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Shawn Hedrick

Shawn takes great pride in his business. Customers feel safe knowing they have a qualified team of professionals working to give them exactly what they need.
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15 Roofing Terms Every Homeowner Should Know

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Aug 2, 2018 6:29:00 PM

 

Today, we’re going to break down some of the most common roofing terms. Some of them can be a bit tricky to keep straight. We hope this glossary will help you better understand what your roofer is talking about the next time you need to repair or replace your roof. It should also help make shopping for and buying a roof a bit more straightforward.

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Topics: roofing

How to Tell If the Last Big Storm Damaged Your Roof

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Jul 16, 2018 6:34:00 PM

Since the roof is the cap of your home, it not only protects you from the elements but often ends up taking the hardest hits during intense storms. After a storm rolls through and throws rain, wind, hail, or debris at your home, you should carefully inspect your roof for signs of damage.

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Topics: roofing

What to Expect When Getting Your Roof Replaced

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Jul 7, 2018 10:48:00 AM

Installing a new roof is a big project, so it’s important to prepare your home so the process can go as smoothly as possible. It can take anywhere from one to several days to finish the job, depending on the type of roof you’re installing and the state of your current roof. Here’s how to get your home and family ready and what to expect during and after installation.

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Topics: roofing

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

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Jun 1, 2018 4:23:00 PM

Hailstorms can be scary and do a lot of damage to our homes and vehicles. If your roof took a beating and you think you need to get it replaced, we have some tips for you. First off, don’t panic. Hail damage to your roof typically isn’t an emergency. You have time to find a good contractor to make repairs or replace your roof for you. Secondly, keep an eye out during the stormy season for “storm chasers,” who often come from other states following storms to “clean up” damage left behind. Be careful if you’re approached by one of these repair people; many of them are scammers looking for anyone eager to get their roof replaced or repaired quickly for [what may appear to be] a great price.

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Topics: roofing

Signs You Might Have Toxic Mold in Your Attic

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Oct 4, 2017 12:13:00 PM

Toxic mold is a serious problem in attics, and it can affect the value of your home as well as your health. Attics are the perfect breeding ground for mold, and the problem can quickly spread if it’s not contained. This guide will look at the most common signs of toxic mold in an attic and how you can avoid damage to your health and home.

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Topics: insulation, roofing

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

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Sep 20, 2017 10:01:00 AM

A roof leak can quickly spiral out of control, so it's important to know that you're protected when there's damage to your home. However, there's often confusion about whether homeowner's insurance covers roofing leaks and resulting damage inside of the home. In this article, you'll learn about the situations where insurance protects you, where it doesn’t, and how to make sure your roof remains strong throughout the years.

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Topics: roofing

Why Would I Want a Rubber Roof?

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on May 4, 2017 10:30:00 AM

If you’re building a new home or it’s time to replace your home’s aging roof, there are many options to choose from. Traditional asphalt shingles, modern architectural shingles, high-end (and high-priced) choices like slate, tile, or shake, and innovative stone-coated steel roofing options are all great choices. But have you ever considered choosing a rubber roof for your home?

 

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Topics: roofing, rubber roofing

How Long Does Roof Installation Take Around Des Moines?

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Apr 14, 2017 10:27:00 AM

On average, it takes approximately one to three days for Des Moines roofers to put a new roof on a small, 1,000 square foot home, and it often takes three days or more to put a new roof on a larger home. Other factors can affect how long it takes to put on a new roof, including the difficulty of the job, the weather, the type of materials used, and the experience level of the crew doing the job. 

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Topics: roofing

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

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Apr 7, 2017 10:11:00 AM

When it comes to making improvements to your Des Moines, Iowa, home, replacing the roof probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, adding a new roof has many advantages, cost savings, and benefits that can all contribute to improving the overall value of your home. Replacing your roof can boost the value of your home in multiple ways.

 

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Topics: roofing, energy efficient, energy efficiency, steel roofing, shingles

Why Choose Dimensional Shingles for Your Des Moines Roofing Project?

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Mar 10, 2017 10:49:00 AM

If you’re an Iowa homeowner, you know how winter weather and spring storms can leave your roof in less-than-stellar condition. Many years of harsh weather can take their toll. If it’s time for a complete roof replacement, you have more roofing options than ever to choose from. Dimensional shingles are an affordable, practical, good-looking choice for your new roof.

 

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Topics: roofing, shingles