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The Importance of Flashing to Your Home

Home Tips

Properly installed flashing is crucial to your home’s long life. It’s a component that is hardly noticeable, but plays a vital role in keeping damaging water out of your house.  What Is Flashing? Flashing is a thin strip of waterproof material. This material is placed at parts of a construction that offer a possible entry […]

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Inspecting Your Vinyl Siding

Home Tips

This month we continue our look at some home maintenance issues that are common for houses in the Orlando area. As we’ve shown in our spotlights on roofs and windows, casting an inspector’s eye on a home’s features can help you improve your home’s value if you’re an owner and can alert you to potential […]

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Inspecting Your Home’s Windows

Home Tips

Whether you’re buying a home, selling a home, or planning to remain in your Orlando area home for a long time to come, it pays to think like a home inspector. Buyers who know what to look for as they tour a house on the market can save a lot of headache and avoid some […]

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Creating Curb Appeal in a Seller’s Market

Home Tips

It’s a seller’s market.  Based on the basic laws of supply and demand, there just aren’t enough homes for sale right now. This means it’s a great time to sell, because there is huge competition over properties. Asking prices are being met, or exceeded, and buyers are not pushing back with a million demands. However, […]

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Deck the Roof: Tips for Safe Roof Decorating

Home Tips

After you’ve decked the halls with boughs of holly, it’s time to string up the lights for some roof decorating. Part of the magic of the holiday season in the Orlando area is the bright and colorful twinkle of a house trimmed with lights. Follow these tips to create a magical, safe, and secure holiday […]

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What NOT to Do to Your Roof: Avoid These Actions

Home Tips

Here at J. A. Edwards America we explain a lot about how to treat your roof (see here, here, and here). While we mostly focus on the positives of Orlando area roof maintenance, this time we’d like to tell you what not to do on your roof. Avoid these three behaviors and your roof will […]

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Roof Issues Common in Orlando, Florida

Home Tips

Your home’s roof takes the brunt of a lot of the forces that are bent on damaging the structure. This constant assault from the forces of nature can take their toll. Take a look at some of the most common roof issues experienced by residents of the Orlando area. Natural Wear and Tear Over Time […]

September House Maintenance

September House Maintenance

Home Tips

As summer begins to slow down a bit for the Orlando area, it’s time to start thinking about early autumn house maintenance. September is a good month to pay attention to several spots around the exterior of your home, particularly the roof, walls, and windows. Follow these tips for September House Maintenance to protect your […]

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Straight-Line Winds Mean Roof Damage

Home Tips, Orlando Area

It’s Not Always About the Hurricanes Residents of the Orlando area typically keep a close eye on the weather during hurricane season. Any signs of activity out in the Atlantic Ocean could mean tropical trouble heading that way. But hurricanes aren’t the only warm weather phenomenon that the people of Orlando should worry about. A […]

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Weather Related Roof Damage

Home Tips

The old saying goes that April showers bring May flowers, so you might expect that month to be particularly wet. In the Orlando area, however, April sees relatively little rain compared to June, which averages around 8 inches each year. Each month brings its own weather-related issues and potential problems for your home’s first line […]