Hedrick Construction Blog

What Type of Gas Should I Look for When Installing Energy Efficient Windows?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on August 9, 2017 5:14 PM

Do you have old, drafty windows? It may be time to replace them with more energy-efficient windows of a higher grade. Maybe you've even thought about springing for windows insulated with a different type of gas, but you're hesitant because of the price. Would higher end krypton or xenon-filled units actually prove a wise investment? Maybe. Here's what you need to know about insulated window gases before buying.

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Topics: Windows, efficient windows, ankeny window replacement

Creative Ways to Let Stunning, Natural Light into Your Home

Posted by Heather Hedrick on June 27, 2017 4:08 PM

A month ago, you excitedly purchased your first home. Since moving into your new place, you’ve discovered a few things you’d like to change. Most notably, you see that you had underestimated amount of natural light that would shine into your house. Instead of sitting in dark, uninviting rooms, you long to feel the warmth and see the beauty of the sunshine. If you can relate to this scenario, consider the following creative ways to let stunning natural light into your home!

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Topics: Windows, efficient windows, ankeny window replacement

Help! My Windows Have Storm Damage!

Posted by Heather Hedrick on May 20, 2016 4:31 PM


As spring and summer storms rip through neighborhoods, homes can suffer damage from high winds, hail, rain, and falling trees or debris. Glass-paned windows, especially older styles, can be especially vulnerable to strong weather. If your windows have been damaged in a storm, here’s what to do.



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Topics: Windows, ankeny window replacement

What to Do Before and After a Storm to Protect Your Roof & Siding

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on April 29, 2016 11:30 AM

When the weather forecast calls for high winds, tornadoes, and other severe weather, it’s important to know how to protect your home and family. You should take steps to protect yourself and your investments before a storm and know how to best respond if your property sustains damage.

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Topics: shingles, roofing, siding, storm doors, steel roofing, steel siding, ankeny window replacement

4 Ways to Insulate Your Windows Without Breaking the Bank

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on February 5, 2016 3:00 PM

Do you wish you could keep out that annoying, uncomfortable draft that sweeps into your home through your windows every winter? Well, you can, and you don’t have to spend a fortune to do it. Of course, the long-term solution that would have the biggest impact on the overall energy efficiency and comfort of your home would be to remove old, drafty windows and replace them with new ones, such as highly energy efficient double pane windows, but we know that can be pricey. If you can’t afford to upgrade right now, or if you’d rather preserve your home’s original features, take advantage of these low-cost tricks instead.

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Topics: Windows, efficient windows, ankeny window replacement

Your Window Guide for Winter

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on January 7, 2016 8:30 AM

Does the area near a window in your home feel cold and drafty during the winter? Have you ever noticed frost formation or condensation on your windows? These are common problems, but they should be dealt with in order to increase indoor comfort and prevent damage to your windows and home.

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Topics: Windows, efficient windows, energy efficient, energy efficiency, home maintenance, ankeny window replacement