Aug 07, 2021

Tips For Your Next Window & Siding Project

Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus offers advice on replacing windows on a historic home, choosing a trustworthy contractor, and choosing energy-efficient and attractive siding.

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Window Replacement for Older Twin Cities Homes

Window replacement in historic homes can be a tricky endeavor.  That’s because many window manufacturers do not have options that work well with older homes.  Realizing this, Infinity® from Marvin created Everwood® Engineered Finish.  This patented wood grain finish can easily be mistaken for wood, but does not require the maintenance.  Everwood® can be stained to match a home’s pre existing woodwork.  It’s worth knowing that rotten exterior wood trim around a window can be replaced without having to replace the entire window.  However, if there is wood rot on the window’s operating sash, window replacement is necessary.  The best house windows in today’s market bring additional natural light and energy efficiency that older windows cannot offer.

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Tips for Finding a Reputable Contractor

Before committing to a contractor to work on your home, it’s vital that you do your due diligence to make sure the company is licensed and reputable.  It can be a red flag if a contractor shows up at your door stating that you have hail damage.  Many times, these companies are from out of the area and do not have a commitment to excellence.  Reading online reviews and talking to their past customers can provide insights on whether a contractor will perform quality work.

Choose Energy-Efficient and Eye-Pleasing LP® SmartSide® Siding

Homeowners wanting the most energy efficient and beautiful siding and underlayment on their home should consider using a combination of Insultex™ house wrap and LP® SmartSide®.  Insultex™ is rated R-6 and is only 5 mm thick.  The product’s evacuated cells retain their energy efficiency no matter how much it is compressed.  LP® SmartSide® is offered in a variety of colors and profiles, allowing homeowners to customize their curb appeal.  To assist with visualizing what LP® SmartSide® looks like on a home, many reputable contractors offer free digital 3D renderings.  Midwestern homeowners can appreciate that LP® SmartSide® is manufactured in Two Harbors, MN and Tomahawk, WI.

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Lindus Construction Window & Siding Reviews:

"Jake did a great job of understanding my needs for a piano window that needed replacement. His team followed his plan."

Bonnie B.
Minneapolis, MN
April 17, 2024

"The quality of work was excellent."

Barb A.
Plymouth, MN
April 1, 2024

"The new window that was installed in the lower family room is beautiful.  Everything your team did with respect to the install of both windows and patio door has been exemplary.  I could not be happier with the results.  Your team members were respectful, professional, and fun to visit with.  The city inspector has already come and gone and signed off on both permits.  He found everything to be top-notch."

Carolyn K.
Maplewood, MN
March 28, 2024

"We are extremely satisfied with a project Lindus just completed for us. The professionalism, quality of products, workmanship and courteous staff made working with Lindus so easy. We really appreciated TJ and his crew. The follow up to make sure the project was done to our satisfaction was great. We will pass on Lindus recommendations for sure."

Marilyn A.
Oak Park Heights, MN
March 27, 2024

"Lindus just finished up a full exterior remodel for my home. It was a great experience overall from start to finish and I appreciated the quality of workmanship of each of the teams. The materials and quality of work of the Lindus teams are what set them apart from other contractors in the Twin Cities. I would highly recommend Lindus for any of your home remodel or addition needs."

Brock T.
Richfield, MN
March 24, 2024

"Our garage siding, window, and roofing project was done in a very timely manner. Lindus continued to contact us daily to see if we had any problems or questions. Each team they sent out was wonderful. Felipe and TJ were great supervisors. They cleaned up all the debris on the ground and left everything in perfect condition. They earned a five star plus from us."

Kathy O.
Ramsey, MN
March 23, 2024
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