Avoid These Mistakes When Purchasing and Installing a Metal Roof

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Jan 26, 2018 9:16:00 AM

A metal roof is one of the best long-term investments you can make in your home. Although the upfront costs are higher for stone-coated steel roofing products and other decorative home choices, metal roofs have many advantages over traditional asphalt shingle roofs. In addition to lasting much longer (40–70 years on average, compared to the typical 12–20-year lifespan of asphalt shingles), they can reduce your heating and cooling costs, lower your maintenance and repair spending, and possibly even save you money on your home insurance policy premiums. Make sure you get the most from your investment by avoiding these common mistakes when choosing a metal roofing product for your home.

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Topics: roofing

5 Questions You Need to Ask Before Hiring a Roofing Contractor

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Jan 24, 2018 8:45:00 AM

If your roof is reaching the end of its lifespan or you want to upgrade its look and performance, this may be the year to replace it. Investing in quality roof replacement from a knowledgeable roofing professional is especially important if your roof has suffered damage or you notice degradation (like cracks, peeling shingles, or missing flashing).

It can be intimidating to hire a roofer; everyone seems to know plenty of people with horror stories about unprofessional companies performing low quality work and making rookie roofing mistakes. Ask these five questions of any roofing contractor before you even think about hiring them.

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Topics: roofing

Why Choose Steel Roofing for Your Commercial Property?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Jan 13, 2018 12:00:00 PM

If you own commercial property, you know that it’s a constant struggle to keep it in good repair and maintain your investment. Whether your property is industrial (like a warehouse), business commercial (like an office building), or commercial residential (like an apartment building), metal roofing options may be the right choice to save you money and improve your property value. 

 

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Topics: stone-coated steel roofing

Signs Your Steel Roof Needs to Be Repaired

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Jan 4, 2018 3:29:00 PM

Metal roofs are virtually maintenance free, but if they are not properly installed or they become damaged by severe weather, they may need professional repair. If you see signs of damage or degradation in your metal roof, contact a roofing installation and maintenance professional who specializes in metal roofing. 

 

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Topics: stone-coated steel roofing

Steel Roofing Can Help Save Energy and Money

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Jan 3, 2018 1:20:00 PM

Heating costs seem to go up every year. If you dread turning on your furnace because of soaring bills, you should think about replacing your home’s roof with stone-coated steel roofing. This long-lasting roofing material can help save energy—and save you money!

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Topics: roofing, steel roofing

The Basic Elements of a Hedrick Roof

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Dec 19, 2017 5:42:00 PM

If it’s time to replace your roof, you’re likely wondering what elements will make it durable structure that lasts. While roof replacement can be a big investment, it's also one that serves your house every day of the year. A roof is combined of multiple parts that work together to protect your home, and it’s important to know what role each plays to make informed decisions on what to buy.

Roofs are designed in layers. Each layer plays a significant role in protecting your home from elements like snow, ice, rain, and extreme heat. It can also control your home’s energy efficiency and make it more comfortable. Below are several important layers that make up the roof’s structure.  

 

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Topics: shingles, roofing, roofing underlayment, ventilation

Do I Have a Roof Leak or Attic Condensation?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Dec 14, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Finding water damage on the wall or ceiling is worrying for any homeowner. Most people assume this is caused by a leaking roof, but that might not be the source. Water found in these places is commonly caused by condensation in the attic. Fixing this issue can be less costly than replacing a roof, but it should be addressed as soon as possible.

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Topics: insulation, ventilation

Three Tips to Prevent Ice Dams This Winter

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Dec 6, 2017 11:21:00 AM

Cold weather brings snow and ice in Iowa, and it’s time to start thinking how to protect your home and roof from the adverse weather. Although the soft falling snow and those long, sparkling icicles on your house may seem beautiful, they can leave behind severe damage if not properly addressed.

When snow collects on your roof and melts, water flows downward and can freeze around your gutters, chimney, skylights, or other low angles of your roof. This forms large icicles, more commonly known as ice dams. If not prevented or removed, the water can cause damage to both the exterior and interior of your home.

Ice dams are a big problem for homeowners, but it is a fairly common issue that can be prevented. The best way to combat an ice dam is to find the source of the problem. Here are three tips on what to look for and how to get ahead of ice formation.

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Topics: ice dam prevention

The Pros and Cons of Stone-Coated Steel Roofing

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Nov 15, 2017 10:09:00 AM

If you're considering replacing your roof, you’ve probably heard of stone-coated steel roofing. Although steel is one of the most highly recommended roofing materials, it isn’t the most common choice on the market. Read about the pros and cons of stone-coated steel roofing to determine whether it’s the right choice for you.

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Topics: roofing, steel roofing, stone-coated steel roofing

Five Home Maintenance Tasks to Complete Before the Holidays

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Nov 13, 2017 4:06:00 PM

Many people are accustomed to spring cleaning but might forget that fall is the perfect time to get some home maintenance tasks completed. If you are looking to get your home in great shape before the holiday season, here is a checklist of five tasks to get you started!

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Topics: roofing, gutter cleaning and repair, home maintenance