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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 […]

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 […]

autumn roof maintenance

Autumn Maintenance Review

Home Tips

Summer is winding down in the Orlando area, so it’s time to think once again about autumn roof maintenance. Homeowners who keep a regular check on the condition of their home’s roof will enjoy the benefit of a long-lasting structure. Since being aware of any potential problems early on will help to prevent much more […]

3 Things Every Homeowner Should Do For Their Roof

3 Things Every Homeowner Should Do For Their Roof

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There is are many things that homeowners must do to keep their house in good condition. One of the most important is taking care of the roof. We’ve put together three quick ways you can make sure your home’s roof remains in good condition. Clean Your GuttersThe gutters on your home are designed to collect […]

sun damage

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 […]

roof repair

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, […]

roof ventilation

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? […]

vinyl siding

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 […]

windows

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 […]

curb appeal

Creating Curb Appeal in a Seller’s Market

Home Tips

It’s a seller’s market.  Based on the basic laws of supply and demand, there just aren’t enough homes for sale right now. This means it’s a great time to sell, because there is huge competition over properties. Asking prices are being met, or exceeded, and buyers are not pushing back with a million demands. However, […]