How to Choose a Residential Roofing Contractor?

choice of roofing contractorBad weather, years of use and substandard materials, all these could affect the lifespan of your roof. Think it’s time for a bit or maintenance and repair work? Don’t try to do it all on your own. Getting help is the sensible thing to do. Plenty of contractors out there are less than ideal, though. Here’s a checklist of tips to help you pick the right roofing contractors in Jacksonville:
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A Homeowner’s Guide to Reroofing Pt. 2

In last week’s blog, we covered the first portion of information every homeowner needs to know when embarking on a reroofing project. If you haven’t taken the chance to read it yet, we highly recommend you do so. Today, we will finish the series by highlighting even more valuable insight you can use to protect yourself and ensure that any of the many Jacksonville roofers you may select perform a quality job. So let’s take a look!

Selecting the Right Product

The selection of the best roofing shingle is a very important part of every reroofing project. As with any major purchase, a consumer must weight the benefits against the negatives. What works best for your particular needs? You should compare prices in terms of functions, features and benefits. A home built on the beach may have different needs than one many miles inland. You should strike a balance between the function needed and the look of the shingle. A homeowner that requires only the most basic functionality may be satisfied with a standard three-tab shingle, but if aesthetics are of equal importance, then shopping around for the right shingle at the right price is worth the time. Continue reading “A Homeowner’s Guide to Reroofing Pt. 2”

A Homeowner’s Guide to Reroofing Pt. 1

There are more than a few reasons why homeowners choose to get a new roof. Whether your existing roofing system is failing to adequately protect your home or you are thinking about putting your house on the market, a new roof is an important decision that requires expert planning and care. Homeowners must protect themselves against costly mistakes and ensure proper installation. Let’s take a look at what homeowners can expect when they embark on a roofing restoration project. Continue reading “A Homeowner’s Guide to Reroofing Pt. 1”

Attic Ventilation

30350544_xxlThe attic of your home is more than just the perfect place to hide Christmas presents. But like so many other parts of a home, its importance is easily misunderstood. From energy efficiency to leak prevention, the attic is a crucial component that ensures the overall function of your entire home. Let’s take a look at exactly why Jacksonville roofers know this to be true.

The biggest job an attic performs is properly ventilating a home. Hot air rising from lower floors of a house often gets stuck in the attic. Without proper attic ventilation, warm and moist air has nowhere to go.  This can lead to decreased energy efficiency during the hottest months of the year. A properly ventilated attic draws hot air up and out of the house. This is especially important during summer months because, without proper ventilation, heat radiates down into the home, which makes your air conditioning unit work harder, resulting in significantly higher utility costs.

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How to Extend the Life of Your Roof

Every 3,000 miles, we take our cars to a mechanic and get the oil replaced. Why? To ensure that it will run for many more years and our engines will be able to handle the strain of everyday use. This is a perfect example of preventative maintenance. In so many other instances, we go to great lengths to protect ourselves against an unwanted failure of proper operation. Unfortunately, one that often gets overlooked is the upkeep of your roof. As a homeowner, it is imperative to protect and extend the life of your roof. How can you do this? Take a few minutes to follow along and you will have the answers you need.
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How to Save on Energy Costs

Here’s a fun fact most homeowners don’t know: the reason your home is so hot during the summer probably has nothing to do with your air conditioning unit. Many people think that it is their system that is not working as well as it should, resulting in an increase in temperature within the home. The truth is the culprit very well could be your roof. Let’s take a look at what we are talking about.
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Finding the Right Roofing Contractor

The roof of your home provides protection from nature’s most dangerous elements, so proper maintenance and immediate attention to damage will help protect you and your family. In the days following a devastating storm, it is imperative, as a homeowner, to insure that your roofing system has not been compromised. If you suspect your roof needs repair, selecting the right contractor is an important decision.

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