Do I Have a Roof Leak or Attic Condensation?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Dec 14, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Finding water damage on the wall or ceiling is worrying for any homeowner. Most people assume this is caused by a leaking roof, but that might not be the source. Water found in these places is commonly caused by condensation in the attic. Fixing this issue can be less costly than replacing a roof, but it should be addressed as soon as possible.

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Topics: insulation, ventilation

Three Tips to Prevent Ice Dams This Winter

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Dec 6, 2017 11:21:00 AM

Cold weather brings snow and ice in Iowa, and it’s time to start thinking how to protect your home and roof from the adverse weather. Although the soft falling snow and those long, sparkling icicles on your house may seem beautiful, they can leave behind severe damage if not properly addressed.

When snow collects on your roof and melts, water flows downward and can freeze around your gutters, chimney, skylights, or other low angles of your roof. This forms large icicles, more commonly known as ice dams. If not prevented or removed, the water can cause damage to both the exterior and interior of your home.

Ice dams are a big problem for homeowners, but it is a fairly common issue that can be prevented. The best way to combat an ice dam is to find the source of the problem. Here are three tips on what to look for and how to get ahead of ice formation.

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Topics: ice dam prevention

The Pros and Cons of Stone-Coated Steel Roofing

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Nov 15, 2017 10:09:00 AM

If you're considering replacing your roof, you’ve probably heard of stone-coated steel roofing. Although steel is one of the most highly recommended roofing materials, it isn’t the most common choice on the market. Read about the pros and cons of stone-coated steel roofing to determine whether it’s the right choice for you.

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Topics: roofing, steel roofing, stone-coated steel roofing

Five Home Maintenance Tasks to Complete Before the Holidays

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Nov 13, 2017 4:06:00 PM

Many people are accustomed to spring cleaning but might forget that fall is the perfect time to get some home maintenance tasks completed. If you are looking to get your home in great shape before the holiday season, here is a checklist of five tasks to get you started!

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Topics: roofing, gutter cleaning and repair, home maintenance

What Are Architectural Shingles and What Sets Them Apart?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Nov 2, 2017 6:47:00 PM

Choosing the right shingle for your roof can be difficult. You have a wide variety of options in material, color, durability, and price. While several factors contribute to how long your roof will last and which roofing material is the right choice for your home, one thing is certain: you want your new roof to be a worthwhile investment, enhancing the longevity, look, and feel of your home. Today, we’ll discuss how architectural shingles can help you meet this goal.

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Topics: shingles, roofing, architectural shingles

4 Ways Trees Can Damage Your Roof

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Oct 20, 2017 4:15:00 PM

Trees are an important and beautiful part of your property, but they can also create problems for your roof when you least expect it. Luckily, there are ways you can minimize the risk of roof damage in any season. Today, we will look at some of the most common ways trees can damage your roof and how to protect your home before they do.

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Topics: roofing, home maintenance

What to Do If Your Roof Suddenly Starts Leaking During a Storm

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Oct 12, 2017 2:19:00 PM

Storms can catch us by surprise, so it’s worth being prepared so you can stay safe and prevent damage to your home in any event. If yourroof suddenly starts leaking during a storm, there are several simple steps you can follow to minimize the damage before local roofers arrive to take over. This artilce will give you the quickest and easiest methods to prevent escalating damage and help contain the leak before it spirals out of control.

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Topics: roofing

Signs You Might Have Toxic Mold in Your Attic

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Oct 4, 2017 12:13:00 PM

Toxic mold is a serious problem in attics, and it can affect the value of your home as well as your health. Attics are the perfect breeding ground for mold, and the problem can quickly spread if it’s not contained. This guide will look at the most common signs of toxic mold in an attic and how you can avoid damage to your health and home.

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Topics: roofing, insulation

If My Roof Leaks, Will My Homeowner’s Insurance Cover It?

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Sep 20, 2017 10:01:00 AM

A roof leak can quickly spiral out of control, so it's important to know that you're protected when there's damage to your home. However, there's often confusion about whether homeowner's insurance covers roofing leaks and resulting damage inside of the home. In this article, you'll learn about the situations where insurance protects you, where it doesn’t, and how to make sure your roof remains strong throughout the years.

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Topics: roofing

Ways to Keep Your House Cool Other Than Air Conditioning

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Sep 11, 2017 4:10:00 PM

As fall rolls in, you can start using the naturally cooler weather to make your home comfortable without turning on the AC. With a few simple adjustments, you could keep your home cool and fresh at any hour without air conditioning.

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