How to Prevent Ice Dams Without Heat Cables

Winter takes a toll on your home’s exterior, and the roof is no exception. Snow, ice, and sleet all come together for the perfect storm, and as precipitation continually ...
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House Buying Series: Is the House Prepared for Winter?

Make sure the home you’re considering buying is equipped to handle cold conditions. There are several important places you should inspect or inquire about before making an ...
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Three Tips to Prevent Ice Dams This Winter

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 ...
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Attic Ventilation 101: What It Is and Why You Need It

If you’re like many other homeowners, you rarely go into your attic, but it's very important that you think about it now and then. The condition of an attic can have a ...
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Is Your Humidifier Hurting Your Home?

  At least a few times each winter, temperatures rise for a few days after a deep freeze. When this happens, a lot of homeowners notice what looks like water infiltration on ...
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Can You Replace Your Roof During the Winter in Iowa?

  Has your roof been besieged by the harsh winter weather? If your roof has suffered hail damage, lost shingles, or been struck by lightning, it may be in critical condition. ...
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Beautiful Roof Icicles Are Actually Harmful Ice Dams

  As a kid, waking up on winter mornings meant romping through the fresh fallen snow, building a fort, and maybe starting a snowball fight. As a homeowner, opening the door on ...
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What You Need to Know About Roofing Underlayment

  A beautiful roof is one of the most important features of your home. It improves your home’s curb appeal, keeps you warm and dry, and protects your home from the damaging ...
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Can I Use Architectural Shingles to Replace My Historic Home's Roof?

  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 ...
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Help! I Think I Have an Ice Dam Problem!

Those sparkly, shiny icicles lining the edge of your roof aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. They could be a sign of a serious problem with the health and condition of your ...
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