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Choose Your Roofing Company Carefully

Home Tips

When all goes well, your home’s roof will will rest quietly on top and do its job with little interference. With regular maintenance and care, it stays that way. But things happen, don’t they? A storm blows through Orlando sending shingles flying. Hailstones pelt the roof. A tree drops a heavy branch across the roofline. […]

Stop Putting Off Roof Inspection

Home Tips

The roof is always over our heads, but how often do we actually think about it? It sits up there, quietly protecting our Orlando homes from the elements, and we completely forget about it. On the rare occasion when we do give a thought to our roof, something has happened to draw our attention up. […]

gutter maintenance

Gutter Maintenance Tips

Home Tips

A building’s gutters are an often over-looked component in the health of the both the roof and foundation. That’s why gutter maintenance is so crucial to a long-lasting home. Clogged gutters lead to leaky and overflowing gutters. That water has to go somewhere, either back into the roof or directly onto the foundation. In the […]

roof leak

Notice a leak? Here’s what to do.

Home Tips

Here’s the scenario: you’re watching a movie during a rainstorm and you feel a drop of water. What do you do? No one wants it to be a roof leak, but it happens. Follow these tips if your ceiling starts dripping water on you. Secure Your Stuff A little water can cause a lot of […]

roof insulation

Know Your Roof Insulation Options

Home Tips

A home’s roof is more than just the shingles visible on the outer layer. Each layer does its part to protect a structure from the weather and to keep the outside to and the inside in. When considering all that a roof does, homeowners should also bear in mind the contributions to a home’s energy […]

go solar

3 Reasons to Go Solar

Solar

Are you ready to go solar? Many Orlando residents have chosen this increasingly popular option. Increased durability, higher efficiency, and lower costs all make solar panels an attractive option. Still not convinced? Check out these three reasons to install solar panels on your home’s roof. The Environmentally Friendly Option Electricity derived from solar panels is […]

roof failure

Why Do Roofs Fail?

General

Weather Damage High winds. Hard rain. Hail. The average homeowner can’t do much about these weather events. If a hurricane blows through Orlando, roofs will sustain damage, some enough to fail outright. In short, weather happens. If your home is damaged during a storm, contact J. A. Edwards of America; we specialize in repairing storm-damaged […]

asphalt shingles

A Brief History of the Asphalt Shingle

General

They are over the heads of roughly 80 percent of U.S. homeowners: asphalt shingles. For many people this ubiquitous roof covering goes almost unseen or unthought-about. Here’s a very brief history of the roof choice for most of us, the humble asphalt shingle. Why Are Asphalt Shingles So Popular? They cover the vast majority of […]

Get Ahead of Hurricane Season 2021

Home Tips, Orlando Area

Experts are predicting another very active hurricane season for 2021. The team of researchers at Colorado State University predicts 17 named storms. Of those 17, 8 will become hurricanes, 4 building up to major hurricane status. With a nearly 70 percent chance that one of these hurricanes will make landfall along the United States’ coastline, […]

spring cleaning

Spring Has Sprung: Time to Clean the Exterior of Your Home

Home Tips, Solar

Spring has sprung, so now is the time for some exterior spring cleaning. Many of us have spent the past year getting rid of attic and closet clutter, so our interiors might be relatively clean. Your home’s exterior, though, will need a good once-over every single year, if not more often than that. Follow these […]