Hedrick Construction Blog

Is There Clutter in Your Gutter? Here’s How to Keep It Clean

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on May 15, 2019 1:38 PM

Spring is here, and so is the rain. Now more than ever, it’s important to make sure your gutters are in good working condition. Gutters are a vital part of your home’s exterior system, protecting your property from the upcoming rains. If you’ve got clutter in your gutter, here’s how to clean it out. 

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Topics: gutter cleaning and repair

Five Home Maintenance Tasks to Complete Before the Holidays

Posted by Heather Hedrick on November 13, 2017 4:06 PM

Many people are accustomed to spring cleaning but might forget that fall is the perfect time to get some home maintenance tasks completed. If you are looking to get your home in great shape before the holiday season, here is a checklist of five tasks to get you started!

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Topics: roofing, gutter cleaning and repair, home maintenance

Take Care of Your Gutters Now to Prevent Foundation Problems Later

Posted by Heather Hedrick on May 30, 2017 10:31 AM

How often do you clean your guttersDo you check your gutters after heavy rainstorms or other types of inclement weather? Cleaning out your gutters may seem like a daunting task, but did you know that clogged gutters can cause extensive and expensive damage to your home’s foundation? Not only that, but it can lead to a variety of other serious problems throughout the home. Here are a few of the problems clogged gutters can cause to the foundation and other components of your home.

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Topics: gutter cleaning and repair

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

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

My roof is leaking! Is it covered by a warranty?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on April 22, 2016 4:30 PM


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Topics: shingles, roofing, gutter cleaning and repair, steel roofing, home maintenance

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

Tips for Dealing with Your Leaves this Fall

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on October 14, 2014 11:20 AM

October is a fun month. Pumpkin patches and apple orchards are popular spots for families and friends to hitch a hayride, explore a corn maze, or grab some fresh apple cider to drink while listening to live music on a farm. And, of course, we can’t forget about Halloween candy and costumes. As the leaves change and fall to the ground and the temperatures start to drop as we finish out the month of October and lead into November, many home maintenance projects tend to pop up around the house. Keep your home and family safe and sound this October by following these tips for properly disposing of the leaves around your property.


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Topics: roofing, gutter cleaning and repair, home maintenance

How to Know if You Need Siding or Roofing Repair After a Big Storm

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on September 11, 2014 10:30 AM

We’ve had a lot of thunderstorms lately, and storms bring rain, lightning, wind, and sometimes even tornadoes. In fact, every year in the United States, we get an average of 1,000 tornadoes, and a whopping 10,000 severe thunderstorms. Here in Iowa, we are mostly affected by thunderstorms that produce heavy rains, strong winds, and occasionally hail and tornadoes. Some people experience substantial damage to their roofs due to Mother Nature’s wrath, while others may come through without a scratch. It is important to know how to spot even minor roof damage after a storm. There are some common steps that can be taken to do this.

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Topics: shingles, roofing, siding, gutter cleaning and repair, blown in insulation

The Importance of Exterior Maintenance on Your Home

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on August 1, 2014 4:47 PM

Many people focus the majority of their attention (maintenance, updating, remodeling, etc.) on the interior of their home, but it is just as important to keep the exterior regularly maintained. The upkeep of the outside of the house often gets put off or overlooked entirely. What many people don’t know is that regularly maintaining the exterior of your house, including the roof, siding, and gutters, is crucial in the protection of the entire home, inside and out, from unpredictable and sometimes harsh weather conditions that we often experience in Iowa.

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Topics: roofing, siding, gutter cleaning and repair