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About Iowa Roofing
A good roof may last up to 100 years if properly installed and maintained. While many factors may influence roof quality and longevity, the contractor one selects is among the most important. A trustworthy and experienced roofing contractor remains the first essential step towards insuring one of a home's most costly and important features. In Iowa, there are resources available to help a homeowner make roofing decisions.
Licensure in Iowa
The State of Iowa requires that construction professionals, both individuals and businesses, register with the Division of Labor. A professional is defined as anyone who earns more than $2,000 per year performing construction related work. In order to be eligible for licensure, contractors must be in compliance with state laws, and must carry current workers compensation insurance. The State of Iowa offers additional certification as a steep-slope roofing installer and/or a low-slope roofing installer.
Typical Iowa Climate
In the heart of the Midwest, Iowa sees some extreme weather. Temperatures swing greatly between seasons, carrying an average low temperature of 10° in the winter, and 86° in the summer. Des Moines, the state capital, typically receives 34.7 inches of rain, 30 inches of snow, and average relative humidity of 72%. A good quality roof is necessary for protecting homes from the moisture and temperatures commonly found in Iowa.
Roofing Problems to Watch
Leaking and moisture retention stand at the top of the list of common roofing problems. Leaks typically spring from small, hard to detect cracks in the roof. It is best to consult a certified roofing professional to inspect early, as water may collect in hard-to-see places, causing extensive and costly damage. Further, it is important that the roof and soffit systems are properly vented. This prevents both over-heating and the collection of moisture, two issues that tend to diminish the lifespan of a roof.
Holding Contractors Accountable
The Labor Commissioner and the Division of Labor Services of the Department of Workforce Development hold jurisdiction over contractor licensing. Each registered contractor receives an individual identifying public registration number once properly certified. These agencies may help, should you need to report a problem, or wish to obtain current information.