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Hedrick Construction Blog

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

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Jan 15, 2019 3:06:00 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: metal roofing, steel roofing, roofing

10 Things You Don’t (But Need To) Know About Metal Roofing

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Mar 13, 2018 3:14:00 PM

Choosing a new roof can feel like a daunting task. It does, after all, cover your entire home. Before you decide on a roofing material, it’s important to consider all of your options. In recent years, metal roofing has come into the roofing industry spotlight–and with good reason. There are lots of advantages to selecting a metal roof for your home. Here are our top ten.

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Topics: stone-coated steel roofing, steel roofing

Steel Roofing Can Help Save Energy and Money

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Jan 3, 2018 1:20:00 PM

Heating costs seem to go up every year. If you dread turning on your furnace because of soaring bills, you should think about replacing your home’s roof with stone-coated steel roofing. This long-lasting roofing material can help save energy—and save you money!

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Topics: steel roofing, roofing

The Pros and Cons of Stone-Coated Steel Roofing

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Nov 15, 2017 10:09:00 AM

If you're considering replacing your roof, you’ve probably heard of stone-coated steel roofing. Although steel is one of the most highly recommended roofing materials, it isn’t the most common choice on the market. Read about the pros and cons of stone-coated steel roofing to determine whether it’s the right choice for you.

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Topics: stone-coated steel roofing, roofing, steel roofing

How to Prevent Tornado Damage to Your Home & Roof

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Apr 17, 2017 10:31:00 AM

Iowa is part of “Tornado Alley” in the United States. The state sees an average of 48 tornadoes each year, most occurring in the spring-to-fall tornado season. It’s vital that you take precautions to protect your family from harm and ensure you’ll be safe during a tornado, but what about your home? While homeowners insurance may cover tornado damage, depending on the scope of your policy, here following these tips can help you reduce your home’s vulnerability to tornado damage.


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Topics: roofing, home maintenance, steel roofing

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

How to Choose a Color for Your New Des Moines Roof

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Mar 7, 2017 10:03:00 AM

Are you in need of a new roof, whether for new construction or to replace your existing roof? There are many choices to be made about colors, materials to use, designs and finishes. You will want to take into consideration your style of house, your budget, your neighborhood, and the kind of strength and durability you need to withstand Iowa's dramatically varying climate. Although color isn't the most important of these decisions, it's still a big part of your new roof's appeal.

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Topics: roofing, steel roofing

Des Moines Roofers’ Top 2017 Trend Predictions

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Feb 20, 2017 12:15:30 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, downspouts, gutter cleaning and repair, steel roofing

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

Spring Is Coming: Why You Should Schedule a Spring Roof Replacement

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Feb 7, 2017 10:17:00 AM


As winter comes to an end and spring draws nearer, it’s a good time to start thinking about what home improvement projects will be a priority for your family in the months to come. Replacing your roof with high quality architectural shingles, durable stone-coated steel roofing material, or other modern roofing materials can improve your home’s appearance, efficiency, and resale value. Here are five great reasons to replace your roof this spring.



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