3 Things You Should Ask Before Hiring Roofers

hiring roofersThis winter is a busy time for roofers in Jacksonville. If you need a brand new roof, you’re going to have to go through the usual route: do your research, ask for referrals from people you trust, and when the round of interviews begin, you will need to verify the authenticity of the roofing crew’s references and licensing. With the basics out of the way, here are 3 things you should ask about before you shake your hands and make a deal, according to Money:

3 Reasons to Stop Putting off Your Roof Inspection

roof inspectionIt 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.

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Lower Homeowners Insurance Costs Through Wind Mitigation

wind mitigationOne 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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The Purpose And Application Of Roof Flashing

roof flashingThere 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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How Important Is Attic Ventilation?

attic ventilationAs 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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Simplest Way to Find a Great Roofing Contractor in Jacksonville

screening roofing contractorIf a property owner wants to find the best roofing contractor in Jacksonville, the very first step is going on the Internet and writing down the names of all the licensed roofing contractors in and around Jacksonville. After the individual has collected the names of all the roofing contractors, they should visit the website belonging to the contractors and find out which companies are rated BBB A+. Once the individual has gathered the names of all the roofing contractors, the next step is to double check whether the contractor is licensed. A property owner cannot hire a roofing contractor if they are not licensed or their property insurance will not cover them if they tried to file a claim in the future. Now that the property owner knows, which of these roofing contractors are licensed and which, are not, the next step is to start reviewing each of the contractors in detail.
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Selecting the Top Roofing Company in Jacksonville

selecting roofing contractorProperty owners that want to select the top roofing company in Jacksonville will need to spend some time screening all of the contractors. The first step is to write down the names of all the roofing companies that have websites, and then visit each of their individual websites. When the individual has identified roofing companies to consider, the next step is to find out whether the firm is licensed to offer these services. In addition, verify that they have the necessary Workers Comp and general liability insurance. Never ever, hire a contractor that is not licensed and fully insured to provide these services no matter how good they may seem to be.
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Picking the Best Roofer in Jacksonville

best rooferIndividuals who want to select the best roofer in Jacksonville should spend a few moments screening all of the different firms before making any decisions. The first step is to identify all of the companies that offer roofing services in the Jacksonville area. After the names of all these firms have been established, the next step is to visit each of the firms and find out if it is a real company that is really operating in Jacksonville. Contractors that have a local presence and have local references are the bext choice., In addition, it is important that the company be in a position to really stand behind a warranty should problems occur. Roofing companies that complete several roofs each week are typically much better at their job than those who do one or fewer per week.
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Tips For Finding The Best Roofing Contractor For Your Home

best roofing contractorAt StormForce, we understand that a new roof is a big investment in your home. With today’s new technology in roofing materials and even with changes in the building code you can expect a new roof to last a lot longer than your old roof.

In addition, we provide outstanding warranties for our customers. We have a manufacturer’s limited 20 year warranty, a manufacturer’s limited 30 year warranty and a limited lifetime warranty to provide you with extra protection to the level you need.

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