Hedrick Construction Blog

Benefits of Energy-Efficient Siding

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on April 12, 2019 3:07 PM

As a homeowner, you know how important it is to keep your property energy efficient. Lost energy is lost money, and it also increases your home’s environmental impact. Try as you might to make your home efficient with its appliances, windows, and other features, there’s one big-picture item you might be missing. Energy-efficient siding increases your home’s energy-saving capability from the outside in. Not only will energy-efficient siding help to reduce your energy costs, but energy-efficient siding also requires very little maintenance and can be recycled. Learn more about the benefits of energy-efficient siding and find out if it's right for you! 

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Topics: siding, brick and stone, green siding, energy efficiency, vinyl siding, steel siding

Put a Beautiful Face on Your Home with the Right Siding

Posted by Heather Hedrick on July 11, 2017 11:31 AM

When giving the exterior of your home a makeover, your siding can make all the difference in the world. With an abundance of attractive options, you can choose a style that tastefully enhances your home's personality and harmonizes with your roof like a dear old friend.

While the house is stripped of it's outer garments, be sure to add a radiant barrier house wrap if you want to take a big bite out of your energy bills while the opportunity is hot. Below are five excellent siding materials to consider.

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Topics: siding, vinyl siding, steel siding

Does My Home Have Siding Damage?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on July 8, 2016 4:00 PM



Your house can take a beating in the Iowa weather from the high winds, rain, and damage caused by lightning and spring hail storms. You probably understand that inclement weather and debris can damage your roof, but did you know that your siding might also be at risk?


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Topics: siding, green siding, energy efficiency, vinyl siding, home maintenance, steel siding

How Do I Know If I Should Replace My Siding?

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on June 10, 2016 10:00 AM


Your home’s siding doesn’t last forever. Well-performing siding helps ensure that your house stays in the best condition possible, keeping the cold out and the warmth in during the winter and vice versa during the summer. It helps prevent water from infiltrating your home and improves your energy efficiency. Plus, it helps your house keep looking great from the outside. What are the signs that it’s time to replace your siding?


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Topics: siding, energy efficient, energy efficiency, vinyl siding, steel siding

Is There Sunscreen in Your Vinyl Siding?

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on May 15, 2016 11:00 AM

Did you know that just like your skin, your home can suffer from UV damage? The harmful effects of the sun’s rays cause discoloration, weathering, and cracking that’s just as detrimental to your home as to your body. It can hasten the effects of aging and reduce your home’s attractiveness. Even if you can’t see the damage on the outside, UV degradation can worsen the expansion and contraction of wood siding, window frames, and shutters and weaken the structure of vinyl siding. But there’s good news: sunscreen can help protect both your face and your place.

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Topics: siding, green siding, energy efficient, energy efficiency, vinyl siding

Must I Remove My Asbestos Roof or Siding?

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on April 15, 2016 11:00 AM

As discussed in our last post, many homes, especially those built at the turn of the twentieth century, have siding or roof shingles that contain asbestos. Asbestos has many good qualities, including being durable and fireproof. It also poses many significant health hazards. Is it necessary to remove your asbestos-containing roofing shingles or fiber cement siding to protect your family’s health?


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Topics: shingles, roofing, siding, vinyl siding

Hedrick Offers High Quality Siding Products

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on November 11, 2014 9:30 AM

We want our customers to know exactly what they are getting. Below are several quality siding products we offer, including both vinyl and fiber-cement options. Since siding is the face of the home, it is important for homeowners to choose a siding material that fits their home’s style and appearance while offering energy efficiency and maximum protection.

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Topics: siding, green siding, vinyl siding

Pros and Cons of Vinyl Siding

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on June 24, 2014 11:30 AM

Hedrick Construction offers a variety of different siding options for homes. One very common type that has been the subject of debate for decades is vinyl siding. Some people love it, and others would never dream of putting it on their homes. While it may not be as long lasting and durable as wood, stone, or brick siding, there are plenty of benefits to vinyl siding installation that make it worth considering.

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Topics: siding, vinyl siding