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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 […]

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Sun Damage to Your Roof

General

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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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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What NOT to Do to Your Roof: Avoid These Actions

Home Tips

Here at J. A. Edwards America we explain a lot about how to treat your roof (see here, here, and here). While we mostly focus on the positives of Orlando area roof maintenance, this time we’d like to tell you what not to do on your roof. Avoid these three behaviors and your roof will […]

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Roof Issues Common in Orlando, Florida

Home Tips

Your home’s roof takes the brunt of a lot of the forces that are bent on damaging the structure. This constant assault from the forces of nature can take their toll. Take a look at some of the most common roof issues experienced by residents of the Orlando area. Natural Wear and Tear Over Time […]

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Straight-Line Winds Mean Roof Damage

Home Tips, Orlando Area

It’s Not Always About the Hurricanes Residents of the Orlando area typically keep a close eye on the weather during hurricane season. Any signs of activity out in the Atlantic Ocean could mean tropical trouble heading that way. But hurricanes aren’t the only warm weather phenomenon that the people of Orlando should worry about. A […]