Reasons for a New Roof: Roof Replacement in Ankeny


There are several reasons homeowners may need to replace their roofs, including leaks that call for immediate attention, storm or other serious damage, or old age. Perhaps none of these reasons pertain to you. Maybe you’re building a new home or simply want to increase your current home’s value. These are all great reasons for replacing your roof. Hedrick Construction proudly provides roof replacement services in Ankeny, Ames, and surrounding areas.

Leaking Roofs

Leaky roofs can result from a number of different circumstances. A common warning sign that your roof has sprung a leak is a water spot or stain on your ceiling. Determining the cause and source of the leak is the hard part. Check out our post, "How to Track Down a Roof Leak" to learn how to do this effectively. You may need a professional roofing contractor to do a thorough assessment to pinpoint the source of the leak and the extent of water damage.

Damaged Roofs

The three things that most often damage a roof are wind, falling debris (e.g. trees or branches), and hail. When inspecting your roof for any type of damage, we highly recommend that you stay on the ground as opposed to climbing up onto your roof to try to locate the problem yourself. Either search from the ground looking up or call in a professional to safely inspect your roof for you.

Signs of Damage

  • Wind: Missing shingles or horizontal lines where granules have worn off a couple inches beneath the shingle above – could indicate that the seal around the shingle was broken.
  • Hail: Indentations in shingles where granules are missing, large pile of granules in the downspout, or pattern of small round divots on edges of shingles
  • Falling Debris: Apparent debris on the roof deck, missing or cracked shingles, or a large pile of granules in the downspout

Increasing Home Value

If you're thinking about selling your home and you know your roof is nearing the end of its life, replacing your roof can be a smart move to increase your home’s value. The new roof will also enhance your home’s curb appeal and make a great first impression on potential homebuyers. According to Owens Corning, the return on investment in a new roof ranks close to that of remodeling a bathroom or kitchen. 

Building a New House

If you are planning to build a new house this spring or summer, you have several important decisions to make, including which materials to use for your new roof. It can be an exciting time, and having the opportunity to choose your own roofing materials is a great way to personalize your home to fit your style. Hedrick Construction installs every kind of roof with numerous color and style options from Owens Corning roofing materials

Old Roof

The fact is that roofs don’t last forever. Depending on the type and quality of its materials, a roof could last anywhere from 10 to more than 50 years. You’ll very likely need to have it replaced sooner if you don’t have it maintained regularly and professionally inspected every year. On the other hand, if you keep up with regular preventive maintenance, your roof will last longer and you'll have fewer issues during its life.


If you're looking to have your roof replaced this spring, now is the time to book your appointment! Once spring hits, we’ll be busy, so get in when you still can! Click on the button below to schedule your spring appointment.

If you simply need your annual Ankeny or Huxley roof inspection or would like to know more about any of our roofing services in Ames, let us know!