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  •   When the roof on your home needs repairs or a replacement, you shouldn’t have to worry about sub-par workmanship, poor customer service or whether you’ll have warranty coverage if problems develop down the road. Checking for manufacturer certifications offers you a worry-free way to find well-qualified, dependable residential roofers. Manufacturer Certifications and Why They […]

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  • The cooler days of fall have arrived, with winter nipping close at their heels. Whether you’re prepared for it or not, the snow and ice that accompany the season will soon be planting themselves on your roof. That can be bad news if you haven’t made sure your roof is ready for heavy loads of […]

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  •     How long will you be in your Des Moines-area home? A few years? A few decades? Saving money on your home’s roof can be either a quick turnaround or a long game. The choice of strategy matters when dealing with residential roofers Des Moines homeowners look to for roof work. Short Time Say […]

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  • Your goal as a commercial property owner or manager is to have the building assets pay for themselves. Managing your roofing asset skillfully can help prolong its service life and increase your ROI by postponing a costly tear-off and replacement. A properly maintained roof can also pay for itself by saving you money on other […]

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  • If you’re planning to invest in new gutters, you don’t want to settle for a mediocre product that leaves your home and landscaping vulnerable to rain damage. When you’re comparing different gutters, you’ll find easier to separate the good from the great when you know the key factors to consider: Sectional Vs. Seamless Sectional gutters […]

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  • As a homeowner, you’re likely very aware of the most common causes of house fires and how to prevent them. You probably get your chimney cleaned and combustion equipment like the furnace, gas range and water heater serviced regularly, and you take proper precautions with cooking equipment and space heaters, and use power bars and […]

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  • Any homeowner advice column will tell you to get three estimates for any major job, like roofing or exterior work. You may naturally feel like the roofing contractors you contact will be glad to come out, inspect your Des Moines home, and offer an estimate. How do you know, though, that you are attracting the […]

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  • Quick — which do Des Moines homeowners get more of annually, rain or snow? It is a bit of a trick question, because, according to U.S. Climate Data, our Iowa homes are pounded by almost identical amounts: 35 inches of snow and 36 inches of rain annually. Autumn Rains In autumn and spring, all that […]

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  • Your roof not only keeps your family safe and secure from the elements, it’s one of the most costly structural components of your home. Keeping the roof in the best possible condition is a surefire way to extend its useful life, and it’s easy to achieve if you do these five simple things. #1 Check […]

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  • The exterior siding is an essential structural component that helps protect your home from the elements, but the extreme weather we experience here in central Iowa is bound to take a toll on it over time. Signs that the siding is in need of replacement can include loose, cracked or rotted areas, interior water damage, […]

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  • If you’re like many other Des Moines homeowners, you head out onto the deck to enjoy the warm weather at every opportunity. The deck extends your living space, and it’s an ideal spot for grilling and entertaining, or just relaxing. Since the deck sits outside throughout the changing seasons, non-stop exposure to hot sun, pounding […]

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  • Home improvement scammers know that spring’s one of the best times to take advantage of homeowners. Here’s what you need to know to spot scams and avoid getting ripped off. Common Home Improvement Scam Red Flags These five things should always be considered “red flags” when dealing with any unknown contractor. The contractor shows up […]

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  • Is your roof screaming to be replaced? Older homes need new roofs every twenty or more years, based on the type of roofing materials originally used. A roof can only be repaired for 20 years or less before it needs replacing. Signs that you need a new roof include: Bits and pieces of cracked shingles […]

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  • If it’s time to replace the gutters on your Des Moines home, you may be tempted to either tackle the job yourself or hire a handyman who’ll do the work inexpensively. This can backfire and end up costing you more in property damage, so it’s wiser to hire a pro who understands all about proper […]

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  • A home requires a lot of upkeep, and oftentimes, there are multiple repairs and improvements that need attention at the same time. If you’re not sure which improvements you should tackle first without overextending your budget, you can benefit from some prioritization advice. Prioritization Tips from Experienced Home Improvement Contractors in Des Moines The first […]

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  • You can’t avoid Mother Nature, but you can avoid taking your roofing system for granted. After all, your roof is a substantial investment that protects you, your loved ones and your home. Use these tips from your professional Des Moines residential roofers to ensure you’re doing right by your roof. Roof Inspections One of the […]

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  • If you love the look of quarried slate roofing or hand-split cedar shakes but you’re concerned about durability and longevity, you need to consider the stunning and resilient creations offered by DaVinci Roofscapes. DaVinci – Roofing Options With Distinction DaVinci Roofscapes’ award-winning composite roofing products are designed to add elegance and value to your home. […]

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  • Make Sure Your Des Moines Roofer Has the Best Professional Certifications

    Finding a trustworthy professional to repair or replace the roof on your home can seem like a daunting task. If you don’t choose wisely, you may find yourself dealing with poor workmanship, a lack of customer service or no warranty. Using manufacturer certifications as your guide to find a qualified, reliable, roofing professional can help […]

  • How to Hire the Best Des Moines Roofers

    Who you hire to repair or replace your roof directly affects how well it protects your home and family from the elements. This makes it essential to vet residential roofers in Des Moines before you decide who to hire. If you’ve never looked for a roofer before, the following guide for evaluating roofing contractors can […]

  • Is It Time To Replace Your Roof?

    It’s easy to spot when many of the areas of your home are in need of repair. Leaking pipes, appliance failures, drywall cracks, the list goes on and on. Roofs can be a different story. Why? Because they are above your head and not as visually accessible! Having a dependable and serviceable roof over your […]

  • How To Pick The Best Roofing Contractor

    Your home is comprised of many interlinking systems that provide suitable environmental conditions to live. When it comes to protecting these systems, your family, and your valuables, your roofing system is a top priority. So, when it’s time for a roof inspection, a new roof, or a roof leak repair, use the following tips to […]

  • Best Ways to Plan Ahead For A New Roof

    When you think about it, your day-to-day life involves a lot of planning — grocery shopping, doctor appointments, work, leisure and what’s for dinner? Then, you have long-term decisions to make, such as planning a vacation, trading in your car or getting one more year out of it. When it comes to replacing one of […]

  • How to Best Work with Your Home Roofer

    Taking care of your roof should go hand in hand with taking care of your home. Just as you prepare for weather changes, maintain large appliances and put snow tires on your vehicle, you should also have an annual check and maintenance plan for your roof. With a checklist you can inspect your roof and […]

  • Everything You Need to Know About Home Siding

    Siding that’s in good condition is a key structural component of your home that helps protect the interior from the elements. Having quality siding that’s expertly installed also provides a finishing touch that enhances your home’s curb appeal and value. If your siding is deteriorating due to poor installation or age, it’s time to consider […]

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