Hedrick Construction Blog

Des Moines Roofers’ Top 2017 Trend Predictions

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on February 20, 2017 12:15 PM



Obviously, no one changes their roof every season like they change their wardrobe or hairstyle! Home improvement trends shift much more slowly than fashion trends, but they do evolve. Today’s roofing options are more diverse than ever before, offering stylish and functional choices at a wide range of price points. What’s popular for Iowa homeowners replacing their roof in 2017? Here are the roofing choices we predict will be timelessly fashionable for many years to come.


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Topics: roofing, gutter cleaning and repair, downspouts, steel roofing

Should I Have Roof Heat Cables Installed for Ice Dam Prevention?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on November 11, 2016 8:24 AM

As the weather grows colder, it’s a good time to perform some routine maintenance on your home—like cleaning out your gutters—to get ready for the winter season. Is your roof in good shape and ready for another snowy, icy winter in the Midwest?


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Topics: roofing, downspouts, insulation, energy efficient, energy efficiency

How Roofing Maintenance Helps Prevents Home Flooding

Posted by Heather Hedrick on October 22, 2016 10:30 AM

Storms can wreak havoc on your home. In addition to causing damage to your roof, siding, and general home exterior, high winds and heavy rains can contribute to another threat: flooding. Water infiltration into your home can ruin your personal possessions, cause damage to your home’s foundation, structure, or interior walls and finishes, and contribute to the growth of dangerous mold. Your roof is one of the main barriers to water infiltration, keeping your home dry from top to bottom. Regular roofing maintenance can help your roof perform at its best to keep water out.


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Topics: roofing, gutter cleaning and repair, gutter covers, downspouts

Spring Home Maintenance Tips for Better Roof Health

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on April 2, 2016 10:00 AM


Spring is blooming all around, which means it’s time to get outside! In order to maintain your roof in its best condition, and for optimal beauty, performance, and endurance, you should spend some time taking care of it now.

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Topics: roofing, gutter cleaning and repair, gutter covers, downspouts, home maintenance

Get the Most Out of Your Gutters

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on April 24, 2014 7:00 PM

Gutters are a very important aspect of the home. They protect your house and foundation from water damage including leaks, stains, siding damage, and flooding. By channeling the rain away from the house and to a drainage point, the foundation of your home is kept stable. But this doesn’t happen automatically. Gutters need to be installed properly and maintained regularly to do their job right. 

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Topics: gutter cleaning and repair, gutter rerouting, gutter covers, downspouts