JAE News and Updates

Autumn Exterior Maintenance

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It’s time again to think about autumn exterior maintenance. Regular attention to your home’s exterior, especially the roof, can help to prevent costly damage over the long run. If you will keep an eye on and a hand to the following items, your home will continue to protect you and your belongings for many years […]

7 FAQs about Solar Panel Installation

Solar

Last month we examined the benefits to installing solar roof panels. This month we’re going to address seven common questions about solar panel installation.  How do solar panels work? Typical solar panels use a crystalline structure to convert absorbed solar energy into direct current (DC) electricity. That electricity then passes through an inverter to make it […]

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Benefits to Installing Solar Roof Panels

Home Tips

With an average of 233 sunny days each year, the Orlando area is perfect for solar roof panels. All that sun (noticeably higher than the national average of 205 days) could translate into an environmentally friendly and economically beneficial situation if you install solar roof panels. J. A. Edwards America now offers this service. To […]

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Sun Damage to Your Roof

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Florida’s nickname is the Sunshine State, and with good reason. Orlando residents can expect an average of 233 sunny days each year. That means roofs on Orlando homes will be getting some sun 64% of the time. While we often focus on the damage that wind, rain, and hail can do to roofs, over time […]

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3 Reasons Not to Repair Your Roof Yourself

Home Tips

J. A. Edwards America has posted several articles about the importance of house maintenance, especially regular care for your home’s roof (see here, here, and here). Attention to your home’s number one line of defense against the elements will help to insure that your whole house will last a long time. Anything beyond regular maintenance, […]

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The Importance of Effective Roof Ventilation

Home Tips

The calendar officially rolls over to summer in late June, but temperatures in Orlando are already heating up. That rising heat coupled with the typical humidity of Florida can present major long-term problems for structures without adequate roof ventilation. Read on for more information about the importance of effective roof ventilation. What Is Roof Ventilation? […]

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Hurricane Preparedness Week 2019

Orlando Area

Orlando is only a few short weeks from the beginning of hurricane season. June 1st will be here before you know it, and the season runs for a long 6 months. Now is the time to begin thinking about how to deal with a hurricane should one come Orlando’s way.  Hurricane Preparedness Week The National […]

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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 […]