If you want to ensure that you find a competent roofer, there are some things you should know. Many people select a service provider by the amount of years they have been in business. Still others will advertise how long they have been in business and how many years of experience they have. However, you must be cautious because often times, these roofing services will indicate their total combined time of service. This is not the same. Also, you should make sure that they are not simply changing the name of their business whenever they have started to receive negative reviews. Some consumers will choose a roofer based on cost alone. This, as we all know, doesn’t always translate to good service. There is certainly a lot to consider when seeking out a reputable and efficient roofer.
Homeowners are encouraged to take good care of their roof. Many homeowners that hear this don’t actually know what this means. They only assume that they will need to deal with their roof when an issue, such as a leak, occurs. This isn’t the case. The maintenance of your roof is important and it starts by the person you hire to install your roofing. Having a roof that has been properly installed is important to how long it actually lasts. Your roof is one of the single most important features of your home and should be treated as such.
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”
The 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.
The state of Florida is home to some the nation’s most extreme weather. From hurricanes to wildfire-inducing drought, the volatile nature of Florida’s weather patterns can cause even the most confident residents concern. In Jacksonville, it is common for large storms to sweep across the area, bringing heavy rains and strong winds. These times of unpredictable atmospheric activity can also produce another element of possible danger for Floridians to confront: hail.
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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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As with any home improvement project, replacing your roof can sometimes be an overwhelming process. That is why it is so important to find a roofing contractor you can trust. There are many Jacksonville roofers to choose from; finding the best is a matter of doing your due diligence before signing any contract. Let’s take a look at the keys to finding the right roofing contractor.
As with any big purchase, picking the right roof for your home is one filled with questions and choices. For many homeowners, especially those who didn’t build a new home but bought an existing one, replacing their roof presents a challenge never faced before. Rest assured, though, there are many Jacksonville roofing companies ready to help you make the right decision!
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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Few people know that they could be eligible for significant savings on the rate they pay for homeowners insurance. The fact is many qualify for discounted rates because of unique construction methods that make their homes more resistant to wind damage. Let’s take a look at exactly what homeowners can do to lower their premiums.