May 19, 2018

Your Guide to Twin Cities Home Window Replacement

Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus, Discusses how to both increase the natural light in your home and increase its energy efficiency with new replacement windows.

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Increasing Natural Light with New Windows

In nearly every home we visit, homeowners frequently comment that they’ve got a space that they wish received more natural light.  Oftentimes, the easiest remedy for an overly dark hallway, closet, or bathroom is the installation of a skylight or sun tunnel.

Having been in business for over 75 years, we feel confident in offering VELUX skylights and sun tunnels.  They lead the industry with unique innovations, including their Solar Night Light.  This subtle addition to a sun tunnel provides moderate overhead light when the sun isn’t shining. Unlike builder grade brands, VELUX offers a “No Leak Skylight” that’s accompanied with a triple layer of water protection with patented deck seal technology.

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 Dealing with Window Condensation

Many homeowners fail to understand that excessive levels of moisture within their home can have catastrophic effects.  At times, we’ve had homeowners inquire about replacing window trim without taking the time to understand why it’s rotting.

Often, the windows get blamed when in actuality, the true culprit is elevated moisture levels.  These moisture levels result in window condensation that results in the corrosion of wood window trim and energy loss.  Diagnostic tools and testing, such as a home performance test, a humidistat, digital microscope, and smoke pencil allow contractors to fully understand your home’s building envelope.

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Replacing Old & Builder-Grade Windows

At times, new windows are needed because a home’s current ones have reached the end of their lifespan.  As a general rule, any window that’s lasted 25 years or more should be replaced rather than repaired.  Be wary of any window that’s marketed as builder grade, as their shelf life is minimal.

Builder grade windows meet the bare minimum requirements and may not be multi-chambered for insulation purposes, allowing for drafts.  Mass production also means that builder windows are less likely to come in odd sizes.  In the event that you fill an odd sized window hole with a builder grade window, you may end up with gaps that will allow outside air to escape into your home.

 St. Paul home with SeasonGuard windows & LP SmartSide siding installed by Lindus Construction
This St. Paul home renovation included new SeasonGuard windows & LP© SmartSide©.

Contact us today to get started on updating your home’s windows.

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Our Window Replacement Reviews:

"The whole project went perfectly. So grateful for Lindus team."

Mavis G.
Anoka, MN
November 11, 2023

"Our total experience with Lindus was amazing! Very responsive. Provided great egress windows at a reasonable price. Would use them again and recommend them to others."

Randy R.
St. Croix Falls, WI
July 25, 2023

"Everything was done in a very satisfactory manner."

Lowell G.
Lake Elmo, MN
July 5, 2023

"We had several large windows replaced. Everyone from the phone representative to the salesperson to the scheduler to the installers was knowledgeable, polite, easy to work with and professional. The installation went smoothly due to the skill and hard work of the installers and the windows look great. It seems like everyone was proud of their role in the Lindus team."

Mavis & Dannie G.
Anoka, MN
July 18, 2023

"The guys worked very hard and the windows look nice and operate very smoothly. I'm happy with my SeasonGuard choice!"

Paul K.
Eagan, MN
May 26, 2023

"We live in an old house with old windows, including a large round window on the second floor that was leaking. We searched for 18 months for a company that would replace the round window and had no luck. The response was always that replacing it would be too hard and that they wouldn’t be able to guarantee the work. We were so relieved and happy to finally find Lindus. They replaced the round window and three other problem windows, including an old egress window.  We will definitely use Lindus Construction again for our old house needs."

Sharon L.
Minneapolis, MN
March 20, 2023
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