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How Can I Tell If My Roof Has Hail Damage?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Sep 5, 2018 6:21:00 PM

It can be difficult to spot hail damage after a storm. Many homeowners don’t even bother checking their roofs if the hail was small, but even small pieces can cause serious damage to your home. Look for the following signs to determine if your roof is damaged and whether you should take action to report it and/or have it repaired. Waiting too long to make necessary repairs could turn a minor problem into something major.

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Topics: roofing

How to Talk to Your Roofing Contractor to Get What You Want

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Aug 16, 2018 6:56:00 PM

For your roofing contractor to understand your needs and provide what you want, you have to be able to communicate effectively. You also have to know the right questions to ask so you can determine if your roofer has your best interests in mind and will do the job right.

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Topics: roofing

15 Roofing Terms Every Homeowner Should Know

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Aug 2, 2018 6:29:00 PM

 

Today, we’re going to break down some of the most common roofing terms. Some of them can be a bit tricky to keep straight. We hope this glossary will help you better understand what your roofer is talking about the next time you need to repair or replace your roof. It should also help make shopping for and buying a roof a bit more straightforward.

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Topics: roofing

How to Tell If the Last Big Storm Damaged Your Roof

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Jul 16, 2018 6:34:00 PM

Since the roof is the cap of your home, it not only protects you from the elements but often ends up taking the hardest hits during intense storms. After a storm rolls through and throws rain, wind, hail, or debris at your home, you should carefully inspect your roof for signs of damage.

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Topics: roofing

What to Expect When Getting Your Roof Replaced

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Jul 7, 2018 10:48:00 AM

Installing a new roof is a big project, so it’s important to prepare your home so the process can go as smoothly as possible. It can take anywhere from one to several days to finish the job, depending on the type of roof you’re installing and the state of your current roof. Here’s how to get your home and family ready and what to expect during and after installation.

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Topics: roofing

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

Why You Should Consider Impact-Resistant Shingles in Iowa

Posted by Heather Hedrick on May 1, 2018 7:33:00 PM

Whether it's a white-out snowstorm or an F-3 tornado, it's safe to say that Iowa has some pretty crazy weather. Though you might be safe and sound inside your home, your roof takes a beating from the wind, rain, hail, ice, and snow that frequents our weather forecasts. Roofing repairs and replacements can be expensive and time-consuming, so protect your home with impact-resistant shingles before damage occurs.

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Topics: shingles, architectural shingles

Don’t Let Your Whole-Home Humidifier Harm Your Health & Home

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Apr 19, 2018 7:12:00 PM

You decided to install a whole-home humidifier to improve your home’s air quality, but did you know that improper use can actually cause more harm than good? Learn how to use your whole-home humidifier correctly and to it’s full potential so it doesn’t cause permanent damage to your health and home.

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Topics: home maintenance