Tips for Starting a Gutter, Roofing, or Siding Project

Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus gives expert advice to help your next gutter, roofing, or siding project go as smoothly as possible.

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Choosing the Best Gutters

If you’ve become sick of the overwhelming chore of gutter maintenance due to clogs, a quick online search can reveal an array of gadgets that are intended to eradicate this issue forever.  Sadly, very few gutter gizmos perform as advertised.

Gutter topper reviews often state that their capabilities are temporary at best.  Not only do they rarely match a home’s pre-existing gutters, but they often clog.  Even more frustrating is the fact that many of these systems are installed by placing screws or nails into a home’s roof, which can void its warranty.

By contrast, LeafGuard® Brand Gutters, are the only patented, one-piece gutter system guaranteed never to clog or we clean them free of charge.  Even more impressive is the fact that they have earned the prestigious Good Housekeeping seal of approval.

Gutters on a Twin Cities home

Algae-Resistant Shingles

Roof discoloration due to algae and mildew growth can prove unsightly.  Equally as concerning is the fact that it can cause your roof to fail prematurely.  It’s worth nothing that these issues can be remedied.

One way this can be done is through the installation of zinc strips on the peak of the roof.  An even more effective solution is the installation of shingles that are impregnated with copper, such as StainGuard Plus™ Shingles from GAF.

This proprietary technology prevents the formation of mold and mildew on the roof’s shingles, allowing GAF to offer the longest mold and mildew warranty in the asphalt shingle industry.  GAF creates long-lasting products, as evidenced by their 50-year, non-prorated warranty that covers both labor and materials.

Bear in mind that the roofing project must be installed to GAF’s manufacturer specifications, making it imperative that you thoroughly vet a roofing contractor prior to retaining their services.

GAF Shingles on a Twin Cities home
Timberline Ultra HD® Shingles with StainGuard Plus™

The Best Siding for Your Home

If a siding installation project is in your new future, it’s wise to research materials options, in addition to popular siding colors.  LP® SmartSide® holds up better against heavy moisture than products, such as James® Hardie®.

It is also faster to install and is offered in longer lengths than James® Hardie®, meaning that there are fewer seams.  Installers of James® Hardie® must also wear protective gear when cutting the siding because it emits silica and fly ash, which are hazardous when airborne. LP® SmartSide® prefinished in Diamond Kote® is aesthetically pleasing, durable, and long-lasting.

 LP SmartSide siding installed on a Twin Cities Home

Contact us today to get started on your next gutter, roofing, or siding project.

Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 8:30 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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"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

"Four years ago Lindus replaced our roof. By far the best installation we have ever had on the house. They have above and beyond professional workmanship. I walk my roof twice a year and no problems at all. I wish I could say that of the previous work done on the roof.  I wholeheartedly recommend them for whatever needs you have around your house."

Bob A.
Somerset, Wi
December 15, 2023

"We had Lindus bid on our roof replacement and also remove and replace our LeafGuard® Gutters. Communication was great through the entire process, we were provided great information and options. The removal and replacement of the gutters was done right on schedule and completed quickly. Overall just very professional and I would have zero concerns trusting them for any job.

Aaron O.
Shoreview, MN
December 13, 2023

"We are very pleased with the deck, patio doors, and siding.  Thanks Dave for helping us."

Kathy D.
Turtle Lake, WI
December 4, 2023

"Lindus Construction did two projects for us: a siding project around the garage door and installing new gutters with LeafGuard®. Both teams were very professional and kept me informed on their progress. They were professional, courteous and on time while performing very high quality work. Very pleased with the work and highly recommend Lindus Construction."

Darold J.
Wayzata, MN
October 18, 2023
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