Hedrick offers a variety of roofing services for both residential and commercial properties. Whether you are looking to replace your roof, or need an expert’s opinion on repairs or materials, we can help. This guide will walk you through our roofing services, as well as provide useful information for your next roofing project.
Below is a table of contents to help navigate through this guide:
- Choosing the Best Roof for You
- Selecting the Right Materials
- Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Roof
- Commercial & Residential Roofing Services
- Repair & Emergency Services
- Homeowner’s Insurance Coverage for Roof Damage
- Maintaining Your Roof
- Asphalt Shingle, Steel, Rubber & Other Roofing Choices
- What to Expect in a Roofing Estimate
Choosing the Best Roof for You
Making the decision to purchase a new roof is often intimidating and prompts a lot of questions for consumers. What type of material should you use? How much is it going to cost? How long is it expected to last? Luckily, the experts at Hedrick Construction can answer all of these questions and make professional recommendations so you can make the best investment for your money.
Selecting the Right Materials
Selecting the right materials can reduce many overhead costs and increase the longevity and efficiency of your roof. At Hedrick Construction, we use the highest quality roofing materials on the market. We are also Platinum Preferred Contractor with Owens Corning, which allows us to offer the best warranties in the industry.
Below are several articles to help you begin the process of selecting a new roof. Learn how a quality roof is installed, how all of the various components of a roofing system work together, and what you should look for and questions to ask when hiring a new roofing contractor in your area.
- Selecting the Right Underlayment for Your Roof
- Anatomy of a Hedrick Roof
- Checklist for Your Roofing Contractor
- A Roof’s Design is VERY Important
- Common Questions Customers Ask Roofing Contractors
Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Roof
Replacing your roof may not be at the top of your project list, but when it’s time, it can be imperative to act quickly. A new roof can improve your home comfort, energy efficiency, and resale value. Waiting too long to replace it, however, can result in a number of problems, such as water damage, mold, rot, and an uncomfortable home. If you are noticing any of the following issues, it could be time to replace your roof.
- Widespread warping or curling of shingles
- Significant granule loss
- Roof leaks
- Increased energy bills
Check out these articles for additional information on how to tell when it’s time to replace your roof:
- When Is the Best Time of Year to Replace My Roof?
- 10 Warning Signs That Your Roof Is Failing
- 4 Most Common Roofing Problems
Commercial & Residential Roofing Services
The professionals at Hedrick Construction provide expert roofing services for both commercial and residential properties in Des Moines, Ankeny, Ames, and surrounding areas. If the roof on your home or business springs a leak, takes a hit from a storm, or wears out due to age and needs to be repaired or replaced, we’ve got your back.
Repair & Emergency Services
If your roof requires immediate attention, call us right away. Leaks, dents, and wind damage need immediate repair in order to prevent further damage to your roof and to protect your home or business. No one responds to your roofing emergencies and repairs more promptly and effectively than Hedrick Construction!
In an event of a roofing emergency, call us at (515) 597-ROOF.
Homeowner’s Insurance Coverage for Roof Damage
In most cases, homeowner’s insurance in Iowa will protect you against accidental roof leaks and the damages. However, your insurer will need to verify that your roof was in good condition prior to the leak to know if it was an accident. Regularly inspecting and maintaining your roof is an important habit that could potentially save you money if an accident occurs. Read If My Roof Leaks, Will My Homeowner’s Insurance Cover It? for additional information.
Maintaining Your Roof
You can avoid high roofing costs by having Hedrick Construction inspect and maintain your roof on a regular basis. Biannual roof inspections will allow us to check for damage and complete necessary maintenance services to extend the longevity of your roof.
Moss and Algae
Moss can shorten the lifespan of your roof by damaging wood and asphalt materials, so it’s vital to get rid of it before this happens. Algae typically won’t cause serious damage to your roof, but its color and texture can greatly detract from your home’s overall appearance. Prevent moss and algae build-up on your home by trimming back any overhanging branches, cleaning debris off your roof and out of your gutters regularly, installing a proper roof ventilation system, and having your roof inspected regularly.
New Roof Installation
Our roofers are seasoned veterans and can install any type of roof for your Central Iowa home or business. Because we are committed to quality service, we will make sure the project is completed to your specifications. From start to finish, we keep you updated so you know exactly what is happening with your roof and why. Learn how long it takes to install a new roof in the Des Moines area.
Asphalt Shingle, Steel, Rubber & Other Roofing Choices
We are dedicated to providing excellent service and a wide variety of attractive roofing choices. Our array of options includes architectural shingle, traditional asphalt, impact-resistant (storm) shingle, stone-coated steel, flat rubber, and more. Whatever type of roof you choose, Hedrick Construction will complete your project with professionalism and style. Visit our Roofing Products page to learn more about the various top-of-the-line Owens Corning, Metro, and Decra roofing products we offer and install.
View our “Types of Roofing Infographic”
If you have a flat roof, our team of roofers have specialized training in installing rubber roofing membranes. Rubber roofing has a number of benefits, including a seamless design that helps prevent the detrimental effects of UV rays. Rubber membrane roofing can be beneficial for both commercial and residential properties. Read our article, “Why Would I Want a Rubber Roof?” to learn more!
Maintaining a Flat Roof
The most common reason for flat roof issues is negligence in maintaining them. Consider trimming back trees in the area to avoid debris collecting on the roof, and be mindful of the weight the roof is holding. Good draining systems are necessary to keep the roof dry and free of pooling water. Get more tips from our blog article on maintaining a flat roof.
Metal roofs are tough, durable, and fire resistant. They typically last 40–70 years before needing to be replaced and come with a 50-year warranty. They can withstand winds up to 120 mph, resist corrosion, and effectively seal out moisture to prevent mold, mildew, and rot. Steel can be designed to look like more natural or traditional materials like asphalt, slate, cedar, shake, or clay. Steel also reflects solar heat and protects against UV radiation. Learn more about the benefits of a steel roof.
Metal Roofs Are Virtually Maintenance Free!
Steel is known to be one of the most durable and low-maintenance materials on the market, which saves homeowners a lot of money and stress over the lifetime of the roof. The key to a healthy steel roof is proper installation. If your roof was improperly installed, it may be showing these specific signs that it needs to be repaired.
High Quality Shingles
If you are considering replacing your roof, you have many different shingle options. We carry a variety of high quality shingles, which can differ in shape, size, color, and much more! One stylish, economical, and durable choice is architectural shingles. These are a great choice for roofs in Iowa because they not only give your home a high-end look, but they also perform well in adverse weather.
Maintaining Asphalt Shingles
Having your roof inspected regularly is important for the longevity and efficiency of the shingles. Checking your roof for loose or warped shingles and keeping it clear of moss and other debris can help you avoid unnecessary expenses from the damage they might create. You can find several other tips to help you maintain your roof on our blog, such as what kinds of damage to look for around your gutters, downspouts, skylights, chimneys, and vents.
What to Expect in a Roofing Estimate
When searching for a roofing contractor, you should get several bids. It’s natural to want to go with the lowest bid you receive, but in many cases, this is unwise. Roof replacement bids should include costs for tearing off the old roof, installing new sheeting if necessary, underlayment, new shingle installation, flashing, lead pipe jacks, chimney work, ice and water barrier, ventilation, and dump fees. It is also important to verify the quantities to make sure each estimate is based on the same measurements. If an estimate is missing any of these items, you aren’t getting all the information you need to understand the true cost of a job done properly.
We don’t compromise our work by excluding essential items in our estimates simply to propose a lower bid. We’re up front with our customers and offer free, detailed estimates that reflect our high standards of professionalism and integrity. Check out this article for a complete list: What Should You Look For in a Roofing Estimate?