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Hedrick Construction Blog

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

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

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

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