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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

Footings:

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

Frame:

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

Railing:

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:

"We used Lindus Construction for our window replacement project and we could not be happier. From the sales process through the installation, everything was done professionally and with a level of detail that exceeded our expectations.  We went with Infinity from Marvin® replacement windows. Not only are they beautiful, they've also made our home quieter.  If you're thinking of replacing your old windows you owe it yourself to talk with Lindus Construction."

Jerri N.
Woodbury, MN
April 25, 2024

"Great job on both projects!  I had two decks and four windows replaced. The crews were amazing, answered all my questions, and cleaned up after completion." - Joan S.

Joan S.
Woodbury, MN
April 19, 2024

"Lindus was great not only for sales and installation but also for after installation support. No regrets and I would use them again."

Thomas R.
Woodbury, MN
December 17, 2023

"Great job on my decks. They started the work on time, completed job in a timely manner. Thomas and Dylan were great to work with, always took the time to answer my questions and keep me informed."

Joan S.
Woodbury MN
December 15, 2023

"Hunter Moegenburg with Lindus Construction took off the LeafGuard® Gutters and repaired the rotted fascia and replaced the gutters.  Hunter did a great job of explaining the work.  It looks like he did good job."

David S.
Woodbury, MN
December 2, 2023

"Very pleased with work completed by Lindus. Lucas was very thorough in pulling together the estimate and siding/roofing work met our expectations. The crews also did a good job cleaning up the work site once their work was done. Would definitely recommend them."

Mary M.
Woodbury, MN
June 25, 2023
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