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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

How to Know What Shingle Color to Choose

2024-06-12T22:15:14-05:00April 25th, 2024|Guides, Roofing|

When homeowners approach us, the query often revolves around "How to know what shingle color to choose?" They ask, "What color of shingle is best?" Or "Are lighter or darker-colored shingles better?" I understand their concerns. Since shingles last a long time, it's crucial to be confident in your color choice. So, today, I’m

Frequently Asked Questions About New Roofs

2024-06-12T22:15:49-05:00April 25th, 2024|Guides, Roofing|

Summer is the most popular season to get your roof replaced. Why? Because summer offers consistent clear weather optimal for reroofing your home. Now, if you’re thinking you need a new roof, you probably have a few questions in mind. So, today, I wanted to answer the most common, frequently asked questions about new

Should You Buy a Home This Year?

2024-06-12T22:16:02-05:00April 25th, 2024|Guides|

With the ongoing fluctuations, you might be asking, "Should I buy a home this year?" The shelter-in-place mandates of last year significantly impacted the previously booming real estate industry. Yet, as restrictions have lifted, suburban real estate sales are seeing an uptick. Now, home prices continued to rise. According to Realtor.com, home prices have

Remove Snow From Your Roof – How and Why You Should

2024-06-12T22:16:26-05:00April 24th, 2024|Guides, Roofing|

If you’re worried about your roof collapsing after a Midwest snowstorm, odds are it’s safe. When it comes to large amounts of snow sitting on your roof ice dams are a bigger concern. Today, I’m going to tell you how and why you should remove snow from your roof. How much snow can my

How to Safely Take Down Christmas Lights

2024-06-12T22:16:38-05:00April 24th, 2024|Guides|

It's a week before Christmas and a blanket of snow covers the ground, the holiday spirit is in the air, and the lights outside of your house cast a beautiful glow for all to enjoy. Putting up the Christmas lights is a fun activity anticipating the upcoming season. But once the holidays have come

How to Check a Roofing Contractor License in Iowa

2024-06-12T22:17:05-05:00April 24th, 2024|Guides, Roofing|

When considering the repair of your home, especially your roof, you can never be too cautious. Before hiring, it's essential to know how to check a roofing contractor license in Iowa and always vet your prospective contractor thoroughly. Hiring a professional roofer is no different. Being licensed and insured should be at the top

When to Replace Your Gutters – How You Can Know

2024-06-12T22:25:03-05:00April 24th, 2024|Guides, Gutters|

It's easy to overlook your gutter systems, but the truth is they play a vital role in protecting your home from water damage. And that's why it's important to regularly maintain and prepare your gutters for each season. All gutters have to be replaced after awhile, but taking care of them will help them last

13 Inexpensive Home Improvement Ideas (When You’re Stuck at Home)

2024-06-12T22:25:46-05:00April 23rd, 2024|Guides|

If you feel yourself getting a little stir crazy then why don’t you take this time to tackle your home to-do list? It’s the perfect way to keep your mind occupied during these uncertain times. We’ve compiled a list of thirteen inexpensive home improvement ideas you can tackle while you’re stuck at home. Four

5 Questions to Ask a Prospective Midwest Roofing Company

2024-06-12T22:26:10-05:00April 23rd, 2024|Guides, Roofing|

As with any home repair, you might be tempted to hire the first roofing company you find or accept a friend’s recommendation. But too many homeowners have been burned by not doing a little due diligence before hiring. Prior to agreeing to their terms or signing a contract, you should vet the roofing company

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