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

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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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Lindus Construction Reviews From Minneapolis Homeowners

"Professional, friendly and efficient. Installed a new entry door and storm in half a day. This included expanding the original opening of the door. Left the the space clean and door looks beautiful . Excellent quality."

Mary Anne L.
Minneapolis, MN
March 2, 2021

"My husband and I got LeafGuard® Gutters for our home.  It was done in a timely manner with knowledgeable installers, so much so that we are slated to have our roof and two storm doors done."

Marykay B.
Minneapolis, MN
January 22, 2021

"Home ownership and maintenance can be daunting. Selecting the best company to address the ongoing needs of your home is critical, which is based on trust for the necessary services. Without reservation, we HIGHLY recommend Lindus Construction, for the company’s high standards, workmanship, warranty commitment, and dedication to customer service. We know that we have made the BEST choice for our roofing project, and our three LeafGuard® projects."

Anna & Tom E.
Minneapolis, MN
January 21, 2021

"I've used Lindus for two projects now and have been very happy with the experience both times.  I have enjoyed working with your company and appreciate the quality of work that you do."

Soo-Young L.
Minneapolis, MN
January 4, 2021

"We have used Lindus for several projects and this one, like all the rest, have been completed on time and in a very professional manner. We have and will continue to strongly recommend Lindus."

Ron S.
Minneapolis, MN
December 14, 2020

"All the service was great."

Neil S.
Minneapolis, MN
December 12, 2020
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