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

What Is Your Roof Trying to Tell You?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Jun 13, 2017 11:06:00 AM

As a homeowner, you may encounter a variety of statements you don’t want to hear, such as “your septic tank needs to be replaced,” or “your plumbing system is shot.” These statements are enough to cause anyone’s mind to race. The same thing goes for your roof. The last thing you want to hear from the contractor is that you need a complete roof replacement as well as repairs to the structure of your home due to damage caused by a faulty roof.

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Topics: shingles, 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 Choose Dimensional Shingles for Your Des Moines Roofing Project?

Posted by Shawn Hedrick 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

5 Reasons to Consider a Metal Roof for Your Des Moines Home

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Feb 14, 2017 10:21:00 AM

 

 

If it’s time to replace your roof, you have more options than ever before. You may never have considered a metal roof for your home, but they are increasingly trendy among both new construction homes and roof replacement projects. Steel has many advantages over asphalt shingles, slate, or other roofing materials. Here are five reasons to consider stone-coated steel for your Des Moines-area roof replacement.

 

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

How Architectural Shingles Can Help Your Bottom Line

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Nov 18, 2016 3:10:18 PM

 

 

If you need to replace your roof, you have many different roofing options. One stylish, economical, and durable choice is architectural shingles. This option is a great choice for roofs in Iowa because of the way it looks,  performs, and can save you money.

 

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Topics: shingles, roofing, energy efficiency, steel roofing

Can I Use Architectural Shingles to Replace My Historic Home's Roof?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Oct 1, 2016 9:30:00 AM

 

Repairing and updating historic homes in the Des Moines metro area and its surrounding towns helps preserve the unique look and feel of our communities. But older homes often need significant upgrades to be safe, habitable, and economically practical for homeowners. Frequently, historic homes need a complete roof replacement. Roofing materials that are historically correct may be extremely expensive, difficult to find, or impractical. In some cases, architectural shingles may be an option to replace your roof in a manner that preserves the historic look of your Iowa home.

 

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Topics: shingles, roofing, ice dam prevention

Should I Replace My Roof Before I Sell My Home?

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Sep 16, 2016 10:41:34 AM

 

Your roof needs significant repairs and probably should be completely replaced, but you are planning to put your home on the market and hopefully sell very soon. Is it worth replacing the roof before you list your home? Ask yourself the following questions to help make that decision.

 

 

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Topics: shingles, roofing, steel roofing

5 Reasons to Use Architectural Shingles for Your New Ames Roof

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Aug 5, 2016 4:00:00 PM

 

 

If spring and summer storms have taken a toll on your home, or if it’s just time to get your roof replaced, you may be overwhelmed by the number of roofing options on the market. A stylish, affordable choice is architectural shingles. Here are 5 reasons architectural shingles are a great option for your Iowa roofing needs.

 

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Topics: shingles, roofing, energy efficiency

Should I Replace My Roof This Summer?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Jul 1, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Has the Iowa spring taken a toll on your aging roof? This might be the time to look at a full roof replacement rather than simply making spot roof repairs. To decide whether you should repair or replace your roof, ask yourself a few questions.

 

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Topics: shingles, roofing, rubber roofing, roofing underlayment, energy efficient, energy efficiency, steel roofing, home maintenance