It goes without saying that your roof is the most important part of your home, yet it’s also the most vulnerable. Protecting you and your family from the harshest of elements is a tough job, and eventually, wear and tear may leave your roof in need of replacement. According to Home Advisor, the lifespan of your roof should stretch to about 20 to 25 years– but that’s with the inclusion of proper maintenance. In order to maintain the integrity of your roof, it pays to schedule an inspection after incidences of severe weather. This serves to help monitor any issues and catch problem areas before they begin to wreak havoc. And if the damages to your roof are extensive, you’ll know it’s time to contact the best roofers in Jacksonville for a roof restoration or replacement.
Replacing an existing roof due to damage or age or choosing a roof for a new home construction is a big decision. A roof is a costly component of your home, so ensuring the roof you select has a comprehensive warranty for years into the future should be an important part of your selection process.
There are many different types of roofing materials from exotic options such as custom-made tiles to cedar shakes. However, not all of the different roofing options are commonly used in Jacksonville and surrounding areas because they aren’t ideal in our weather and climatic conditions.
At StormForce, we have extensive experience in roofing in this part of the state. With this experience, we often recommend one or more different types of roofing materials for our commercial and residential customers. Understanding a bit about each roofing type can help you to determine the option that is best for your specific home or commercial building.
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One of the great things about living in Florida, and specifically in Jacksonville, is the beautiful year round weather. However, if you have been here more than a season or two you recognize that wind damage from tropical storms and hurricanes can cause considerable havoc to your roof, and you have probably wondered if there is anything you can do to give yourself some protection and lower windstorm insurance costs.
At StormForce of Jacksonville we recommend all of our roofing customers consider having a wind mitigation inspection. Not only can this help you to protect your home but, by putting the suggestions into place, you can actually save considerably on your homeowners insurance costs that can really add up over a lifetime in this area.
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There are a lot of different components to a roofing system, and for those not working in this industry it can be a bit complicated to sit down and have a conversation with a roofing contractor.
One of the roofing components we typically recommend to change with new roofs and roof repairs is the flashing. Since most people aren’t aware of what flashing is, what it does, and how it is applied, we thought it might help to provide some basics.
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As roofing contractors, our job is actually more than just providing external waterproofing to the roof of your home or commercial building. In fact, the choice of attic ventilation, and the volume of air brought into and out of the attic has a very large impact on the energy efficiency of your home.
The Basics of Ventilation
Attic ventilation, at first glance, may seem to be counterintuitive. After all, how can allowing a stream of cold air into your attic in the winter actually be a good thing? Even more perplexing is the idea of allowing hot air into the attic in the summer, that be a good thing either, can it?
In reality, this exchange of air from the exterior of the home through the attic vents, or soffit vents, is important to keep the attic at a constant temperature level. In the heat of the Florida summers, the outdoor air is still cooler than the superheated air trapped in the attic, and the vents bring in that cooler outside air and force the superheated air outside.
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