A Word About Home Window & Roof Replacement

If your home needs a new roof or replacement windows, Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus has the expert tips that you need to know.

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Signs Your Windows Need to be Replaced

One of the most telltale signs that window replacement is necessary is the persistent presence of drafts.  Moisture between the panes and discoloration on wood windows are also red flags that custom window replacement may be imminent.  Wood windows can easily be damaged by condensation.

Condensation can occur when homes have excessive levels of humidity. It can also manifest itself if the inside pane of the glass experiences frigid temperatures.  If the condensation comes in contact with the wood without being addressed it will lead to dry rot.

Before committing to new windows, be sure you fully comprehend the manufacturer’s warranty, as this can vary widely between companies.  Be sure to confirm that the contractor performing your replacement window installation specializes in this type of work.  Without proper installation air infiltration is highly likely.  This increases energy bills and puts extra strain on a home’s HVAC system because it must work harder than normal to combat temperature fluctuations.

Windows being installed by Lindus Construction

Roof Replacement Tips

Many homeowners undergo the process of asphalt roof replacement only a few times in their life.  This can make shingle selection an overwhelming endeavor.  Because a roof is a major contributor to a home’s curb appeal, aesthetics should be considered. 

Expert roofers often utilize 3D imagery to allow homeowners to visualize what various shingle colors and styles can look like on their particular home.  GAF roofing wins favor with homeowners not only for their looks, but also their 50-year, non-prorated warranty that covers both labor and materials.  Timberline® HDZ™ Shingles are particularly impressive because of its unlimited wind warranty which is unheard of in the roofing industry.

Another popular shingle option is GAF Glenwood® shingles.  While a basic three-tab shingle averages three bundles of shingles to a square (10’x10’), Glenwood® uses 10 bundles of shingles to each square.  This equates to a thicker, more robust shingle that imitates the aesthetics of wood shakes.

GAF asphalt shingle roof

If ice dam damage has caused the need for a new roof, it’s to your benefit to retain the services of a contractor that has a working knowledge of insulation and ventilation.  It’s a sign that the contractor you’re working with is reputable if they are utilizing diagnostic testing to understand the root cause of your home’s ice dams.  Tools in a contractor’s arsenal can include a smoke stick, borescope, blower door, and infrared imaging gun.

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

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"We had 20 windows replaced … we went with triple pane windows. Lindus did a great job for us. They were very efficient and cleaned up after the job was finished."

Gary Z.
Mendota Heights, MN
December 14, 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

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

"The crew was quick and efficient; they did a good job with the clean-up. The roof looks great."

Barb A.
St. Croix Falls, WI
August 24, 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

"Your services and products are wonderful!  (And we have used Lindus three times now). The crews were gracious and hard-working."

Alan W.
St. Paul, MN
May 11, 2023
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