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Which Residential Shingle Is Right For You

By | March 4th, 2019|

Very few Des Moines homeowners live in low-slope (flat roof) homes. Most of us pride ourselves on the beauty of our home’s roofs — how the color, style, and material harmonize or complement our houses. Selecting a new roof is a big decision. The wrong color, shingle pattern or thickness can be a mistake you have to live with for years. Take your time considering the right residential shingle for your home. […]

Make The World Better By Recycling Your Roof

By | February 4th, 2019|

One way to think about Iowa is it is one small spot on a very large spaceship hurtling around the sun. Though big, the earth is finite, and so are its tremendous resources. Only a foolish astronaut would deliberately contaminate limited supplies. That’s the attitude we at VanWeelden Company take when recycling shingles. We want to make the world better by encouraging all our customers to recycle their roofs. […]

How Our Move Serves You Better

By | January 28th, 2019|

What do you do when you are a successful business growing out of your original office space? You move, sure, but you do not lose a single step in your stride. You keep your customers happy, you provide the same level of excellent service. You continue to get every job done, on time and well. […]

How We Raise The Roof With Excellent Customer Service

By | January 14th, 2019|

A certain Orlando resort is known for making kids happy, but did you know the first key to customer service for that mouse-centric company is not fun, but safety? […]

Here To Fill A Need: Vanweelden

By | January 7th, 2019|

Many hopeful inventors create solutions in answer to a problem. […]

How To Prove Community Is Important To You

By | December 21st, 2018|

Like it or not, we speak to our neighbors in nearly every purchase we make. […]

Why Certifications Are Important When Choosing Your Roofer

By | December 10th, 2018|

Children often think mighty highly of themselves, yet cringe when judged by others. […]

Be Confident In Your Contractor Choice

By | November 26th, 2018|

Roofing is a competitive business. Some roofers rise (no pun intended) to the top, while others move on to other construction specialties. […]

Your 4 Roofing Options And How To Pick One

By | November 19th, 2018|

You have decided on a new roof, but now you must come to grips with reality: what kind of roof will suit your Des Moines home? […]

Why An Excellent Roof Warranty Is Important

By | November 12th, 2018|

Roof warranties are often a dirty little secret of roofing contractors. Offered as a major attraction for homeowners to bend toward one roofer or manufacturer over another, in reality some of these warranties are practically worthless. The manufacturer places so many limits on the warranty, virtually nothing will qualify as applicable. The roofing contractor limits the labor warranty so severely, a claim would have to filed five minutes after the company trucks rolled away. A truly excellent roof warranty, though, is extremely valuable. […]