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Iowa is located in the heartland of the country, but is classified as a midwestern state. It is a relatively flat state with no mountains and little to no forests. Winters are harsh, long and snow-filled, while summers tend to be hot, humid and rain-filled. Tornadoes are common in Iowa, with an average of 30+ per year. Consider the following tips when undertaking home improvement projects in Iowa:

  • Home and roof construction should be stronger than average. Request a higher nominal size lumber during construction or repairs (i.e. 2x12 instead of 2x10's, or 2x10's instead of 2x8's). Roofs should have hurricane clips connecting rafters. Make sure that roof coatings (asphalt shingles, wood shingles, metal, etc.) are installed according to manufacturers' directions. Often times contractors improperly fasten shingles hoping to save money on materials.
  • We recommend replacing all exterior glass with safety glass to prevent projectiles from entering your home.
  • Roofs should be adequately constructed to support heavy snow loads. Install roof heating tape near the edges of roofs to prevent ice damming. Consult a roof inspection professional to make sure your roof is ready for the next storm season.

We Have Licensed Contractors In The Following Iowa Cities:

  • Des Moines, IA
  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Davenport, IA
  • Sioux City, IA
  • Waterloo, IA
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Council Bluffs, IA
  • Ames, IA
  • Dubuque, IA
  • West Des Moines, IA
  • Ankeny, IA
  • Urbandale, IA
  • Cedar Falls, IA
  • Marion, IA
  • Bettendorf, IA
  • Mason City, IA
  • Marshalltown, IA
  • Clinton, IA
  • Burlington, IA
  • Fort Dodge, IA
  • Ottumwa, IA
  • Muscatine, IA
  • Coralville, IA
  • Johnston, IA
  • Clive, IA
  • Newton, IA
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