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How To Tell If Fiber Cement Is The Best Siding Choice

By | April 6th, 2020|

When you want new, fresh siding for your Des Moines-area home, you can decide between vinyl or fiber cement siding. How do you choose? Two basic measures can help you decide which is right for your needs: price and time. If you plan to stay in your Des Moines-area home for a while, opt for fiber cement siding. Though priced higher at installation than vinyl, rugged James Hardie fiber cement siding will outlast vinyl on looks, maintenance, durability, and weathering. […]

3 Reasons Why You Want Roofing Solutions From VanWeelden

By | March 2nd, 2020|

A roof is a challenge. It protects everything you own and love, from pets to people to property. You need to trust such a high-value part of your home to true problem solvers, like the friendly folks of VanWeelden Company. We are roofers extraordinaire for three reasons.  […]

22 Residential Roofing Terms You Should Know

By | February 3rd, 2020|

Dictionaries are not very sexy. They seldom attract much attention, until you need to know how to spell tough words like conscientious. A short dictionary, a glossary, is specific to a particular subject: Ancient Greek, roofing, or cooking terms, for example. A roofing glossary can be downright handy when fielding bids from prospective roofers. Knowledge of the following 22 roofing terms may not put you on a par with your roofer, but at least you will understand what your roofer is talking about. […]

Roof Leaks: What To Expect When You’re Inspecting

By | January 6th, 2020|

You have heard annual inspections and routine maintenance is the best way to preserve the life of your Des Moines-area home’s roof. Yet you aren’t quite sure … what goes into the inspection? Should you follow the roof inspector around, holding a flashlight and answering questions? Will you need to move the holiday decorations stored in the attic? Should you clean your roof before the inspection, so your professional roofer knows you care?  […]

3 Best Practices You Should Look For In Your Roofer

By | December 2nd, 2019|

Good, better, best; a highly respected catalog company started way back in 1893 by offering those three levels of many products. Roofing companies can be divided into those same ratings. To find the best roofer, look for these three best practices.  […]

How To Understand Your New Roof Warranty

By | November 4th, 2019|

Have you ever asked yourself, “How does a roof warranty work?” You get this sheaf of papers in the mail, or a roofing contractor hands you a little packet, and you wonder what it’s worth. The answer: a lot! Keep your warranty safe! Here’s why. […]

What Is The Best Residential Roofing Material

By | October 7th, 2019|

Finish this aphorism: One person’s meat is another person’s ___. Did you say “poison?” What is good for one homeowner is not right for another. So the best residential roofing material for your Des Moines-area house is up to you, so long as you know all the choices available.  […]

Roof Looks that Will Make Your Home Stand Out From the Rest

By | September 16th, 2019|

When is a great time to consider a sparkling new roof? When you have other projects planned, of course. Bundling home renovations makes economic sense, yes, but it also makes your scheduling easier.  […]

What You Need to Know About Your Role in a Roofing Project

By | September 9th, 2019|

You make the call, you sit back, and wait. Professional roofing crews arrive. What are you supposed to be doing while they are working?  […]

3 Best Things You Can Do for Your Home Roof

By | August 19th, 2019|

Replacing the roof on your home is considered a major investment. Therefore, it only makes sense to do what you can to ensure that your new or existing roof will achieve its projected lifespan. Here are the three best things you can do for your home roof to protect your investment. […]