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Hedrick Construction Blog

Why Would I Want a Rubber Roof?

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on May 4, 2017 10:30 AM

If you’re building a new home or it’s time to replace your home’s aging roof, there are many options to choose from. Traditional asphalt shingles, modern architectural shingles, high-end (and high-priced) choices like slate, tile, or shake, and innovative stone-coated steel roofing options are all great choices. But have you ever considered choosing a rubber roof for your home?


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Topics: roofing, rubber roofing

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

The Benefits of Rubber Roofing

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on April 29, 2014 5:00 PM

Most houses have asphalt shingles that typically last 15-20 years and require quite a bit of attention throughout that time. Rubber roofing, on the other hand, can last 30-50 years, requiring little maintenance or repairs. Rubber shingles or rolls are much more durable and less likely to crack during extreme weather conditions than asphalt roofing. They are especially beneficial for flat or low-pitch roofs that traditional shingles have trouble effectively protecting due to the lack of gravitational pull. When roofs are flatter, water does not run off as quickly as on steeper roofs, allowing water to be blown underneath shingles that are not well sealed. 

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Topics: roofing, rubber roofing