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Roofing Basics: Shingle Types

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J. A. Edwards of America has featured a lot of posts about shingles, from potential sources of  damage to the history of asphalt shingles. This time we’ll take a step back and address a more basic question: What are the different types of shingles? While we won’t be exhaustive in our coverage of the topic, […]

Dealing with Hail Damage

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Of all the sources of roof problems, hail is one of the most common and unpreventable. Here are some questions that you might have about hail and hail damage. What Causes Hail? Hailstones form in energetic storms with strong updrafts of warm air. The stone begins as an ice particle in the cloud. As it […]

Preparing for Hurricane Season 2022

Home Tips, Orlando Area

As spring slowly but surely starts to fade into summer in the Orlando region, our thoughts invariably turn to hurricane season 2022. Even though we’re not quite out of April yet, preparing ourselves and our homes early will help to ensure a safe weathering of the storms if they do come. Hurricane Season 2022 Officially […]

Ignoring a Leaky Roof Adds Up

Home Tips

If your home develops a leaky roof, your inclination might be to deal with the immediate and highly visible effects. Maybe you’ll tuck a bucket under the drip in the attic space and put off the repair until later. After all, if the water is contained, what’s the worst that can happen, right? As tempting […]

Common Spring Roofing Problems

Home Tips

Spring rolls around once again to Orlando, Florida. With spring might also come one of these common spring roofing problems. As you’re out enjoying a stroll around your house on a pleasant March afternoon, consider casting your eyes upward to your roof. If you spot any signs of these potential problems, you’ll know who to […]

Dealing with a Dripping Gutter

Home Tips

Here’s the scene: A light drizzly rain sets in overnight in Orlando. You settled into bed hours ago and are sleeping soundly, snuggled into your blankets dreaming pleasant dreams. Then, from the outside corner of your house, you hear it: a slow but steady plonk-plonk-plonk. A drip in your gutter! You try to go back […]

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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]