Hedrick Construction Blog

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

Benefits of Energy-Efficient Siding

How to Prepare Your Home for Spring Storms

How to Prevent Ice Dams Without Heat Cables

Types and Benefits of Various Siding Materials

Finding Your Perfect Shingle Fit—The Benefits of Each Type

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

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

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

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

House Buying Series: Is the House Prepared for Winter?

House Buying Series: Identifying a Roof That Needs to Be Replaced

The Showdown: Metal Roofing vs. Asphalt Shingles

How Long Do I Have to File a Hail Damage Claim for My Roof?

Why Should I Choose a Local Company to Fix Hail Damage to My Roof?

How Can I Tell If My Roof Has Hail Damage?

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

15 Roofing Terms Every Homeowner Should Know

How to Tell If the Last Big Storm Damaged Your Roof

What to Expect When Getting Your Roof Replaced

Help! My Roof Took a Beating During the Last Hailstorm!

When to Replace Your Shingle Roof

Is Your Roof Sealed Properly?

Why You Should Consider Impact-Resistant Shingles in Iowa

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

5 Common Reasons a Commercial Roof Leaks

10 Things You Don’t (But Need To) Know About Metal Roofing

Why Does My Roof Leak During the Winter?

How to Cure Your Winter Ice Dam Problem for Good

Things to Consider When Looking for a Commercial Roof

Avoid These Mistakes When Purchasing and Installing a Metal Roof

5 Questions You Need to Ask Before Hiring a Roofing Contractor

Why Choose Steel Roofing for Your Commercial Property?

Signs Your Steel Roof Needs to Be Repaired

Steel Roofing Can Help Save Energy and Money

The Basic Elements of a Hedrick Roof

Do I Have a Roof Leak or Attic Condensation?

Three Tips to Prevent Ice Dams This Winter

The Pros and Cons of Stone-Coated Steel Roofing

Five Home Maintenance Tasks to Complete Before the Holidays

What Are Architectural Shingles and What Sets Them Apart?

4 Ways Trees Can Damage Your Roof

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

Signs You Might Have Toxic Mold in Your Attic

If My Roof Leaks, Will My Homeowner’s Insurance Cover It?

Ways to Keep Your House Cool Other Than Air Conditioning

Tips for Chimney and Roof Safety

4 Common Roofing Problems in Des Moines

What Type of Gas Should I Look for When Installing Energy Efficient Windows?

How Iowa Heat and Humidity Can Affect Your Roof & Home

Common Signs of Asbestos in the Attic

Put a Beautiful Face on Your Home with the Right Siding

Attic Ventilation 101: What It Is and Why You Need It

Creative Ways to Let Stunning, Natural Light into Your Home

What Is Your Roof Trying to Tell You?

Secure Your Roof and Attic to Prevent Pest Infestation

Take Care of Your Gutters Now to Prevent Foundation Problems Later

Spring Rains Can Wreak Havoc on an Unprepared Roof!

How Can Lightning Damage My Home?

Why Would I Want a Rubber Roof?

How to Prevent Tornado Damage to Your Home & Roof

How Long Does Roof Installation Take Around Des Moines?

How Much a New Roof Can Boost Your Home's Value

Why Should You Get a Professional Roof Inspection?

Roofing Maintenance Check-Up: 5 Common Problem Areas

Why Choose Dimensional Shingles for Your Des Moines Roofing Project?

How to Choose a Color for Your New Des Moines Roof

Des Moines Roofers’ Top 2017 Trend Predictions

5 Reasons to Consider a Metal Roof for Your Des Moines Home

Spring Is Coming: Why You Should Schedule a Spring Roof Replacement

Is Your Humidifier Hurting Your Home?

Can You Replace Your Roof During the Winter in Iowa?

How to Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing

Weekend Project: How to Fix Drafty Windows in Your Home

Is the Water on Your Ceiling a Roof Leak or Condensation?

Beautiful Roof Icicles Are Actually Harmful Ice Dams

Are Your Old Windows Hazardous to Your Family’s Health?

How Architectural Shingles Can Help Your Bottom Line

Should I Have Roof Heat Cables Installed for Ice Dam Prevention?

What You Need to Know About Roofing Underlayment

My Roof Is Leaking! Can I DIY or Should I Call a Pro?

How Roofing Maintenance Helps Prevents Home Flooding

FAQ: How to Deal with Storm Damage Insurance Claims

Top 5 Ames Roofing Concerns and Solutions

Can I Use Architectural Shingles to Replace My Historic Home's Roof?

How to Prevent Ice Dams and Roof Leaks this Winter

Should I Replace My Roof Before I Sell My Home?

Stone Coated Steel Roofing: Suprisingly Quiet, Satisfyingly Safe

Roof Leaking? It May Not Be What You Think

5 Reasons to Use Architectural Shingles for Your New Ames Roof

How House Wrap Can Reduce Your Energy Use & Save Money

Does My Home Have Siding Damage?

Should I Replace My Roof This Summer?

My Roof Has Hail Damage. Can Hedrick Construction Help?

Does Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Save Money and Energy?

How Do I Know If I Should Replace My Siding?

My Roof Is Leaking! When Is the Best Time to Replace It?

Help! My Windows Have Storm Damage!

Is There Sunscreen in Your Vinyl Siding?

What Do I Do If Lightning Hits My Home?

What to Do Before and After a Storm to Protect Your Roof & Siding

My roof is leaking! Is it covered by a warranty?

Must I Remove My Asbestos Roof or Siding?

Help! My House Has Asbestos Shingles!

Spring Home Maintenance Tips for Better Roof Health

5 Reasons to Replace Your Roof This Spring

Why should I consider stone-coated steel roofing?

What Should You Look For in a Roofing Estimate?

Your Guide for Choosing the Perfect Weatherstripping

4 Ways to Insulate Your Windows Without Breaking the Bank

Help! I Think I Have an Ice Dam Problem!

Do You Have a Roof Leak or Condensation in Your Attic?

Attic Insulation Upgrade Offers Huge ROI in 2016

Your Window Guide for Winter

How to Prevent Ice Dams in the Winter

What’s the Big Deal about Mold?

10 Safety Tips to Keep in Mind for the Holidays

Is Your Home Ready for Winter?

Expert Tips for Hanging Christmas Lights—Part 2: Design

Expert Tips for Hanging Christmas Lights—Part 1: Safety

A Roof is Much More Than Just Shingles

Why Should I Consider Installing a Storm Door?

Tips for Maintaining a Flat Roof

Fall Home Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

10 Reasons Your Roof May Be Leaking (Part 2/2)

10 Reasons Your Roof May Be Leaking (Part 1/2)

Dealing with Moss or Algae on Your Roof

Should I Repair or Replace My Windows?

DIY: A Step-by-Step Guide for Cleaning Your Windows Like a Pro

When Is the Best Time of Year to Replace My Roof?

How Best to Deal with a Leak in a Commercial Roof

How Healthy is Your Attic?

5 Things That Can Damage Your Roof in the Summer

What You Don’t Know About Your Windows

Give Your Roof a Facelift with Architectural Shingles

Choosing the Perfect Roofing Shingles

The Anatomy of a Window

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Steel Roofing

8 Types of Windows for Your Ankeny Area Home or Business

What to Do If Your House Gets Struck by Lightning

What to Do If a Tree Falls On Your House

3 Easy Ways to Improve Home Energy Efficiency this Spring

Consider Solar Ventilation for Your Ankeny Area Home

Windows and Mold Don't Mix

4 Things to Add to Your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Do You Need Roofing Repairs in Huxley After a Big Storm?

Hedrick Construction Named System Champion Award Winner

Why to Consider Steel Roofing for Your Ankeny Area Home

5 Steps for Choosing the Perfect Windows for Your Home

Increase Your Ankeny Home Energy Efficiency: Sealing Air Leaks

Increase Your Ankeny Home Energy Efficiency: Finding Air Leaks

Should I Repair My Roof Before Selling My Home? (Part 2)

Should I Replace My Roof Before Selling My Home? (Part 1)

6 Tricks for Lowering Your Heating Bills this Winter

Best Home Improvement Projects for 2015

Solutions for Old, Drafty Windows

10 Warning Signs that Your Roof Is Failing

The Dangers of Unregulated Humidity Levels in the Winter

The Amazing Benefits of EMCO Steel Siding

Reasons for a New Roof: Roof Replacement in Ankeny

Thinking About Window Replacement in Huxley, Ames, or Ankeny?

Do I Need to Add or Replace Insulation in My Ankeny Area Home?

Roofing & Insulation Questions You MUST Ask Before Buying a House

Raychem Ice Dam Prevention

The Benefits of Shingle Recycling

Your Iowa Winter Weather Safety Guide

Do I Need to Remove Snow from My Roof?

Keep Your Home Safe from Fire This Holiday Season

You Might Qualify for Energy Efficiency Rebates from Utility Companies

Keep Your Windows Clean and Safe This Winter

Ice & Water Barrier Products for Winter

Pros and Cons of Installing Heat Cables to Combat Ice Dams

“My Roof is Leaking!” Are You Sure?

Let In the Light with Our Amazing Windows

How to Properly Hang Christmas Lights in 5 Easy Steps

Preventing Ice Dams from the Start

Hedrick’s Quality Siding Products Offer Beauty and Durability

Hedrick Offers High Quality Siding Products

What is Roof Flashing? Why is It Important?

8 Roof Safety Tips for DIY Homeowners

How to Fix Common Roof Leaks: Shingles

DIY: How to Track Down a Roof Leak

Insulate Today and Save Tomorrow with Owens Corning Insulation

Hedrick Construction Offers Quality Edge Soffit for Your Home

Tips for Dealing with Your Leaves this Fall

10 Things that Can Damage Your Roof (Part 2)

10 Things that Can Damage Your Roof (Part 1)

Preventing Moss and Algae Growth on Your Roof

Removing Moss & Algae from Your Roof

Common Questions Customers Ask Roofing Contractors

What Every New Homeowner Should Know

Spotting Roofing Scams from the Start (Part 2)

Spotting Roofing Scams from the Start (Part 1)

How to Know if You Need Siding or Roofing Repair After a Big Storm

Be Proactive in Maintaining an Energy Efficient Home

5 Reasons to Install Energy Efficient Windows

A Roof’s Design is VERY Important

Checklist for Your Roofing Contractor

It's Important to Have Your Roof Maintained Regularly

The Importance of Exterior Maintenance on Your Home

Hedrick Offers High Quality Insulation Products for the Home

Specialty & Traditional Shingles Offered by Hedrick

Hedrick Offers Architectural Shingles and Accessories

Anatomy of a Hedrick Roof

You Need Quality Insulation for the Summer

Pros and Cons of Vinyl Siding

5 Amazing Benefits of Steel Roofing

The Importance of Good Insulation in the Home

7 Advantages of Sliding Doors

Why You Should Consider Adding Storm Doors to Your Home

4 Types of Truly Energy Efficient Windows

7 Ways to Create a Higher Home Energy Efficiency Level

The Benefits of House Wrap

Green Siding Options for Your Home

Benefits of Architectural Shingles

Do You Need Emergency Roofing Repair?

Advantages of Blown In Insulation

Selecting the Right Underlayment for Your Roof

The Benefits of Rubber Roofing

Get the Most Out of Your Gutters

The Advantages of Brick and Stone Siding

Choosing the Right Windows for Your Home

The Importance of Maintaining Your Gutters

How to Choose the Right Roofing Shingles for Your Home

The Benefits of Fiber Cement Siding