signal that the roof has reached the end of its lifespan.

If roof replacement is needed, homeowners can be overwhelmed with the decision of hiring the right contractor.  When getting any type of work done, it’s best to keep as much emotion as possible out of the decision-making process.  Those that can be patient with their timeline typically end up with a better result.  Homeowners that experience poor results often went with a storm chasing contractor or didn’t follow up on a contractor’s references.  Websites like the Better Business Bureau can allow you to better understand the quality of a contractor’s reviews.  Quality contractors also readily provide their license and insurance information to homeowners.  If homeowners hire a contractor that does not carry insurance and something happens to their home or one of the installers, the homeowners can be stuck with the bill.

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Twin Cities’ Favorite Gutters from LeafGuard®

A disadvantage of having a home close to large trees is that the debris they shed can quickly clog gutters.  Screens, filters, and topper devices can seem like a cost-effective approach to avoid gutter maintenance.  However, they all are prone to clogging.  However, homeowners that have LeafGuard® Brand Gutters installed appreciate that they are one-piece and seamless.  They are backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal.  They are guaranteed never to clog or the installing contractor will clean them out free of charge.  LeafGuard® Brand Gutters are also equipped with larger, more efficient downspouts that divert a large amount of water away from a home.

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

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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"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

"A great crew that really took the time to do it right!"

David S.
Rice Lake, WI
April 10, 2024

"My roof & LeafGuard® Gutters look beautiful! Great job! Everyone was very professional. Thank you."

Donna H.
Ellsworth, WI
April 10, 2024

"Had my entire house equipped with new gutters. Tyrell, the foreman, was awesome. He contacted me before they started, went over their plan to ensure it matched my expectations and then got after it. He checked in a couple times to maintain our alignment on the project. When he was done made sure my place was clean and even hauled off old gutters. He’s the kind of guy you’d hire if you could. He’s that good!! Very very happy!!"

Andy B.
Hudson, WI
February 1, 2024

"Finally made the decision to get a covered gutter system and I have no doubt we came to the right place with Lindus. From the estimator to the office staff to the installation crew, work looks great, product used is high quality and the people working at Lindus and the crew, you are professional and skilled. The LeafGuard® looks great and we are confident we made the right decision on this home improvement."

Anne T.
St. Paul, MN
January 9, 2024
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