Is Your Home Ready For The Wrath of Winter?

Forecasters predict ‘teeth-chattering cold’ and ‘plentiful snow’ for Hawkeye State

Beware and prepare, for the Weather Grinch is back.

Winter is coming in like a lion in Iowa, leaving many owners of older homes wondering if their houses will hold up like fierce lions, or tap out like lambs.

Old Man Winter rarely goes easy on the Hawkeye State’s homes, and for homes unprepared for the fury of the coldest months and most brutal weather of the year, our Magic Weather 8-Ball foresees costly trouble ahead.Read the rest

Can Your Roof Withstand Winter’s Snowy Fury?

Your roof is your home’s first and most important line of defense against winter’s biggest and costliest headache: Snow.

If winter’s many storms give you migraines, imagine how your roof, the most essential part of your home’s construction, feels. For every blizzard dropping 10-12 inches of new snow (equal to one inch of water), your roof is holding up not just your home, but five pounds of snow per square foot.… Read the rest