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Heather Hedrick

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

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Jan 15, 2019 3:06:00 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: metal roofing, steel roofing, roofing

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

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Dec 20, 2018 2:40:00 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: home maintenance, roofing

House Buying Series: Is the House Prepared for Winter?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Nov 21, 2018 2:58:00 PM

Make sure the home you’re considering buying is equipped to handle cold conditions. There are several important places you should inspect or inquire about before making an offer on any house. Ask the following questions now to save yourself money later and to ensure you stay safer and warmer throughout the winter. 

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Topics: ice dam prevention, home maintenance, insulation, roofing, Windows

The Showdown: Metal Roofing vs. Asphalt Shingles

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Oct 25, 2018 2:45:00 PM

If you’re in the market for a new roof, you’ve likely come across these two popular types: asphalt shingles and metal. Which one is the better option for you? Below, we weigh the pros and cons of the two types of roofs to give you a great starting point in your search.

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Topics: roofing, shingles, metal roofing

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