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Alan’s Apple Valley, MN Steel Siding Project

Over the years, we had assisted Alan in Apple Valley, MN with an array of projects including: GAF Timberline shingles, insulation, a patio door, LeafGuard® Brand Gutters, and a deck railing. This time when he reached out to us, he recognized that his current siding was nearing the end of its lifespan and wanted our expert advice on installing siding on his home.

When it comes to installing siding, the biggest decision a homeowner has to make is the material. This holds particularly true in Minnesota where the highest and temperatures ever recorded are 174 °F apart. We were able to confidently suggest seamless steel siding on this property for a variety of reasons. Unlike most vinyl options, seamless steel siding holds up well against denting, scratching and repeated exposure to direct sunlight. It’s environmentally friendly because each piece is cut to the precise size needed. Any scraps leftover are recyclable. A unique property of this material is that it reflects, rather than absorbs, radiant heat in the summer. This keeps a home cooler. The lifespan of seamless steel siding is far superior to vinyl products.

siding before

Once Alan had determined that seamless steel siding was his preferred material, it was time to determine a siding color. This decision can be an intimidating one because no other factor has a more significant impact on a home’s curb appeal. Those with the most long-term happiness with their home’s siding color understand that you must take into account the home’s architectural style, neighborhood, and current trends. The home’s previous color was a brown hue with orange undertones, which was much more noticeable than the neighbors’ on each side that had homes in neutral colors. After some reflection, a sage green was chosen as the new siding color. This was an excellent choice for a neighborhood with an abundance of mature tree and a beautiful accompaniment to the rich brown tone of the shingles we had installed a few years earlier.

siding after

Although, home energy efficiency is most often discussed during window and insulation projects, siding projects provide an optimum opportunity to examine this issue. On this project, we utilized Insultex™ House Wrap®. What sets this material apart from ordinary house wraps is that it’s the thinnest insulated house wrap with an R-value. This term is used to measure thermal resistance, and is most commonly used when referring to the insulating qualities of your home thus increasing energy efficiency. In addition, Insultex™ House Wrap® wins high marks for its moisture vapor permeability, along with its water and air resistance.

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Lindus Construction Reviews From Apple Valley, MN Homeowners:

"The crew at Lindus is prompt and very particular about the work they do! The job is done right the first time."

Peter K.
Apple Valley, MN
April 21, 2022

"Lindus Construction was selected to replace six windows in my home. The crew arrived on schedule and performed the installation in two days. The workers did a great job and were very careful in cleanup and avoiding the tracking of snow into my living space. The work was carried out in a very professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend the company to others."

Tom N.
Apple Valley, MN
February 10, 2022

"Excellent experience; from estimate and price quote to expert installation and workmanship, a very professional and positive process. Very satisfied customer; would recommend to others."

Gregory S.
Apple Valley, MN
October 31, 2021

"Jason, lead carpenter, and his helpers Brock and Scott, took our latest Lindus project (installing a new laminated beam for our front entry) to heart making sure the project was done right the first time. They were courteous, informative, and hard workers even cleaning the floor of our garage when the project was finished. Jason, Brock, and Scott will receive my seal of approval for a job well-done. Thank you Lindus!"

Robert B.
Apple Valley, MN
September 21, 2021

"Great work.  Arrived when they said they would. Work was done fast. Good communication. Got a lot of rain right after they were installed and they have worked great so far."

Danielle S.
Apple Valley, MN
September 9, 2021

"Great work. Gutters are working very well."

Bryan S.
Apple Valley, MN
September 9, 2021
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