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Hedrick Construction Blog

Is There Clutter in Your Gutter? Here’s How to Keep It Clean

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on May 15, 2019 1:38 PM

Spring is here, and so is the rain. Now more than ever, it’s important to make sure your gutters are in good working condition. Gutters are a vital part of your home’s exterior system, protecting your property from the upcoming rains. If you’ve got clutter in your gutter, here’s how to clean it out. 

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Topics: gutter cleaning and repair

Benefits of Energy-Efficient Siding

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on April 12, 2019 3:07 PM

As a homeowner, you know how important it is to keep your property energy efficient. Lost energy is lost money, and it also increases your home’s environmental impact. Try as you might to make your home efficient with its appliances, windows, and other features, there’s one big-picture item you might be missing. Energy-efficient siding increases your home’s energy-saving capability from the outside in. Not only will energy-efficient siding help to reduce your energy costs, but energy-efficient siding also requires very little maintenance and can be recycled. Learn more about the benefits of energy-efficient siding and find out if it's right for you! 

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Topics: siding, brick and stone, green siding, energy efficiency, vinyl siding, steel siding

How to Prepare Your Home for Spring Storms

Posted by Heather Hedrick on March 19, 2019 2:14 PM

Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes storms. While you can’t control the weather, you can control your preparedness for it. Here’s how to get your home ready for spring storms. 

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Topics: home maintenance

How to Prevent Ice Dams Without Heat Cables

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on February 21, 2019 1:42 PM

Winter takes a toll on your home’s exterior, and the roof is no exception. Snow, ice, and sleet all come together for the perfect storm, and as precipitation continually freezes and thaws, ice dams can form along the edge of your roof. 

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Topics: ice dam prevention

Types and Benefits of Various Siding Materials

Posted by Heather Hedrick on February 15, 2019 2:22 PM

If you’re preparing to re-side your home, you’re probably well aware that there are a number of options available to you. We’ve broken down some of the most common types of siding so you can understand their qualities and decide which may be the best choice for your home. 

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Topics: siding

Finding Your Perfect Shingle Fit—The Benefits of Each Type

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on January 30, 2019 3:05 PM

As the roofing industry progresses, more and more shingle options are available to homeowners. It can be challenging to navigate the different types of shingles and decide which material is best for your home. We’ve compiled all you need to know about three of the top shingle options so that you can determine the choice that’s best for your roofing system. 

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Topics: shingles, roofing

Does Having a Steel Roof Make My House More Vulnerable to Lightning?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on January 15, 2019 3:06 PM

If you're planning on purchasing a home with a metal roof or if you're planning on replacing your existing roof with a metal one, you've probably come across some naysayers. One of the most heavily circulated misconceptions about metal roofs is the idea that steel roofing makes your home more susceptible to lightning strikes. As we work through this topic, you'll find that not only is this conviction wrong, but also that the truth is actually quite the opposite. 

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Topics: roofing, steel roofing, metal roofing

House Buying Series: How to Identify Moisture and Leaks in the Attic

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on January 4, 2019 2:35 PM

When it comes to buying a house, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the interior. Does it have a layout I like? Are the countertops granite? Is there a master suite? If you think about it, however, a home’s roof is just as important as what’s inside. Learn what to look for in a faulty roof—a problem that is often evident in the attic. 

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Topics: roofing, home maintenance

House Buying Series: Is My Roof Covered by My Homeowners Insurance?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on December 20, 2018 2:40 PM

Buying a new home is an exciting process. There’s a lot to look forward to, but before you get ahead of yourself, there are some less fun details to consider—like your homeowners insurance. It may seem pretty straightforward, but there’s more to understand than meets the eye. Here’s what you need to know regarding your homeowners insurance and your roof. 

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Topics: roofing, home maintenance

House Buying Series: What Does a Bad Roof Look Like?

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on December 4, 2018 12:28 PM

A home is a major investment. To protect your investment, it’s critical to understand any potential hidden costs involved in your home purchase. Among the most significant of these is a bad roof. If you understand how to assess the quality of a roof, you can choose to either walk away from a bad roof or negotiate a replacement before you close. In this edition of our house buying series, we’ll discuss what a bad roof looks like, how to assess a roof’s overall quality, and how to estimate its remaining lifespan. 

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Topics: roofing