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

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

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

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

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

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