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Tile Roofing is 2018’s Bold Design Choice

By | February 5th, 2018|

Tile roofs have lasted for centuries. Examples abound around the world: India, China, Japan, and European countries are dotted with historic structures capped with beautiful, durable tile roofs. While many people immediately think of the characteristic half-curved Spanish Tile, many modern terracotta designs offer great variety. The timeless elegance and economic practicality of tile makes tile roofing a great 2018 design choice for your Des Moines home. […]

Surround Your Home With Style by Choosing the Best Shingles

By | January 8th, 2018|

Most people do not associate their Des Moines homes’ roofs with the word “drama,” but with the right shingle design, your home can be a dramatic standout in your neighborhood. Whether you want to add curb appeal and stylish drama to your home, or prefer something to blend into the surroundings, you can find high style and practicality with the best shingles from top manufacturers. […]

Why Roof Replacement is the Best 2018 Focus

By | January 4th, 2018|

The average value of a Des Moines home is $117,800, according to Data USA. Protecting that investment starts at the roofline. Yes, you need to keep your foundations dry and free of cracks, you need windproof siding and sturdy windows, but the roof shelters your entire house. If your house is 20+ years old, 2018 may be the New Year for a new roof. […]

Time to Replace Your Shingle Roof? How to Tell

By | December 4th, 2017|

  If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t look at your roof often, so you may not notice it has deteriorated badly until problems develop that cause costly damage to your home. If you can identify any of the following warning signs, it’s wise to have your shingle roofing inspected to determine if it needs replacement: […]

Shingles — The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

By | November 30th, 2017|

If your home’s roof is due for replacement, choosing a shingle is one of the most important decisions you’ll face. There is a wide range of shingle roofing products on the market today, and weeding out the good from the bad and the ugly can seem like an overwhelming task. Here are some considerations to help you find the ideal shingle that stands out from the rest: […]

Pick the Shingle that Works Best for Your Home

By | November 27th, 2017|

  If you’re planning to replace your home’s aging roof and you’ve been investigating the variety of shingles on the market, you know you’ve got a tough decision ahead to pick the one that’s going to work best for your home. Here are some key factors to weigh to help you make the best possible choice: […]

3 Reasons Shingles are a Great Choice

By | November 20th, 2017|

  Replacing the roof on your Des Moines home is a big expense that you’ll probably only face once or twice over decades of home ownership. If the time has come for a replacement, you have a number of different materials to choose from. When you’re comparing all your material options, be sure to consider these three reasons why shingle roofing is hands-down the best choice: […]

What You Need to Know about Roofer Certifications

By | October 2nd, 2017|

  When the roof on your home needs repairs or a replacement, you shouldn’t have to worry about sub-par workmanship, poor customer service or whether you’ll have warranty coverage if problems develop down the road. Checking for manufacturer certifications offers you a worry-free way to find well-qualified, dependable residential roofers. […]

How to Get Your Roof Ready for the Winter

By | September 28th, 2017|

The cooler days of fall have arrived, with winter nipping close at their heels. Whether you’re prepared for it or not, the snow and ice that accompany the season will soon be planting themselves on your roof. That can be bad news if you haven’t made sure your roof is ready for heavy loads of winter precipitation. Fortunately, there’s still time to make sure your roof is as prepared for winter as possible. […]

How to Make Your Commercial Roof Pay for Itself

By | September 25th, 2017|

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: […]