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Top 5 Reasons for Pesky Gutter Leaks and How to Fix Them

Repairing a leaking gutter will cost you a few hundred dollars. The cost of replacing broken or leaking guttering may run a bit higher. However, the structural damage from broken guttering can be downright expensive. Gutter leaks cause major leaks in your home, and cracks in the foundation and walls. Your siding may start to rot, affecting the beauty of your home. […]

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How Many Downspouts Do I Need With My New Gutters?

Roofs are big, easy investments. Your home needs one roof. But with gutters how many downspouts do you need? Should you just have your gutter installer copy what you already have, even if you occasionally get overflowing gutters? Or should you hire hydraulic engineers and rocket scientists? Is there a middle ground? […]

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How Can I Tell What Fiber Cement Siding Is Made Of?

What is unobtainium made of? Nothing; unobtainium does not exist except in the fevered dreams of engineers and Hollywood scriptwriters. What is fiber cement siding made of? Ah! That we can answer, since it only has five ingredients.  […]

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How To Decide If Fiber Cement Siding Is Better Than Vinyl

No one product suits everyone. Which siding — fiber cement or vinyl — is right for your home? Only you can decide on the right siding, but having a little background knowledge can help.  […]

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How To Tell When It Is Time To Replace Your Exterior Doors

Knowing when to replace doors on your Des Moines-area home is essential for sustaining your home’s security, curb appeal, and resale value. When visitors and guests arrive at your house, the front door is their first opportunity to see, close up, how well you maintain your home. Replacing exterior doors is as much about energy efficiency, security, and pride as it is about style and good looks.  […]

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3 Ways Exterior Painting In The Rain Can Ruin Your Curb Appeal

Can Des Moines homeowners climb on their roofs? Can you leave a propane grill outside in the winter? Can you do exterior painting in the rain? No, yes, and no. And that last one really matters, for three important reasons.  […]

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5 Causes Of Roof Damage & How To Help Prevent Them

How will you know when your roof is damaged? Among the top causes of roof damage, these five rank high. […]

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5 Things To Know Before Choosing The Best Windows

Your home will be instantly uplifted with new windows. To transform a home, boost curb appeal, and increase energy efficiency, nothing beats new windows. Here are five ways to evaluate which windows are best for your Des Moines-area home. […]

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Why Your Home (and Siding) Needs Exterior Painting

Own a home and never be bored. Inside, you worry over heating systems, plumbing, and the perfect shade of jewel box ocher paint for your guest room. Keeping up your home’s beautiful outside often means professional exterior painting. […]

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3 Reasons Why Your Gutters Are Overflowing

Yuck! The water that should be rushing out your downspouts and away from your home is falling like a muddy curtain across the front of your home. Why do gutters overflow? […]

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