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Durable Roofing Solutions: Why JB Roofing Prefers Owens Corning Shingles

2024-07-10T10:49:58-05:00June 26th, 2024|Roofing|

Choosing the right shingles for your roof is a critical decision for any homeowner in Ankeny, IA, and the surrounding areas. Shingles not only protect your home from severe weather but also enhance its appearance and value. Durable roofing solutions are essential to ensure long-term protection and aesthetic appeal. At JB Roofing, we prefer

Roofing Terminology 101: Terminologies You Should Know

2024-06-12T22:12:31-05:00April 25th, 2024|Roofing|

Starting a roofing project in Ankeny, IA? You might encounter lots of technical terms. Understanding these terms is key to effectively communicate with your roofer and make smart choices for your home. Check out our easy-to-follow guide to quickly get up to speed with the essential roofing terminology, preparing you for any roofing project

Common Roofing Scams and How to Avoid Them

2024-06-12T22:12:42-05:00April 25th, 2024|Tips|

As storms clear over Central Iowa, revealing sunny skies, homeowners in areas like Ankeny face a new challenge—roofing scams lurking in the aftermath. Just as flowers bloom in spring, dishonest contractors pop up after bad weather, promising quick fixes to your damaged roof. These scammers, dressed up as trustworthy professionals, come with promises too

Roof Repair vs Roof Replacement: Cost Breakdown

2024-06-12T22:12:57-05:00April 25th, 2024|Roofing|

Are you struggling with the 'roof repair vs roof replacement' decision? It's a common crossroads for many homeowners. When your roof starts showing wear, the right path isn't always clear. A professional roofer's advice can be a game-changer, helping you weigh the pros and cons tailored to your home's unique needs.Key Factors in Deciding Between

Why Hire a Professional Roofing Contractor

2024-06-12T22:13:30-05:00April 25th, 2024|Safety|

The roof of your property plays a vital role in its overall protection and structural integrity. That's why it's essential, therefore, to rely on professional roofing contractors for any roofing-related work, be it repair, upkeep, or new installations. Let's delve into the key reasons why engaging with skilled professionals from trusted local roofing firms is

Can Roofing Be Done in Winter?

2024-06-12T22:13:40-05:00April 25th, 2024|Roofing|

Yes, roofing can be done in winter. This season, often overlooked for home improvements, offers unique opportunities for roofing projects. With the right approach and understanding of the challenges posed by colder temperatures, winter roofing not only becomes feasible but also advantageous in certain scenarios. Can You Install Roofs in Winter? Common Misconceptions About

Effects of Heat and Humidity in an Attic in Iowa

2024-06-12T22:14:25-05:00April 25th, 2024|Ventilation|

As a roofing professional in Iowa, I've witnessed the effects of heat and humidity in an attic in Iowa and how they can impact a roof's structural integrity. The Midwest summer brings sweltering heat and elevated humidity levels, while winter introduces extreme cold. These conditions, when they infiltrate your attic, can spawn a myriad

1x Decking And The Importance of Sheeting

2024-06-12T22:14:54-05:00April 25th, 2024|Guides|

Although we try to avoid the surprise of it with due diligence, one of the biggest changes in scope during a roof replacement job is discovering that the roof deck does not have OSB (Oriented Strand Board). Instead, it features 1x Decking boards original to the house framing. Nowadays (think 1980ish – present), it’s

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