Hedrick Construction Blog

Is Your Roof Sealed Properly?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on May 19, 2018 7:32 PM

You probably don’t think much about your roof—until it stops doing its job. Fortunately, your roof itself may not be the issue. The way it’s sealed is just as important as the roof itself to keep the elements safely out of your home. Consider the following conditions to assess whether or not your roof is sealed properly.

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Topics: roofing, roofing underlayment

The Basic Elements of a Hedrick Roof

Posted by Heather Hedrick on December 19, 2017 5:42 PM

If it’s time to replace your roof, you’re likely wondering what elements will make it durable structure that lasts. While roof replacement can be a big investment, it's also one that serves your house every day of the year. A roof is combined of multiple parts that work together to protect your home, and it’s important to know what role each plays to make informed decisions on what to buy.

Roofs are designed in layers. Each layer plays a significant role in protecting your home from elements like snow, ice, rain, and extreme heat. It can also control your home’s energy efficiency and make it more comfortable. Below are several important layers that make up the roof’s structure.  


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Topics: shingles, roofing, roofing underlayment, ventilation

Should I Replace My Roof This Summer?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on July 1, 2016 11:00 AM

Has the Iowa spring taken a toll on your aging roof? This might be the time to look at a full roof replacement rather than simply making spot roof repairs. To decide whether you should repair or replace your roof, ask yourself a few questions.


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Topics: shingles, roofing, rubber roofing, roofing underlayment, energy efficient, energy efficiency, steel roofing, home maintenance

A Roof is Much More Than Just Shingles

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on November 16, 2015 1:24 PM

We know that replacing a roof is expensive, which is why we want to make sure homeowners are able to make well-informed decisions when choosing materials and a company to work with. The roofing contractor you choose can make all the difference in your future roof's performance and longevity. Be sure to pick a professional roofer with the knowledge and experience to install a well-designed roofing system.

Here is a breakdown of vital components of a quality roofing system.

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Topics: roofing, roofing underlayment

Ice & Water Barrier Products for Winter

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on December 5, 2014 11:00 AM

Hedrick Construction provides Owens Corning products to protect your roof and home all year long. Your roof is a vital aspect of your home; without the proper protection, your home is vulnerable to damage, particularly during extreme weather conditions. Wind, snow, ice, and rain are a roof’s worst enemies. That’s where our WeatherLock® ice and water barrier products come in. They will offer your roof additional protection against Mother Nature and grant you peace of mind during the cold season.


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Topics: roofing, roofing underlayment

Anatomy of a Hedrick Roof

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on July 3, 2014 11:27 AM

Replacing a roof can be expensive, but spending a little more and having a professional who knows the ins and outs of all roofing components is worth the investment. Some roofers simply place new shingles over the tops of old shingles. While this may be less expensive in the short term, it is not good practice and could end up causing problems later down the road. There are many different parts that work together to make up a roof, and each individual piece has a very important job to do.

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Topics: shingles, roofing, roofing underlayment

Selecting the Right Underlayment for Your Roof

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on May 1, 2014 5:00 PM

The purpose of shingle underlayment is to provide a protective barrier between the roof frame and shingles of your home. Even though you most likely won’t be installing your roof on your own, you should still be aware of the different types of materials available in order to select the best type of underlayment for your home. Making the right decision can extend the life of your roof and minimize the need for maintenance and repairs.

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Topics: roofing, roofing underlayment