John’s Bloomington, MN Home Remodel: LP® SmartSide®, SeasonGuard Window, Insulation, & LeafGuard® Gutter

When John’s Hennepin County home was built in 1963, wood was a popular siding material because of its beauty and price point.  However, homeowners that embraced this trend had several similar complaints.  These include the fact that it’s prone to dry rot, requires routine maintenance, and has minimal natural insulation.

Recognizing that his wood siding was failing and understanding that we are one of the top siding contractors serving Bloomington, MN and the surrounding area, John reached out to us to discuss his home improvement project.  While siding was a primary concern, other areas of the home he wanted feedback on included windows, gutters, and insulation.  We advised him that there are lots of reasons why it’s to a homeowner’s benefit to replace their siding and windows at the same time.

Here’s how the home’s exterior looked prior to us commencing work.

before photo

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Here’s a rundown of the products John picked to give his home a whole new look.

Selecting Durable Siding That Also Enhances Home Curb Appeal

Diamond Kote® is a unique pre-finish built on LP® SmartSide®.  Educated homeowners understand the importance of iron-clad siding warranties and LP® SmartSide® does not disappoint with their industry-leading 30-Year No Fade Warranty.  Homeowners appreciate that they can choose from 30 modern colors or create a custom color of their own.  In this case, it was important to select a siding color that remained true to the home’s architectural style and neighborhood.  However, because the siding has such a substantial lifespan, it was important to choose a tone that would stand the test of time.  Ultimately, John had our siding contractors install Pelican, from Diamond Kote®’s Dramatic Bolds line.  This line was created with the intention of creating depth and emotion in order to produce stunning results.

House Wrap & Fiberglass Batt Insulation

It’s always a wise idea to evaluate a home’s current level of insulation while planning a siding or general home remodeling project.  In this case, we utilized a two-prong approach.  The siding underlayment we suggested was Insultex® House Wrap.  It protects the wall cavity from air infiltration to increase the comfort of the home by reducing drafts and increasing home energy efficiency.  As an additional measure, new fiberglass batt insulation was installed in the exterior walls to provide a cozier Bloomington, MN home.  Get more facts about insulation, siding, and roofing.

Insultex® House Wrap was used to reduce drafts and increase energy efficiency.


Energy Efficient Window Installation:

The Upper Midwest is home to over 200 window manufacturers.  When picking the company to manufacturer SeasonGuard Windows, we felt it was important to know that they provide outstanding warranties, maximum energy efficiency, and an expanded visible glass area to allow in as much natural light as possible.  Our experience with them allows us to consider them the best windows for Minnesota’s climate.  John’s home windows were a combination of casement and awning.  To offer even further curb appeal, in addition to new window installations, we also installed burgundy-colored shutters.

Here’s how the completed project looked.

LP Diamond Kote Pelican

Rain Gutters Installations:

When partnering with a company for seamless gutter installation, the top priority for most Bloomington, MN homeowners is finding a product that’s aesthetically pleasing and maintenance-free.  LeafGuard® Brand Gutters were the perfect exclamation point for this home improvement project.  Not only is the patented system guaranteed never to clog, but also their patented seamless design gives the allure of crown molding on a home.

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Home Remodeling Reviews From Bloomington, MN Residents

"I had a very small gutter repair & replacement job (from a tree limb that came down on it) and the 2 guys that came out and did the work definitely did a 5 star job."

John S.
Bloomington, MN
March 8, 2024

 "Everything went well!"

Joan B.
Bloomington, MN
November 20, 2023

"Casey was amazing and very helpful (didn't feel like a pushy sales pitch)! The crew was quick respectful and did an excellent job cleaning up after they finished. It is amazing how new gutters and wrap make our home look. Thanks for a great experience!"  

Bloomington, MN
August 22, 2023

"I have used Andy Lindus and his crew for several home improvement projects and they have always done top notch work and have never failed to please. They have proven they do quality work that they stand behind. Their latest project for me is installing Glenwood Class 4 Shingles for which I have received a discount on my homeowners insurance premiums."

Linda E.
Bloomington, MN
August 14, 2023

"The city Inspector had no complaints. I couldn't be happier and I would HIGHLY recommend Lindus for anyone wanting to put in a new deck or hire a company that has talented and professional workers that really care about you and the final product."

Donna K.
Bloomington, MN
June 26, 2023

"Lindus just replaced the insulation in our attic and we were very pleased with how well the project went. Randall Bowman was very professional and went above and beyond to make sure everything went well. The installers, Zach, Kevin, and Ron communicated what they were doing as the project went along.  We will definitely be using Lindus again for any future projects.  Thanks guys!"

Sharon B.
Bloomington, MN
June 23, 2023
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