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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 […]

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2 DIY Roofing Problems to Avoid

Home Tips

It pays to keep a level head when making decisions about your home’s roof. Often, what seems like a solid DIY roofing project can actually end up being a bigger hassle and costing you more in the long run. As you contemplate the best options for your roof, consider these two DIY roofing problems to […]

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Protect Your Roof during Hurricane Season

Home Tips

With the nation’s attention firmly fixed on COVID-19, many residents of Florida might have forgotten that hurricane season is rapidly approaching. Hurricane Preparedness Week for 2020 will take place May 3rd-9th. Given that many Orlando area folks are maintaining distance and staying at home a lot more, now is the perfect time to take some […]

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Know Your Roof Terminology

Home Tips

We here at J. A. Edwards America know our roofs, literally inside and out. The average homeowner, though, might not be as familiar with all of the terminology associated with roof construction. When your roof is being repaired or replaced, you might hear some of the following terms.  Ridge Board The ridge board runs the […]

3 Important Factors for Roof Color Choice

Home Tips

Nearing the season of spring cleaning, you might be deciding to do a major overhaul on your home. If it’s time to begin again with your roof, you’ll need to make a lot of decisions. While certainly not the most important consideration for your home’s roof, the color will be the most obvious attribute that […]

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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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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 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 […]

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 […]