Your Des Moines home’s roof protects just about everything you own. You keep your furnishings, children, and memories safely tucked under that roof, so when you need expert roofing work, you need to find the best residential roofers. How do you decide which qualities to look for in a Des Moines roofer? Try these four tips!


Among residential roofers, the best have ample experience with a wide range of roofing products. They are not “locked in” to a single vendor, but know which manufacturer’s products will work best for each application.

VanWeelden Company, for example, works with all these companies:

  • Owens Corning
  • GAF
  • CertainTeed
  • EcoStar
  • DaVinci Roofscapes
  • Metro Roof Products
  • Ludowici Roof Tiles

Each company is strong in particular areas. For instance, DaVinci Roofscapes is the go-to standard for composite, long-wearing roofing materials.


A roofer interested only in turning a quick profit cannot also be interested in superior customer service. Sometimes, to maintain strong customer ties, you might actually lose a little money in ensuring a complete, flawless installation. But taking the long view, you have earned the trust of a customer, and that is priceless.

At VanWeelden Company we value customer service as one of the three main objectives of our business:

  1. Customer Service
  2. Professionalism
  3. Protecting the well-being of our employees and customers

Backing Our Word

Des Moines residential roofers need to back up their words with warranties, guarantees, and actions. A gallery of completed work is great but much better is knowing that every roof pictured in the gallery comes with a workmanship and manufacturer’s warranty. Not all residential roofers can make that claim. VanWeelden Company can, and we back our word with real warranties.

Complete Systems

A Des Moines home is really a set of integrated systems. The roof extends down to the gutters. The gutters protect the siding. The siding caps the foundation. Give yourself the benefit of finding residential roofers who have the expertise to also install siding, windows, decks and more. That way, the callback that may arise from a small roof repair could lead to great ideas on expanding a back deck, replacing drafty windows, or other improvements.

Please contact the VanWeelden Company to speak with our representatives. We can provide you with all the reassurance and credentials you need to select our firm to help your roof. We serve the greater Des Moines area with pride, skill, and quality.

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