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How to Be an Appealing Roofing Customer

By | August 7th, 2017|

Any homeowner advice column will tell you to get three estimates for any major job, like roofing or exterior work. You may naturally feel like the roofing contractors you contact will be glad to come out, inspect your Des Moines home, and offer an estimate. How do you know, though, that you are attracting the best roofing contractors for the job? […]

3 Priority Actions for Your Roof This Year

By | August 2nd, 2017|

Quick — which do Des Moines homeowners get more of annually, rain or snow? It is a bit of a trick question, because, according to U.S. Climate Data, our Iowa homes are pounded by almost identical amounts: 35 inches of snow and 36 inches of rain annually. […]

5 Surefire Simple Things to Extend the Life of Your Roof

By | June 26th, 2017|

Your roof not only keeps your family safe and secure from the elements, it’s one of the most costly structural components of your home. Keeping the roof in the best possible condition is a surefire way to extend its useful life, and it’s easy to achieve if you do these five simple things. […]

Everything You Need to Know About Siding Replacement

By | June 19th, 2017|

The exterior siding is an essential structural component that helps protect your home from the elements, but the extreme weather we experience here in central Iowa is bound to take a toll on it over time. Signs that the siding is in need of replacement can include loose, cracked or rotted areas, interior water damage, mold and mildew growth and rising household energy bills. If you’re like most other homeowners, replacing the siding is a major investment so you want to make a wise choice. To enjoy the greatest benefit from having new siding installed, be sure to make these considerations a priority: […]

Are You Ready for a New Deck?

By | May 29th, 2017|

If you’re like many other Des Moines homeowners, you head out onto the deck to enjoy the warm weather at every opportunity. The deck extends your living space, and it’s an ideal spot for grilling and entertaining, or just relaxing. Since the deck sits outside throughout the changing seasons, non-stop exposure to hot sun, pounding rain, ice and heavy snow are bound to make it deteriorate. Here are some telltale warning signs that it’s time for a new deck. […]

Is There A Home Improvement Scammer in Your Life? Beware!

By | April 24th, 2017|

Home improvement scammers know that spring’s one of the best times to take advantage of homeowners. Here’s what you need to know to spot scams and avoid getting ripped off. […]

Your Roof is Screaming to Be Replaced. Listen Up!

By | April 17th, 2017|

Is your roof screaming to be replaced? Older homes need new roofs every twenty or more years, based on the type of roofing materials originally used. A roof can only be repaired for 20 years or less before it needs replacing. […]

What You Need to Know About Proper Gutter Installation

By | March 13th, 2017|

If it’s time to replace the gutters on your Des Moines home, you may be tempted to either tackle the job yourself or hire a handyman who’ll do the work inexpensively. This can backfire and end up costing you more in property damage, so it’s wiser to hire a pro who understands all about proper gutter installation. […]

How to Pick the Best Home Improvements

By | March 6th, 2017|

A home requires a lot of upkeep, and oftentimes, there are multiple repairs and improvements that need attention at the same time. If you’re not sure which improvements you should tackle first without overextending your budget, you can benefit from some prioritization advice. […]

Avoid These 3 Things; Prolong the Life of Your Roof!

By | February 27th, 2017|

You can’t avoid Mother Nature, but you can avoid taking your roofing system for granted. After all, your roof is a substantial investment that protects you, your loved ones and your home. Use these tips from your professional Des Moines residential roofers to ensure you’re doing right by your roof. […]