Jul 06, 2019

Why the Right Contractor is Worth the Wait

Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus, speaks on why waiting for the right remodeling contractor is worth it for your next home improvement project.

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With summer in full swing and fall on the horizon, many homeowners are starting to contemplate home improvements they’d like completed before the end of the year.  If you’ve got a substantial list of upgrades it’s wise to work with a reputable home remodeling contractor.  They can assist you in understanding which projects should be a top priority and which can wait until a later date.

It’s always better to not have to deal with a home improvement that must be completed because it’s an emergency.  Homeowners that quickly sign on with unfamiliar contractors after a storm or with the first contractor that can inspect a roof leak are often left with shoddy work or projects that are paid for, but left incomplete.  The more time you can take on your home and thoughtfully execute your project, the better the result is likely to be.

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Deck Construction the Right Way

When building a new deck, in most cases, it’s wise to install new framing, footings, and rim joists.  These components themselves are the cheapest aspect of the deck. Their replacement ensures that the deck will have the longest possible lifespan.  Whether your deck is wood or composite, frequent cleaning may need to be used to keep it looking its best.

While a power washer may seem like a straightforward solution, it’s wise to test your pressure washer on an inconspicuous area of your deck on the lowest setting.  The pressure can be increased slowly if need be.  As time has progressed, deck cleaning chemicals have become less harsh.  BEHR offers reliable deck wash, brightener and conditioner that can often produce optimum results without having to use a pressure washer.  These steps alone are why many homeowners are making the switch from wood to composite.

Composite Deck with white railing

Choosing the Right Window

Wood windows are another area of the home that homeowners are shying away from and opting for a maintenance free window installation.  Currently, maintenance-free fiberglass windows from companies like Infinity® from Marvin and vinyl windows by SeasonGuard reign supreme.  Both brands offer industry-leading warranties that offer the ultimate peace of mind and are manufactured for the WI & MN climates.

Windows can be color matched to match the home’s pre-existing trim, while still foregoing the maintenance that wood requires.  In order to work within their budgets, many homeowners choose to replace their house windows in phases, rather than completing the entire house at once.  It’s hard to go wrong with opting for egress window installation, as it increases the value of your home by allowing rooms within your basement to be counted as a bedroom.  In addition, an egress window can provide more natural light to an area of your home that would not otherwise receive it.

 Egress window in a basement

Contact us today to get started on your next home remodeling project.

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.

Renovations Completed by Our Twin Cities Home Remodeling Company:

Reviews of Our Twin Cities Home Remodeling Company:

"We have an 80-year-old 2-story colonial. The shaker porch needed some serious help with the railing, floor, and drainage. The result is very nice, providing a good place for morning coffee."

Dale A.
Minneapolis, MN
December 18, 2023

"I used Lindus to right the wrong of no deck on the back of my house. From working with Dave Anderson on the sales side to Cory Maxon and his build team, every piece of the process was handled with professionalism and care. Cleanest jobsite I've ever seen! I had a great experience working with Lindus!"

Chris B.
Forest Lake, MN
December 12, 2023

Have had Lindus Construction out to my house to replace some old windows with SeasonGuard windows, and twice to install insulation in my attic. All three times the Lindus Construction team has been professional, courteous, and their attention to detail is outstanding. Just hired LIndus Construction to install new gutters on the house and I have no doubt that this experience will be as good as my previous experiences. Kudos to the Lindus Construction team!!"

John L.
Brooklyn Park, MN
November 4, 2023

"We highly recommend Lindus for home improvement projects -- our new deck is beautiful, built with high quality materials and attention to details. The construction crew was experienced and professional."

Cheryl G.
White Bear Lake, MN
July 5, 2023

"Everything was done in a very satisfactory manner."

Lowell G.
Lake Elmo, MN
July 5, 2023

"We had Matt Puhl come out and talk to us about some windows. He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.  Jake and Jim were the guys that came out and installed all of our windows and did a marvelous job. They were clean, courteous and took a lot of pride in their final product and it showed, so much in fact that I bought the guys lunch! I knew that Lindus was top quality products, what I didn't know was that it was such great service."

Jeremy J.
Hudson, WI
May 18, 2023
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