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Heather Hedrick

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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

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

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: 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: Is the House Prepared for Winter?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on November 21, 2018 2:58 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: roofing, Windows, insulation, home maintenance, ice dam prevention

The Showdown: Metal Roofing vs. Asphalt Shingles

Posted by Heather Hedrick on October 25, 2018 2:45 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: shingles, roofing, metal roofing

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

Posted by Heather Hedrick on October 9, 2018 1:42 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 September 20, 2018 4:14 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 September 5, 2018 6:21 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 August 16, 2018 6:56 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