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How To Choose The Best Roofing Contractor

If you are like most homeowners in the Des Moines area, you need roof work done only a few times in your life. When you do need help, you ask yourself, “How do I choose a roofing contractor?” Nobody expects you to be an instant expert on selecting the right roofing contractor. Here are 10 signs telling you that you picked the best.  […]

By | July 6th, 2020|

How To Protect Your Home With HardiPlank Siding

Lotus leaves. Bird feathers. Nature created these completely waterproof materials, according to Scientific American. The lowly lotus leaf even inspired the development of a waterproofing polypropylene coating which may soon be suitable for commercial applications. You do not have to wait for technology to catch up, however, when you take advantage of the tough, water-resistant barrier available with HardiePlank siding.  […]

By | June 8th, 2020|

4 Reasons To Hire A James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor

You see little labels on contractor websites all the time for manufacturers’ designated programs of excellence, but what do they really mean? When you see the James Hardie Elite Preferred contractor label, you see your guarantee of getting the highest quality installation for your Iowa home.  […]

By | May 4th, 2020|

How To Tell If Fiber Cement Is The Best Siding Choice

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. […]

By | April 6th, 2020|

3 Reasons Why You Want Roofing Solutions From VanWeelden

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.  […]

By | March 2nd, 2020|

22 Residential Roofing Terms You Should Know

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. […]

By | February 3rd, 2020|

Roof Leaks: What To Expect When You’re Inspecting

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?  […]

By | January 6th, 2020|

3 Best Practices You Should Look For In Your Roofer

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.  […]

By | December 2nd, 2019|

How To Understand Your New Roof Warranty

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. […]

By | November 4th, 2019|

What Is The Best Residential Roofing Material

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.  […]

By | October 7th, 2019|