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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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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.  […]

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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.  […]

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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. […]

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How You Can Know The Lifespan Of Your Siding

  As your home’s first line of defense against the elements, siding is built to last…or, should be built to last. Like other parts of your home – such as your roof – siding eventually wears out or becomes damaged and needs to be replaced. But what is the lifespan of siding? The answer depends on several factors. […]

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