Dan & Marilyn’s Exterior House Renovation Project in Blaine, MN

Here at Lindus Construction, we’re committed to making each customer a customer for life.  It’s been nearly a decade since we completed our first home improvement project for Blaine, MN homeowners, Dan & Marilyn.  The trees surrounding their 1970’s era home continued to flourish, routinely leading to clogged gutters.  Uninterested in continuing to tackle this dangerous and messy chore, they opted to have us install LeafGuard® Brand Gutters.  Accompanied with the Good Housekeeping Seal, a lifetime workmanship guarantee, and a no-clog warranty, they offer homeowners the ultimate peace of mind.  As the years progressed, the couple continuously reached out to us to be their Blaine custom home remodeling company.

Major Hailstorm In Blaine, MN Damaged Decking, Windows, Roofing & Gutters

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The roof was less than a year old when it was damaged by hail.

In June of 2017, one of the most disastrous hailstorms to hit the Twin Cities in recent memory sent snow plows to clear the hail that littered the streets.  It wasn’t long before storm chasing contractors descended upon the hardest hit areas going door-to-door in search of work.  By that point the couple had been in their home for 25 years and felt strongly we could not only restore their home to its pre-storm beauty, but we also suggested enhancements to make the home look even better than it had before the storm.  Here’s a list of solutions we proposed:

New Roof Installation With Ultra-Durable Timberline Shingles

Sadly, Dan & Marilyn’s current roof was less than a year old when they were forced to submit a hail damage roof insurance claim.  Again, they opted for Weathered Wood Timberline Ultra HD® shingles by North America’s largest manufacturer of roofing, GAF.  Fabricated in several layers, the shingles are attractive and stay looking that way because they come with StainGuard® protection which wards off the hideous algae that can grow on a roof.  Homeowners that install this shingle appreciate the shingles’ ability to withstand winds of up to 130 mph.

Replaced Rotted Wooden Deck

One of the features Dan & Marilyn had appreciated about their home when they purchased it was the beautiful backyard cedar deck.  Through routine maintenance, they’d managed to get an impressive 25 year lifespan out of it.  When it came time for deck replacement, they’d again opted for cedar.  However, the contactor they entrusted the work to utilized builder grade materials and within ten years the cedar had rotted out.  With the resolve to never have to replace their deck again, the couple asked for our assistance with composite deck designs.

Why Dan & Marilyn Chose A Composite Deck

We suggested the use of AZEK® decking because of its stability and color-holding properties.  The product is accompanied with a 30-year limited fade, stain, and limited lifetime warranty.  When compared with traditional wood decking, AZEK® had  a more flex feel to it when you walk on it.  The color the couple selected was BrownStone and we utilized hidden fasteners and coated matching screws to give a look of continuity.  To enhance the deck’s beauty and provide contrast, we encouraged the installation of custom fabricated FortressTM Aluminum black railings with 3” posts.  For the deck footings, we installed a Diamond Pier system which is specifically built to withstand the freeze and thaw that happens annually in Minnesota better than an average concrete pier can.  In addition, they’re installed easier and faster than conventional footings.

View another AZEK® deck installation we performed.


Destroyed Window Wraps Encouraged Window Replacement

The force of the hail caused the need for the home’s window wraps to be replaced, which presented the opportunity to install new energy efficient windows in areas of the home where they were needed.  We suggested the installation of SeasonGuard casement windows.  SeasonGuard vinyl windows come with triple pane glass and are lauded for their energy efficiency. They come with a long list of industry-leading warranties including one that covers glass breakage.  To complete the look of the exterior, the couple selected brown aluminum window wraps that matched their Musket Brown LeafGuard® Gutters.

Learn the Steps Our Steps Our Team Utilizes to Achieve Optimum Window Installation: 

Dan’s Review Of His Blaine, MN Exterior Remodel

When asked to review his experience with our company, Dan said, “I’ve been using Lindus Construction for many years, because EVERYTHING they do, they do well. They have put on gutters, a new roof, siding, windows, doors, a new deck, and even drain tiles. Everything is done perfectly. I’ve tried many contractors in the past. None even come close to Lindus.” 

Reviews From Blaine, MN Homeowners:

"We have used Lindus Construction for 3 projects in the past. Two were at our old house which included a new deck and a metal roof. We also had them replaced our hail damaged roof in Blaine and included installation LeafGuard® Gutters. The employees are professional and keep you informed on their progress on the job."

James W.
Blaine, MN
December 14, 2023

"Everything is up and looks good.  Thanks for your help with this."

Jeff D.
Blaine, MN
November 22, 2023

"I would just like to compliment Randahl for excellent work and customer service skills.  Every time he was at our home, he was professional, thorough, extremely pleasant, and explained things well.  You are very lucky to have such an outstanding employee!"

Vicki F.
Blaine, MN
March 25, 2023

"The work and products used were excellent. All the employees and phone contacts were so knowledgeable and helpful in making our decisions about remodeling. The end results are beautiful."

Neil O.
Blaine, MN
June 19, 2022

There’s not a better company out there! We have LeafGuard® on our house, two of our neighbors do as well, and one neighbor with all new windows installed by Lindus. You get what you pay for and I agree - there’s no regret with Lindus Construction!

Tim M.
Blaine, MN
February 19, 2022

"Very happy with Lindus! Would definitely recommend them!!"

Karen H.
Blaine, MN
December 24, 2021

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