Jan 16, 2021

Tips for Your Winter Siding, Decking, or Kitchen Renovation Project

Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus offers advice on projects that take advantage of the cold winter months. Whether it’s having a professional contractor replace your siding or renovating your kitchen, there’s plenty of home improvement options. 

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The Advantages of Winter Siding Installation

Many homeowners are surprised to learn that siding installation can be completed in the winter months as long as the temperature restrictions on the caulk being used are adhered to.  An advantage to winter siding installation is that there is less concern about wind-driven rain that can contribute to water infiltration.  Contractors also tend to have lighter schedules in the winter, making their lead times less for siding than they would in the summer months.  Another argument for having siding installation take place in the winter months is that homeowners can forego the manufacturer price increases that often happen in the spring.  2021 is predicted to have substantial price increases on building materials because of COVID-19 causing factory shutdowns during a time of increased demand.

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When deciding which type of siding to have installed on your home, lean on your contractor to make a recommendation, since they have a working understanding of the best siding match for your home’s architecture.  One of the more popular siding materials recommended by reputable siding installers is LP® SmartSide®.  This material is offered in a variety of colors and profiles, allowing for a truly custom home exterior.  Minnesota homeowners can appreciate that LP® SmartSide® is manufactured in-state in Two Harb

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Winter Planning Brings Spring Decking

Winter is also a great time to plan a spring or summer decking project.  One component that deserves careful consideration is the deck railing.  While a wide variety of materials are available, some work better than others.  Cable systems that attach horizontally or vertically can seem like a modern, trendy idea.  However, children can climb the horizontal cables, making them dangerous.  When installed vertically, they are less aesthetically pleasing than other options.  For homeowners wanting to make a statement, glass deck railings can be an excellent choice.

winter deck project by Lindus Construction

Kitchen Renovation During the Quiet Months

Many homeowners utilize the winter months to have a kitchen renovation take place.  If a home’s kitchen cabinets are in fairly good shape, but the homeowner wants to update their look, they can be refaced.  During this process, the cabinet and drawers are replaced with luxury doors.  The sides are coated with veneers.  To round out the look, new hardware is often installed.  This approach saves homeowners a substantial amount of money, as new kitchen cabinets are often the most expensive part of a kitchen renovation.  Homeowners that opt for builder grade kitchen cabinets are often quickly disappointed because they rarely hold up long-term.

Cambria Counters installed in Twin Cities home

Countertop selection also plays a sizable role in the resales of a home’s value.  Quartz, particularly from Cambria®, are a highly sought-after option because of their beauty, durability, and the minimal maintenance they require.  Homeowners looking to support local businesses also appreciate that Cambria® is a Minnesota-based company.  Granite is still a popular option, but one disadvantage it has over quartz is that it must be refinished in order to restore luster and remove etching and scratching.

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Reviews from Twin Cities Homeowners:

"Very happy with the work as well as interactions with the staff and crew. Everything was as quoted and explained in detail. Installation crew was very professional. Cleanup after job was completed was outstanding. Highly recommend!"

Jeff N.
New Richmond, WI
April 3, 2024

"The quality of work was excellent."

Barb A.
Plymouth, MN
April 1, 2024

"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

"Lindus built a deck beyond my expectations. Dave and Triston were very professional. The upper-story deck they built is amazing and much better than the deck it replaced. I am grateful for their skill and hard work."

Carolyn M.
Apple Valley, MN
July 2, 2023

"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
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