JAE News and Updates

Fascia Board Rot: Causes and Effects

General, Gutters, roofing terms

Much of the attention given to roof damage focuses on the shingles. Other roofing components are also susceptible to serious problems that can shorter the life of the roof and cause damage to the rest of the structure. The fascia board is one of these components. What is a fascia board? The fascia board appears […]

Leave Repairs to the Roofing Pros

General

Sometimes a weather front will move through the Orlando area and will bring with it some strong storms. Tropical storms and hurricanes obviously pose a threat to your home’s roof, and the damage can be severe and extensive. Other storms, though, beat up your roof with far less intensity…and far less damage. But the damage […]

Autumn Maintenance: Solar Panels

Solar, Storm Damage

As you’re climbing on the roof to perform routine autumn maintenance, the time would be ideal to do the same for your solar panels. Many homeowners around the Orlando area have opted for this energy-saving and environmentally-friendly option. To keep those solar panels running at optimum efficiency, follow these tips. Basic Inspection From the Ground […]

Preparing Your Orlando Home for Hurricane Ian

Home Tips, Storm Damage

As Hurricane Ian, 2022’s first major hurricane to make landfall in the US, seems poised to make a fairly direct hit on Orlando, we here at JA Edwards of America want to remind Orlando-area homeowners about hurricane preparations. As of the last week in September, Hurricane Ian is only a few days away from Orlando. […]

Cracked: Storm Damage to Your Home’s Windows

Windows

Last month we looked at the many ways that gutters can be damaged in a storm. This month we turn our eye to windows. When the next big storm rolls through the Orlando area, you’ll know what to look for around your home’s windows. Knowing what damage might occur and what the results can be […]

Understand the Sag: Storm Damage to Gutters

Gutters

When strong storms roll through the Orlando area, they can damage more than just your home’s roof. We’ve looked before at the potential ways that shingles and other up-top components can be damaged. This time we will examine the different ways that your gutters could be affected. Leaking Even if you have been dutiful with […]

shingle types

Roofing Basics: Shingle Types

roofing terms

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

General

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 […]