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Hedrick Construction Blog

The Showdown: Metal Roofing vs. Asphalt Shingles

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Oct 25, 2018 2:45:00 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: roofing, shingles, metal roofing

When to Replace Your Shingle Roof

Posted by Heather Hedrick on May 29, 2018 7:55:00 PM

It probably isn’t something you think about from day to day, but your roof is a vital component of your dwelling place. If you’re like most people, you probably don’t even stop to consider all that your roof does for you. There comes a time when you can no longer take a passive stance towards the “fifth wall” of your home. Here’s how you can tell when it’s time to replace your shingle roof.

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Topics: shingles, roofing

Why You Should Consider Impact-Resistant Shingles in Iowa

Posted by Heather Hedrick on May 1, 2018 7:33:00 PM

Whether it's a white-out snowstorm or an F-3 tornado, it's safe to say that Iowa has some pretty crazy weather. Though you might be safe and sound inside your home, your roof takes a beating from the wind, rain, hail, ice, and snow that frequents our weather forecasts. Roofing repairs and replacements can be expensive and time-consuming, so protect your home with impact-resistant shingles before damage occurs.

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Topics: shingles, architectural shingles

The Basic Elements of a Hedrick Roof

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Dec 19, 2017 5:42:00 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: roofing, roofing underlayment, ventilation, shingles

What Are Architectural Shingles and What Sets Them Apart?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Nov 2, 2017 6:47:00 PM

Choosing the right shingle for your roof can be difficult. You have a wide variety of options in material, color, durability, and price. While several factors contribute to how long your roof will last and which roofing material is the right choice for your home, one thing is certain: you want your new roof to be a worthwhile investment, enhancing the longevity, look, and feel of your home. Today, we’ll discuss how architectural shingles can help you meet this goal.

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Topics: roofing, architectural shingles, shingles

What Is Your Roof Trying to Tell You?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Jun 13, 2017 11:06:00 AM

As a homeowner, you may encounter a variety of statements you don’t want to hear, such as “your septic tank needs to be replaced,” or “your plumbing system is shot.” These statements are enough to cause anyone’s mind to race. The same thing goes for your roof. The last thing you want to hear from the contractor is that you need a complete roof replacement as well as repairs to the structure of your home due to damage caused by a faulty roof.

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Topics: roofing, shingles

How Much a New Roof Can Boost Your Home's Value

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Apr 7, 2017 10:11:00 AM

When it comes to making improvements to your Des Moines, Iowa, home, replacing the roof probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, adding a new roof has many advantages, cost savings, and benefits that can all contribute to improving the overall value of your home. Replacing your roof can boost the value of your home in multiple ways.


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Topics: roofing, energy efficient, energy efficiency, steel roofing, shingles

Why Choose Dimensional Shingles for Your Des Moines Roofing Project?

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Mar 10, 2017 10:49:00 AM

If you’re an Iowa homeowner, you know how winter weather and spring storms can leave your roof in less-than-stellar condition. Many years of harsh weather can take their toll. If it’s time for a complete roof replacement, you have more roofing options than ever to choose from. Dimensional shingles are an affordable, practical, good-looking choice for your new roof.


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Topics: roofing, shingles

5 Reasons to Consider a Metal Roof for Your Des Moines Home

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Feb 14, 2017 10:21:00 AM



If it’s time to replace your roof, you have more options than ever before. You may never have considered a metal roof for your home, but they are increasingly trendy among both new construction homes and roof replacement projects. Steel has many advantages over asphalt shingles, slate, or other roofing materials. Here are five reasons to consider stone-coated steel for your Des Moines-area roof replacement.


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Topics: roofing, steel roofing, energy efficient, energy efficiency, shingles

How Architectural Shingles Can Help Your Bottom Line

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Nov 18, 2016 3:10:18 PM



If you need to replace your roof, you have many different roofing options. One stylish, economical, and durable choice is architectural shingles. This option is a great choice for roofs in Iowa because of the way it looks,  performs, and can save you money.


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Topics: roofing, shingles, steel roofing, energy efficiency