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Heather Hedrick

Co-Owner of Hedrick Construction Inc.
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How Long Do I Have to File a Hail Damage Claim for My Roof?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Oct 9, 2018 1:42:00 PM

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Topics: roofing

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

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Sep 20, 2018 4:14:00 PM

If the last storm damaged your roof, it’s important to act quickly. If your roof is left exposed, the rain, hail, and strong winds that sweep through suddenly during the next big storm could cause extensive (and expensive) damage. Today, we’re specifically addressing hail damage and why it’s important to work with a local roofing contractor for repair work during the stormy season.

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Topics: roofing

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

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 underlayment, roofing

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

5 Common Reasons a Commercial Roof Leaks

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Apr 2, 2018 5:34:00 PM

Owning and maintaining a commercial roof is a big responsibility. It can be frustrating and stressful when it springs a leak and you have no idea why or how it happened. Fortunately, it’s usually due to one of these five reasons. Knowing the source of your leaky roof is the first step in getting it repaired.

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Topics: roofing

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

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Mar 13, 2018 3:14:00 PM

Choosing a new roof can feel like a daunting task. It does, after all, cover your entire home. Before you decide on a roofing material, it’s important to consider all of your options. In recent years, metal roofing has come into the roofing industry spotlight–and with good reason. There are lots of advantages to selecting a metal roof for your home. Here are our top ten.

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Topics: stone-coated steel roofing, steel roofing