Should I Replace My Roof This Summer?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Jul 1, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Has the Iowa spring taken a toll on your aging roof? This might be the time to look at a full roof replacement rather than simply making spot roof repairs. To decide whether you should repair or replace your roof, ask yourself a few questions.

 

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Topics: shingles, roofing, rubber roofing, roofing underlayment, energy efficient, energy efficiency, steel roofing, home maintenance

A Roof is Much More Than Just Shingles

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Nov 16, 2015 1:24:09 PM

We know that replacing a roof is expensive, which is why we want to make sure homeowners are able to make well-informed decisions when choosing materials and a company to work with. The roofing contractor you choose can make all the difference in your future roof's performance and longevity. Be sure to pick a professional roofer with the knowledge and experience to install a well-designed roofing system.

Here is a breakdown of vital components of a quality roofing system.

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Topics: roofing, roofing underlayment

Ice & Water Barrier Products for Winter

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Dec 5, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Hedrick Construction provides Owens Corning products to protect your roof and home all year long. Your roof is a vital aspect of your home; without the proper protection, your home is vulnerable to damage, particularly during extreme weather conditions. Wind, snow, ice, and rain are a roof’s worst enemies. That’s where our WeatherLock® ice and water barrier products come in. They will offer your roof additional protection against Mother Nature and grant you peace of mind during the cold season.

 

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Topics: roofing, roofing underlayment

Anatomy of a Hedrick Roof

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Jul 3, 2014 11:27:00 AM

Replacing a roof can be expensive, but spending a little more and having a professional who knows the ins and outs of all roofing components is worth the investment. Some roofers simply place new shingles over the tops of old shingles. While this may be less expensive in the short term, it is not good practice and could end up causing problems later down the road. There are many different parts that work together to make up a roof, and each individual piece has a very important job to do.

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Topics: shingles, roofing, roofing underlayment

Selecting the Right Underlayment for Your Roof

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on May 1, 2014 5:00:00 PM

The purpose of shingle underlayment is to provide a protective barrier between the roof frame and shingles of your home. Even though you most likely won’t be installing your roof on your own, you should still be aware of the different types of materials available in order to select the best type of underlayment for your home. Making the right decision can extend the life of your roof and minimize the need for maintenance and repairs.

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Topics: roofing, roofing underlayment