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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 […]

3 Basics of Roof Replacement

General

Making the decision to replace your home’s roof can be a difficult one. The many factors that influence the choice for roof work can quickly confuse even the most savvy homeowner. Once that decision is made, however, the other choices are just beginning. Understanding these 3 Basics of Roof Replacement will help you navigate those […]

home buying

Thinking of Selling? Check Your Roof.

Home Tips

If the new year has put you in mind to sell your home in 2021, you might want to consider these important factors in home buying. Most house sellers in Florida tend to put their homes on the market in late spring, looking for an early summer sale. Given that timing, anyone interested in home […]

fire

Can You Fire-proof a Roof?

Home Tips

We’ve written many times here at J. A. Edwards of America about the important protections provided by roofs. Most of that information has been about water and wind. Your home’s roof, though, also offers protection from the other end of the damage spectrum: fire. A healthy, intact roof can help prevent and minimize fire damage […]