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Shawn Hedrick

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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

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

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on June 1, 2018 4:23 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 October 4, 2017 12:13 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: roofing, insulation