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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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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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

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

What Are Architectural Shingles and What Sets Them Apart?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Nov 2, 2017 6:47:00 PM

Choosing the right shingle for your roof can be difficult. You have a wide variety of options in material, color, durability, and price. While several factors contribute to how long your roof will last and which roofing material is the right choice for your home, one thing is certain: you want your new roof to be a worthwhile investment, enhancing the longevity, look, and feel of your home. Today, we’ll discuss how architectural shingles can help you meet this goal.

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Topics: shingles, roofing, architectural shingles

4 Ways Trees Can Damage Your Roof

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Oct 20, 2017 4:15:00 PM

Trees are an important and beautiful part of your property, but they can also create problems for your roof when you least expect it. Luckily, there are ways you can minimize the risk of roof damage in any season. Today, we will look at some of the most common ways trees can damage your roof and how to protect your home before they do.

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Topics: roofing, home maintenance

What to Do If Your Roof Suddenly Starts Leaking During a Storm

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Oct 12, 2017 2:19:00 PM

Storms can catch us by surprise, so it’s worth being prepared so you can stay safe and prevent damage to your home in any event. If yourroof suddenly starts leaking during a storm, there are several simple steps you can follow to minimize the damage before local roofers arrive to take over. This artilce will give you the quickest and easiest methods to prevent escalating damage and help contain the leak before it spirals out of control.

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Topics: roofing