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Sandy’s Minneapolis Insulation, Garage, Dormer, & Bathroom Project

old garage
The original garage had only one stall and bricks that were crumbling.

Upon the passing of their mother, Sandy and her brother inherited her Northeast Minneapolis home in the Waite Park neighborhood.  Their intention was to find a purchaser for the property, but they knew that significant improvements would be needed in order for the 1940’s bungalow to attract a buyer.  Their list of improvements was substantial.  The electrical wasn’t up to code.  It lacked adequate insulation and ventilation which was leading to ice dams in frigid Minnesota temperatures.  Some of the bricks in the wall of the single stall garage had begun to crumble and the structure was beyond repair.  A newer and larger one would be needed to make the home attractive to potential buyers.  Another downside to the house was that it had four bedrooms but only one bathroom, something that would be a difficult objection to overcome.

In her own words, Sandy recounts just some of the experiences she has had with our company: “I believe the thing that made my late husband & I first choose Lindus Construction/Midwest LeafGuard®, at least 10 years ago, is that we were helping parents & older relatives who couldn’t/shouldn’t be on ladders any longer have new gutters installed that didn’t need to be cleaned out. So Lindus Construction/Midwest LeafGuard® was the place to start after we had seen/heard about that product.  As our projects got going, we learned of other construction that Lindus Construction offered & so we continued with Lindus for our projects. Our projects included new siding, windows, and doors at our home & then branched out to the cabin & now to our mom’s house that my brother & I inherited.” 

When it came to choosing materials for the project, Sandy appreciated her project manager’s consultative approach.  On the garage and dormer, she wanted a low-maintenance material that matched the home’s current brick and stone front.  A combination of chocolate colored LP® SmartSide® and bricks from the previous garage were used to side the garage and allow it to complement the home.  Brown metal roofing was used on both the dormer and the garage roof in order to provide a unified look.  To address the ice dam issue, we utilized spray foam insulation.

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The newly added bathroom after completion.

The new bathroom within the home contained a pedestal sink which worked well because of the minimal floor space it utilized.  A walk-in shower was included and tile.  White and blue proved to be a winning combination to create a tranquil space.

Sandy’s already planning her next project with us for her cabin and had this to say about the conclusion of this project: “Both my brother & I plus our renter, who is interested in purchasing the house now that the renovations are completed, are satisfied with the quality of workmanship.  The job site was kept clean & safe which was important since our renter was living there with his dog throughout the whole process.  I am very likely to recommend Lindus Construction/Midwest LeafGuard™ to others.”

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The new two stall garage with metal roofing and LP SmartSide.
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Exterior look at the new dormer.

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May 23, 2022

"Everything went well - the crew was courteous and professional, the project finished ahead of schedule, and there was no leftover debris or refuse.

Todd S.
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May 16, 2022

"They were contracted to insulate the garage ceiling which they did in a two-step process with both foam and blown-in insulation. They then returned to put up new gutters facia and soffits in a two day process that was professional, neat , and used materials economically."

Stephen G.
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April 28, 2022

"Ryan did the trim on 2 of my windows a few weeks ago. Awesome job, Ryan! When he left, not a scrap of anything was left in the yard. Would never have known anyone had been there....well, except for the great trim job! Thanks again."

Susan N.
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April 6, 2022

The entire Lindus Team is top notch including our sales consultant Doug, the window installation crew, office and follow up. We had all of our windows and trim completely replaced with new Marvin Infinity® windows, and a few doors with Marvin and ProVia and everything is great! Great quality workmanship and attention to detail with the installation crew. Great guys!”

Jerry W.
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December 17, 2021
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