Shawn Hedrick

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Signs You Might Have Toxic Mold in Your Attic

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Oct 4, 2017 12:13:00 PM

Toxic mold is a serious problem in attics, and it can affect the value of your home as well as your health. Attics are the perfect breeding ground for mold, and the problem can quickly spread if it’s not contained. This guide will look at the most common signs of toxic mold in an attic and how you can avoid damage to your health and home.

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Topics: roofing, insulation

If My Roof Leaks, Will My Homeowner’s Insurance Cover It?

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Sep 20, 2017 10:01:00 AM

A roof leak can quickly spiral out of control, so it's important to know that you're protected when there's damage to your home. However, there's often confusion about whether homeowner's insurance covers roofing leaks and resulting damage inside of the home. In this article, you'll learn about the situations where insurance protects you, where it doesn’t, and how to make sure your roof remains strong throughout the years.

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Topics: roofing

Why Would I Want a Rubber Roof?

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on May 4, 2017 10:30:00 AM

If you’re building a new home or it’s time to replace your home’s aging roof, there are many options to choose from. Traditional asphalt shingles, modern architectural shingles, high-end (and high-priced) choices like slate, tile, or shake, and innovative stone-coated steel roofing options are all great choices. But have you ever considered choosing a rubber roof for your home?

 

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Topics: roofing, rubber roofing

How Long Does Roof Installation Take Around Des Moines?

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Apr 14, 2017 10:27:00 AM

On average, it takes approximately one to three days for Des Moines roofers to put a new roof on a small, 1,000 square foot home, and it often takes three days or more to put a new roof on a larger home. Other factors can affect how long it takes to put on a new roof, including the difficulty of the job, the weather, the type of materials used, and the experience level of the crew doing the job. 

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Topics: roofing

How Much a New Roof Can Boost Your Home's Value

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Apr 7, 2017 10:11:00 AM

When it comes to making improvements to your Des Moines, Iowa, home, replacing the roof probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, adding a new roof has many advantages, cost savings, and benefits that can all contribute to improving the overall value of your home. Replacing your roof can boost the value of your home in multiple ways.

 

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Topics: shingles, roofing, energy efficient, energy efficiency, steel roofing

Why Choose Dimensional Shingles for Your Des Moines Roofing Project?

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Mar 10, 2017 10:49:00 AM

If you’re an Iowa homeowner, you know how winter weather and spring storms can leave your roof in less-than-stellar condition. Many years of harsh weather can take their toll. If it’s time for a complete roof replacement, you have more roofing options than ever to choose from. Dimensional shingles are an affordable, practical, good-looking choice for your new roof.

 

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Topics: shingles, roofing

Des Moines Roofers’ Top 2017 Trend Predictions

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Feb 20, 2017 12:15:30 PM

 

 

Obviously, no one changes their roof every season like they change their wardrobe or hairstyle! Home improvement trends shift much more slowly than fashion trends, but they do evolve. Today’s roofing options are more diverse than ever before, offering stylish and functional choices at a wide range of price points. What’s popular for Iowa homeowners replacing their roof in 2017? Here are the roofing choices we predict will be timelessly fashionable for many years to come.

 

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Topics: roofing, gutter cleaning and repair, downspouts, steel roofing

Weekend Project: How to Fix Drafty Windows in Your Home

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Jan 6, 2017 12:07:17 PM

 

Winter weather is here, and you may be feeling the chill—inside your home as well as outside. One of the biggest ways that cold air enters your home (and warm air leaks out of it) is through old, poorly insulated and poorly sealed windows. Single-pane windows are notoriously poor at keeping heat in and cold air out. The long-term solution is to remove old, drafty windows and replace them with new ones, such as highly energy efficient double pane windows, but that can be expensive and particularly difficult during the icy, snowy winter weather. These fast, low-cost tricks can help you improve the comfort of your home before the weekend is over.

 

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Topics: Windows

Is the Water on Your Ceiling a Roof Leak or Condensation?

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Dec 23, 2016 10:58:00 AM

 

When temperatures warm up after plunging below freezing for a few days, a lot of homeowners notice what seems to be evidence of water infiltration on their ceilings and walls. Although this kind of moisture can indicate a roof leak, when the temperatures rise after a deep freeze, the culprit is more often condensation in the attic than a leaky roof. How can you tell whether you have a roof leak that should be dealt with immediately or a relatively harmless condensation issue?

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Topics: roofing, blown in insulation, insulation

Beautiful Roof Icicles Are Actually Harmful Ice Dams

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Dec 16, 2016 11:06:00 AM

 

As a kid, waking up on winter mornings meant romping through the fresh fallen snow, building a fort, and maybe starting a snowball fight. As a homeowner, opening the door on a snowy morning more likely evokes some dread: of having to shovel driveways and walks, drive in wintery conditions, and worry about whether the roof will leak. Even the glistening icicles hanging off the roof, while beautiful, can be hazardous to your home’s health.

 

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Topics: roofing, ice dam prevention