Doug & Mindi’s St. Louis Park, MN Siding and Gutter Project

It was 2004 when Doug and Mindi moved into their St. Louis Park, MN home.  The Eliot neighborhood is host to two parks, making it a great place to raise their sons.  When they noticed that the pale green siding that had been on their home since well before they purchased it was at the end of its lifespan and they began researching siding contractors to get new siding installed on their single level home.

old siding
Here’s how the home’s siding looked before work began.

After considering the siding options we offer, they opted for a combination of materials.  On the front of house, woodgrain embossed steel siding was selected because it provided the look of wood paneling.  For the garage and the other three sides of the house, LP® SmartSide® was chosen.  This material also made a lot of sense for a 1960’s era home.  That’s because it imitates the aesthetics of wood which was often used for siding in that decade.  However, unlike wood, LP® SmartSide® utilizes the SmartGuard® fabrication process which protects against fungal decay and termites.

Once material had been decided, Doug and Mindi began evaluating house siding colors.  It can be a challenge to choose a hue that’s both trendy and will stand the test of time.  Other considerations included the home’s style and age.  Furthermore, a savvy homeowner understands that it’s wise to take into consideration the color palette of other neighborhood homes.  Rather than forcing our clients to imagine what various siding options could look like, we offer 3D renderings.  This technology allows us to show clients what siding options would look like on their actual property.

This 3D rendering allowed the clients to visualize how their siding would look.

After taking time to evaluate the seemingly limitless color combinations, Doug and Mindi made their final decisions.  For the front of their house, they chose a rich brown for the upper half of the siding.  The lower half was brick that had been painted to green to match the home’s previous siding.  To provide a more desirable contrast, the brick was painted white.  A deep gray LP® SmartSide® called Peppercorn was installed on the garage and the other three sides of the home.  Not only do these colors contrast perfectly, they will also will stand the test of time.

metal siding
On the front of house, woodgrain embossed steel siding was selected.

A desirable feature of Doug and Mindi’s lot is the stately trees that provide ample shade during the summer months.  However, once fall approaches, they routinely shower piles of leaves all over the property.  Not interested in tackling the dangerous and time-consuming chore of cleaning their gutters, they opted to have us install LeafGuard® Brand Gutters.  Backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal, they’re the patented, one-piece system guaranteed never to clog or we clean them for free.  As part of this portion of the project, hidden vent soffit and fascia were also installed.  This configuration masks conventional perforated vents and filters in more air for enhanced home ventilation.

Lp Smartside
A deep gray hue of LP® SmartSide® called Peppercorn was installed on the garage and three sides of the home.

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Lindus Construction Reviews from St. Louis Park, MN Homeowners

"Lindus installed a new front entranceway. They did a great job, high quality and very professional. Even the building inspector was very impressed with the work."

John V.
St. Louis Park, MN
November 3, 2022

"The best gutters to have, they work as they claim."

Cindy N.
St. Louis Park, MN
September 21, 2021

"The new gutter looks great."

Gerald F.
St. Louis Park, MN
July 23, 2021

"Excellent contractor.  Showed up on time and did quality work."

John A.
St. Louis Park, MN
July 22, 2021

"They installed new gutters that should never need cleaning. They were on time, had all the materials needed and completed the job quickly. Also cleaned up after the job was completed, very satisfied with their work."

Rod I.
St. Louis Park, MN
July 22, 2021

"Although Lindus was not the lowest bid, because of their excellent ratings on Angie's List we selected them to do the project. Removing 14 double hung wood windows and two large bay windows (including frames & interior trim), cutting back the exterior siding slightly, replacing with Infinity® from Marvin units and installing new interior trim was a four day project for the crew of three. It is doggone rare to find a company that takes this kind of pride in their work any more, but Lindus definitely does. Would we recommend them? We already have. With pleasure."

Thomas R.
St. Louis Park, MN
October 13, 2020
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