Can I Use Architectural Shingles to Replace My Historic Home's Roof?

  Repairing and updating historic homes in the Des Moines metro area and its surrounding towns helps preserve the unique look and feel of our communities. But older homes often ...
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How to Prevent Ice Dams and Roof Leaks this Winter

  An “ice dam” is another name for the thick ridge of ice that can form around the eaves of your roof. These devilish buildups can cause damage to your gutters and leaks in ...
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Should I Replace My Roof Before I Sell My Home?

  Your roof needs significant repairs and probably should be completely replaced, but you are planning to put your home on the market and hopefully sell very soon. Is it worth ...
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Stone Coated Steel Roofing: Suprisingly Quiet, Satisfyingly Safe

  When you think of a metal roof, what comes to mind? It’s likely you think about a warehouse or some kind of shed with a corrugated metal roof. Both of these images probably ...
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Roof Leaking? It May Not Be What You Think

    After heavy storms, you may notice water coming in through your ceiling or moisture stains on your walls. Although your first though may be that your roof is leaking, this ...
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5 Reasons to Use Architectural Shingles for Your New Ames Roof

    If spring and summer storms have taken a toll on your home, or if it’s just time to get your roof replaced, you may be overwhelmed by the number of roofing options on the ...
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How House Wrap Can Reduce Your Energy Use & Save Money

  If you're building a new home or renovating your existing residence, house wrap is an important part of creating an energy efficient home. You may have seen the covering on ...
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Does My Home Have Siding Damage?

    Your house can take a beating in the Iowa weather from the high winds, rain, and damage caused by lightning and spring hail storms. You probably understand that inclement ...
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Should I Replace My Roof This Summer?

Has the Iowa spring taken a toll on your aging roof? This might be the time to look at a full roof replacement rather than simply making spot roof repairs. To decide whether ...
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My Roof Has Hail Damage. Can Hedrick Construction Help?

     Spring thunderstorms can be awe-inspiring, beautiful, and incredibly destructive. High winds, pounding rain, and lightning can cause power outages, fires, and property ...
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