Help! My Roof Took a Beating During the Last Hailstorm!

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Jun 1, 2018 4:23:00 PM

Hailstorms can be scary and do a lot of damage to our homes and vehicles. If your roof took a beating and you think you need to get it replaced, we have some tips for you. First off, don’t panic. Hail damage to your roof typically isn’t an emergency. You have time to find a good contractor to make repairs or replace your roof for you. Secondly, keep an eye out during the stormy season for “storm chasers,” who often come from other states following storms to “clean up” damage left behind. Be careful if you’re approached by one of these repair people; many of them are scammers looking for anyone eager to get their roof replaced or repaired quickly for [what may appear to be] a great price.

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Topics: roofing

When to Replace Your Shingle Roof

Posted by Heather Hedrick on May 29, 2018 7:55:00 PM

It probably isn’t something you think about from day to day, but your roof is a vital component of your dwelling place. If you’re like most people, you probably don’t even stop to consider all that your roof does for you. There comes a time when you can no longer take a passive stance towards the “fifth wall” of your home. Here’s how you can tell when it’s time to replace your shingle roof.

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Topics: shingles, roofing

Is Your Roof Sealed Properly?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on May 19, 2018 7:32:00 PM

You probably don’t think much about your roof—until it stops doing its job. Fortunately, your roof itself may not be the issue. The way it’s sealed is just as important as the roof itself to keep the elements safely out of your home. Consider the following conditions to assess whether or not your roof is sealed properly.

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Topics: roofing, roofing underlayment

Why You Should Consider Impact-Resistant Shingles in Iowa

Posted by Heather Hedrick on May 1, 2018 7:33:00 PM

Whether it's a white-out snowstorm or an F-3 tornado, it's safe to say that Iowa has some pretty crazy weather. Though you might be safe and sound inside your home, your roof takes a beating from the wind, rain, hail, ice, and snow that frequents our weather forecasts. Roofing repairs and replacements can be expensive and time-consuming, so protect your home with impact-resistant shingles before damage occurs.

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Topics: shingles, architectural shingles

Don’t Let Your Whole-Home Humidifier Harm Your Health & Home

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Apr 19, 2018 7:12:00 PM

You decided to install a whole-home humidifier to improve your home’s air quality, but did you know that improper use can actually cause more harm than good? Learn how to use your whole-home humidifier correctly and to it’s full potential so it doesn’t cause permanent damage to your health and home.

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Topics: home maintenance

5 Common Reasons a Commercial Roof Leaks

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Apr 2, 2018 5:34:00 PM

Owning and maintaining a commercial roof is a big responsibility. It can be frustrating and stressful when it springs a leak and you have no idea why or how it happened. Fortunately, it’s usually due to one of these five reasons. Knowing the source of your leaky roof is the first step in getting it repaired.

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Topics: roofing

10 Things You Don’t (But Need To) Know About Metal Roofing

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Mar 13, 2018 3:14:00 PM

Choosing a new roof can feel like a daunting task. It does, after all, cover your entire home. Before you decide on a roofing material, it’s important to consider all of your options. In recent years, metal roofing has come into the roofing industry spotlight–and with good reason. There are lots of advantages to selecting a metal roof for your home. Here are our top ten.

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Topics: steel roofing, stone-coated steel roofing

Why Does My Roof Leak During the Winter?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Mar 5, 2018 2:40:00 PM

“My roof is leaking!”

You made it through spring rains, summer storms, and blustery autumn winds. Why is your roof leaking now that it’s winter? Does a leak mean that you have to replace your roof?

The good news is that there are a few relatively minor reasons you may notice water on your walls or ceilings during the winter that don’t indicate serious roofing problems.

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How to Cure Your Winter Ice Dam Problem for Good

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Feb 20, 2018 2:58:00 PM

Once the winter chill has set in for the season, the relentless cold can wreak havoc on your home and roof. One thing that you might not know is a symptom of serious trouble is the formation of icicles along the eaves of your roof. Although beautiful, ice buildup can harm your gutters and cause significant damage to many parts of your home.

 

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Things to Consider When Looking for a Commercial Roof

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Feb 7, 2018 9:21:00 AM

If you run a business, you have a lot on your plate; worrying about the roof over your head is the last thing you need. If your roof is leaking or otherwise showing that it’s reaching the end of its life, you might need to make a decision about replacing your commercial roof quickly—before it causes any damage to your inventory or interruptions in your operations.

 

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Topics: roofing