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Shawn Hedrick

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

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on May 15, 2019 1:38 PM

Spring is here, and so is the rain. Now more than ever, it’s important to make sure your gutters are in good working condition. Gutters are a vital part of your home’s exterior system, protecting your property from the upcoming rains. If you’ve got clutter in your gutter, here’s how to clean it out. 

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Topics: gutter cleaning and repair

Benefits of Energy-Efficient Siding

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on April 12, 2019 3:07 PM

As a homeowner, you know how important it is to keep your property energy efficient. Lost energy is lost money, and it also increases your home’s environmental impact. Try as you might to make your home efficient with its appliances, windows, and other features, there’s one big-picture item you might be missing. Energy-efficient siding increases your home’s energy-saving capability from the outside in. Not only will energy-efficient siding help to reduce your energy costs, but energy-efficient siding also requires very little maintenance and can be recycled. Learn more about the benefits of energy-efficient siding and find out if it's right for you! 

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Topics: siding, brick and stone, green siding, energy efficiency, vinyl siding, steel siding

How to Prevent Ice Dams Without Heat Cables

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on February 21, 2019 1:42 PM

Winter takes a toll on your home’s exterior, and the roof is no exception. Snow, ice, and sleet all come together for the perfect storm, and as precipitation continually freezes and thaws, ice dams can form along the edge of your roof. 

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Topics: ice dam prevention

Finding Your Perfect Shingle Fit—The Benefits of Each Type

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on January 30, 2019 3:05 PM

As the roofing industry progresses, more and more shingle options are available to homeowners. It can be challenging to navigate the different types of shingles and decide which material is best for your home. We’ve compiled all you need to know about three of the top shingle options so that you can determine the choice that’s best for your roofing system. 

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Topics: shingles, roofing

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

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on January 4, 2019 2:35 PM

When it comes to buying a house, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the interior. Does it have a layout I like? Are the countertops granite? Is there a master suite? If you think about it, however, a home’s roof is just as important as what’s inside. Learn what to look for in a faulty roof—a problem that is often evident in the attic. 

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Topics: roofing, home maintenance

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

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on December 4, 2018 12:28 PM

A home is a major investment. To protect your investment, it’s critical to understand any potential hidden costs involved in your home purchase. Among the most significant of these is a bad roof. If you understand how to assess the quality of a roof, you can choose to either walk away from a bad roof or negotiate a replacement before you close. In this edition of our house buying series, we’ll discuss what a bad roof looks like, how to assess a roof’s overall quality, and how to estimate its remaining lifespan. 

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Topics: roofing

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

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on November 7, 2018 2:11 PM

You recently found a home you love and are strongly considering making an offer on it. There’s just one thing holding you back: the roof. It doesn’t appear to be in great shape, but does that have to be a deal breaker? It depends.

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Topics: roofing, repair

15 Roofing Terms Every Homeowner Should Know

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on August 2, 2018 6:29 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 July 16, 2018 6:34 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 July 7, 2018 10:48 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