Spring Rains Can Wreak Havoc on an Unprepared Roof!

Posted by Heather Hedrick on May 18, 2017 9:11:00 AM

Procrastination is common when it comes to household maintenance and repairs, but when it comes to routine roof maintenance and inspections, it should take high priority on your to-do list, especially during the rainy spring season. A leaky roof can develop from a wide variety of reasons, but when you have routine maintenance and inspections, your roofing contractor will be able to identify potential problems much sooner, which can save you time and money in the long run.

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Topics: roofing, home maintenance

How Can Lightning Damage My Home?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on May 11, 2017 10:04:00 AM

How Can Lightning Damage My Home?

Spring thunderstorms can involve rain, hail, high winds, and lightning, all of which can threaten your roof and home. If your home is struck by lightning, it can sustain significant damage—both visible and hidden from view.

 

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Topics: roofing, home maintenance

Why Would I Want a Rubber Roof?

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on May 4, 2017 10:30:00 AM

 Why Would I Want a Rubber Roof?



If you’re building a new home or it’s time to replace your home’s aging roof, there are many options to choose from. Traditional asphalt shingles, modern architectural shingles, high-end (and high-priced) choices like slate, tile, or shake, and innovative stone-coated steel roofing options are all great choices. But have you ever considered choosing a rubber roof for your home?

 

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Topics: roofing, rubber roofing

How to Prevent Tornado Damage to Your Home & Roof

Posted by Tyler Scott on Apr 17, 2017 10:31:00 AM

 How to Prevent Tornado Damage to Your Home & Roof

Iowa is part of “Tornado Alley” in the United States. The state sees an average of 48 tornadoes each year, most occurring in the spring-to-fall tornado season. It’s vital that you take precautions to protect your family from harm and ensure you’ll be safe during a tornado, but what about your home? While homeowners insurance may cover tornado damage, depending on the scope of your policy, here following these tips can help you reduce your home’s vulnerability to tornado damage.

 

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Topics: roofing, steel roofing, home maintenance

How Long Does Roof Installation Take Around Des Moines?

Posted by Tyler Scott on Apr 14, 2017 10:27:00 AM

How Long Does Roof Installation Take Around Des Moines?

On average, it takes approximately one to three days for Des Moines roofers to put a new roof on a small, 1,000 square foot home, and it often takes three days or more to put a new roof on a larger home. Other factors can affect how long it takes to put on a new roof, including the difficulty of the job, the weather, the type of materials used, and the experience level of the crew doing the job. 

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Topics: roofing

How Much a New Roof Can Boost Your Home's Value

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Apr 7, 2017 10:11:00 AM

 

 

When it comes to making improvements to your Des Moines, Iowa, home, replacing the roof probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, adding a new roof has many advantages, cost savings, and benefits that can all contribute to improving the overall value of your home. Replacing your roof can boost the value of your home in multiple ways.

 

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Topics: shingles, roofing, energy efficient, energy efficiency, steel roofing

Why Should You Get a Professional Roof Inspection?

Posted by Tyler Scott on Mar 31, 2017 10:22:00 AM

 

Most people assume their roof is well made, properly installed, and can withstand mother nature's wrath. In reality, roofs are quite vulnerable. A roof that is flawed in any manner has the potential to put you and your loved ones in harm's way. Furthermore, roof damage can result in costly repairs or even a full roof replacement that decimates your finances. The solution is to be proactive with an annual professional roof inspection.

 

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Topics: roofing, home maintenance

Roofing Maintenance Check-Up: 5 Common Problem Areas

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Mar 17, 2017 10:10:00 AM

 

Having a bad roof can lead to a lot of problems in and around your home, including (but not limited to) water dripping from the ceiling. You could also end up with water inside the walls near the electrical outlets, or you could find yourself with foundation damage from a roof line that lets water run off in places where it shouldn't collect. Fortunately, with some regular roofing maintenance check-ups you can get problem areas of your roof fixed before they lead to serious damage. Here are the five most common problem areas you should keep an eye on to prevent water infiltration, ice dams, and other serious roof issues.

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Topics: roofing

Why Choose Dimensional Shingles for Your Des Moines Roofing Project?

Posted by Tyler Scott on Mar 10, 2017 10:49:00 AM

 

If you’re an Iowa homeowner, you know how winter weather and spring storms can leave your roof in less-than-stellar condition. Many years of harsh weather can take their toll. If it’s time for a complete roof replacement, you have more roofing options than ever to choose from. Dimensional shingles are an affordable, practical, good-looking choice for your new roof.

 

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Topics: shingles, roofing

How to Choose a Color for Your New Des Moines Roof

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Mar 7, 2017 10:03:00 AM

 

Are you in need of a new roof, whether for new construction or to replace your existing roof? There are many choices to be made about colors, materials to use, designs and finishes. You will want to take into consideration your style of house, your budget, your neighborhood, and the kind of strength and durability you need to withstand Iowa's dramatically varying climate. Although color isn't the most important of these decisions, it's still a big part of your new roof's appeal. 

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Topics: roofing, steel roofing