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Tile Roofing is 2018’s Bold Design Choice

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. […]

By | February 5th, 2018|

Surround Your Home With Style by Choosing the Best Shingles

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. […]

By | January 8th, 2018|

Why Roof Replacement is the Best 2018 Focus

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. […]

By | January 4th, 2018|

Time to Replace Your Shingle Roof? How to Tell

  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: […]

By | December 4th, 2017|

Shingles — The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

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: […]

By | November 30th, 2017|

Pick the Shingle that Works Best for Your Home

  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: […]

By | November 27th, 2017|

3 Reasons Shingles are a Great Choice

  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: […]

By | November 20th, 2017|

What You Need to Know about Roofer Certifications

  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. […]

By | October 2nd, 2017|

How to Get Your Roof Ready for the Winter

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. […]

By | September 28th, 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 25th, 2017|