How to Prevent Ice Dams and Roof Leaks this Winter

  An “ice dam” is another name for the thick ridge of ice that can form around the eaves of your roof. These devilish buildups can cause damage to your gutters and leaks in your ...
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Stone Coated Steel Roofing: Suprisingly Quiet, Satisfyingly Safe

  When you think of a metal roof, what comes to mind? It’s likely you think about a warehouse or some kind of shed with a corrugated metal roof. Both of these images probably also ...
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5 Reasons to Use Architectural Shingles for Your New Ames Roof

    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 ...
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Does My Home Have Siding Damage?

    Your house can take a beating in the Iowa weather from the high winds, rain, and damage caused by lightning and spring hail storms. You probably understand that inclement ...
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Should I Replace My Roof This Summer?

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 ...
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Does Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Save Money and Energy?

  Energy conservation is a hot topic right now. If your home uses electricity generated in fossil fuel-fired power plants, for every unit of energy actually used in your home, ...
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Help! My Windows Have Storm Damage!

  As spring and summer storms rip through neighborhoods, homes can suffer damage from high winds, hail, rain, and falling trees or debris. Glass-paned windows, especially older ...
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My roof is leaking! Is it covered by a warranty?

Have spring storms brought the weather a little too close to your family? If your roof is relatively new but has leaks or damage, you might wonder if it is covered by a warranty. ...
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The Importance of Maintaining Your Gutters

Take a moment to go outside and look at your home’s gutters.  Do they appear to be in good condition?  When was the last time you cleaned or inspected them?  Have you noticed ...
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How to Choose the Right Roofing Shingles for Your Home

The quality of a roof is depends on its shingles. The durability benefits of a solidly constructed frame will not be realized if the material on top is not up to par. Shingle ...
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