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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Outdoor Decorating Safety Tips

Home Tips

’Tis the season for holiday decorations! All around the Orlando area, homeowners are collecting the lights, inflatables, garlands, and trees from their attics. As you begin to string up the lights along your roof, be sure to follow these ten outdoor decorating safety tips. Double Check Lights and Cords Before you go through the trouble […]