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Hedrick Construction Blog

Finding Your Perfect Shingle Fit—The Benefits of Each Type

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on January 30, 2019 3:05 PM

As the roofing industry progresses, more and more shingle options are available to homeowners. It can be challenging to navigate the different types of shingles and decide which material is best for your home. We’ve compiled all you need to know about three of the top shingle options so that you can determine the choice that’s best for your roofing system. 

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Topics: shingles, roofing

Does Having a Steel Roof Make My House More Vulnerable to Lightning?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on January 15, 2019 3:06 PM

If you're planning on purchasing a home with a metal roof or if you're planning on replacing your existing roof with a metal one, you've probably come across some naysayers. One of the most heavily circulated misconceptions about metal roofs is the idea that steel roofing makes your home more susceptible to lightning strikes. As we work through this topic, you'll find that not only is this conviction wrong, but also that the truth is actually quite the opposite. 

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Topics: roofing, steel roofing, metal roofing

House Buying Series: How to Identify Moisture and Leaks in the Attic

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on January 4, 2019 2:35 PM

When it comes to buying a house, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the interior. Does it have a layout I like? Are the countertops granite? Is there a master suite? If you think about it, however, a home’s roof is just as important as what’s inside. Learn what to look for in a faulty roof—a problem that is often evident in the attic. 

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Topics: roofing, home maintenance

House Buying Series: Is My Roof Covered by My Homeowners Insurance?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on December 20, 2018 2:40 PM

Buying a new home is an exciting process. There’s a lot to look forward to, but before you get ahead of yourself, there are some less fun details to consider—like your homeowners insurance. It may seem pretty straightforward, but there’s more to understand than meets the eye. Here’s what you need to know regarding your homeowners insurance and your roof. 

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Topics: roofing, home maintenance

House Buying Series: What Does a Bad Roof Look Like?

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on December 4, 2018 12:28 PM

A home is a major investment. To protect your investment, it’s critical to understand any potential hidden costs involved in your home purchase. Among the most significant of these is a bad roof. If you understand how to assess the quality of a roof, you can choose to either walk away from a bad roof or negotiate a replacement before you close. In this edition of our house buying series, we’ll discuss what a bad roof looks like, how to assess a roof’s overall quality, and how to estimate its remaining lifespan. 

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Topics: roofing

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