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

"Our house needed new gutters and a new roof. Jake Calleja from Lindus came to our home to evaluate what we needed. He was very professional and thorough. The crews that did the work were very professional and efficient.  This winter we were concerned about ice in our gutters. We called Jake at the start of a business day and by 10:00 there was a service person here to check it out.  We will definitely use Lindus and Jake for any future roof, siding or window needs."

Shannah P.
Bloomington, MN
May 25, 2023

"Josh and Tim did very professional job, they did excellent work and very friendly guys. Thank you."

Keith S.
Bloomington, MN
February 17, 2023

"Josh was here today and said the installers did a great job.  Looking forward to seeing you for the door estimate."

John R.
Bloomington, MN
February 2, 2023

"Please recognize Jake & Jim Maves for their outstanding work in installing the back door to my 100 year-old house. The inspector came to inspect the door today.  He said the workmanship was excellent! I am so happy with the installation which required a skilled carpenter. It was my good fortune that you sent Jake & Jim to do the job. They were both customer friendly while at the same time dedicated to getting the job done to perfection!. THANK YOU!"  

Pat M.
Bloomington, MN

"Always polite and considerate. Last inspection was a quality control and I was impressed with him and his thorough inspection. Great job!"

Irene S.
Bloomington, MN
December 20, 2022

"My wood deck separated from the house. They removed it and replaced it with a beautiful new maintenance-free deck." 

Ron S.
Bloomington, MN
September 29, 2022
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