Joanne’s Deck Installation in Woodbury, MN

Those purchasing new homes are often surprised to learn that many homebuilders do not install decks. Instead, they leave it up to the home purchaser to determine their preferred decking material and floorplan.  This was the case for our client, Joanne, who purchased a new home last year.  Appreciating our sterling reputation, expert craftsmanship, and attention to detail, she turned to our deck builders for advice on constructing the perfect double decker deck for her Woodbury, MN home.  Here are the maintenance-free materials and deck parts we suggested that would provide a modern look.

Deck Installation From The Ground Up


For the deck footings, we advised that the best material to use was helical piers.  A helical pier is a steel foundation pin that is installed using an auger.  This approach is faster and cheaper than hand dug footings.

steel deck framing & helical piers


While most decks are built with wooden frames, Joanne was open to the use of Fortress® steel frame once she understood the benefits.  First, steel frames required less deck posts to be used which creates a cleaner look.  Steel deck frames also offer strength and durability.  A downside of using lumber is that contractors must make everything plumb and square.  Steel deck framing circumnavigates this issue.  In terms of aesthetics, steel deck frames offer a more modern look than green treated lumber.  Steel deck frames also offer longevity and attractive warranties.

steel frame deck with TimberTech AZEK


Joanne was set on a deck railing installation that was maintenance-free, sturdy, and classy.  Understanding this, we suggested the use of a Fortress® steel railing.  The railing comes pre-welded and offers an upscale version of classic wrought iron railings.  In addition, it is coated in a propriety powder coating, ensuring that it looks its best for years to come.

steel deck frame & TimberTech AZEK

Deck Boards:

Wanting the very best deck installation for her new Woodbury, MN home, Joanne opted to use TimberTech® AZEK decking from the vintage collection.  The boards are made from capped polymer which is absent of organic sawdust.  This is particularly important in the Twin Cities because deck boards with sawdust included have a shorter shelf life because of the rampant temperature and humidity fluctuations Minnesota faces throughout the year. Joanne appreciated that her new deck offered the low-gloss finish and woodgrain that cedar decks offer without the worry or hassle of staining.

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After her project was completed, Joanne left us the following online review, “Very happy with my new steel deck and LeafGuard® Gutters.  Installed quickly and professionally. Everything looks great!  I would definitely recommend Lindus Construction.”

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Reviews From Woodbury, MN Homeowners:

"I've dealt with Lindus on the different homes and they are always on time, do excellent work and communicate really well. Brandon Larson just went through a new contract with me for replacing a storm damaged roof, and he was always on time and carefully went through all the paperwork with me."

Judith S.
Woodbury, MN
May 17, 2023

"The guys were phenomenal. The install looks great!"

Jason M.
Woodbury, MN
February 28, 2023

"This is the second time we have used Lindus. This was a small job for additional gutters that I didn't get done 5 years ago. They did just as good work on the small job as they did on the larger project. I would definitely recommend and use them again. And I would recommend LeafGuard® Gutters. No more going out in the middle of a storm on a slippery ladder to try to unclog gutters..."

Thomas R.
Woodbury, MN
September 29, 2022

"Lindus did an excellent job on our shingle and LeafGuard® Gutter replacement after this spring’s hail storm. Lindus had previously replaced our windows, doors, siding, and insulation, so we are sold on the quality of their work.  My wife and I were home during the roofing process and it was noisy from the start. Later in the afternoon, we noticed the silence.  No more thumping!! We went outside and the area around our home was immaculate!! Not only did they do a great job on the roof, they did an excellent cleanup. The next day the crew came to remove and replace our LeafGuard® system. That installation went smoothly as well."    

George M.
Woodbury, MN
September 1, 2022

" One of my 16-year-old LeafGuard® Gutters installed by Lindus developed a flow problem.  I contacted Lindus and was told my lifetime warranty was good and in a few days, Hunter came to the house and fixed it, no charge. 16 years!  That is HIGH INTEGRITY!  Makes me wish I had another project for them to do for me. Thanks Lindus!"

Hunter M.
Woodbury, MN
August 30, 2022

"We want to thank you for coordinating this project.  The crew did an excellent job on Tuesday.  We were especially impressed with the clean-up job they did Tuesday afternoon.  Yesterday, the guys took the existing LeafGuard® Gutters off and reinstalled the new LeafGuard® Gutters.  Everything went great.  Thanks again for your assistance and support."

Pat & George M.
Woodbury, MN
August 25, 2022
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