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How to Save Money on Your Roof Over Time

    How long will you be in your Des Moines-area home? A few years? A few decades? Saving money on your home’s roof can be either a quick turnaround or a long game. The choice of strategy matters when dealing with residential roofers Des Moines homeowners look to for roof work. […]

By | September 18th, 2017|

How to Make Your Commercial Roof Pay for Itself

Your goal as a commercial property owner or manager is to have the building assets pay for themselves. Managing your roofing asset skillfully can help prolong its service life and increase your ROI by postponing a costly tear-off and replacement. A properly maintained roof can also pay for itself by saving you money on other expenditures, such as: […]

By | September 14th, 2017|

What You Need to Know About Gutters for Your Home

If you’re planning to invest in new gutters, you don’t want to settle for a mediocre product that leaves your home and landscaping vulnerable to rain damage. When you’re comparing different gutters, you’ll find easier to separate the good from the great when you know the key factors to consider: […]

By | August 28th, 2017|

Smart Ways to Decrease Fire Danger Around Your Home

As a homeowner, you’re likely very aware of the most common causes of house fires and how to prevent them. You probably get your chimney cleaned and combustion equipment like the furnace, gas range and water heater serviced regularly, and you take proper precautions with cooking equipment and space heaters, and use power bars and extension cords wisely. Here are some other smart steps that you can take to help reduce the risk of a house fire even further: […]

By | August 21st, 2017|

How to Be an Appealing Roofing Customer

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? […]

By | August 7th, 2017|

3 Priority Actions for Your Roof This Year

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. […]

By | August 2nd, 2017|

5 Surefire Simple Things to Extend the Life of Your Roof

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. […]

By | June 26th, 2017|

Everything You Need to Know About Siding Replacement

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: […]

By | June 19th, 2017|

Are You Ready for a New Deck?

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. […]

By | May 29th, 2017|

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

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. […]

By | April 24th, 2017|