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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, […]

roof decorating

Deck the Roof: Tips for Safe Roof Decorating

Home Tips

After you’ve decked the halls with boughs of holly, it’s time to string up the lights for some roof decorating. Part of the magic of the holiday season in the Orlando area is the bright and colorful twinkle of a house trimmed with lights. Follow these tips to create a magical, safe, and secure holiday […]

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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 […]

September House Maintenance

September House Maintenance

Home Tips

As summer begins to slow down a bit for the Orlando area, it’s time to start thinking about early autumn house maintenance. September is a good month to pay attention to several spots around the exterior of your home, particularly the roof, walls, and windows. Follow these tips for September House Maintenance to protect your […]

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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 […]

spring shingle

4 Tips for Maintaining Your Roof

Home Tips

Spring comes early in Orlando, and so do thoughts of spring cleaning. While you’re airing out the house, tidying up the clutter, cleaning the windows, and flushing the gutters, consider a spring cleaning session for your roof. Regularly maintaining your roof can help insure that it will continue to protect your home for years to […]

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Insulation for Your Orlando Home

Home Tips

No doubt about it, this winter has been much cooler than usual. With temperatures considerably colder all across the southeast, home-owners around Orlando might be thinking of ways to keep the cold out next winter. While residents of the Sunshine State might typically consider insulating their roofs during the hot summer months, insulation against the […]

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Cleaning Your Vinyl Siding

General

Vinyl siding looks great when it’s new and clean, but even the best circumstances will often lead to grimy or discolored areas. Maintaining your home’s vinyl siding is surprisingly simple: you can start with just a little bit of water. Follow these tips for keeping your siding looking like new. Inspect and Evaluate Start with […]