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.
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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!
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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.
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When extreme weather hits the First Coast area, the ability to quickly and thoughtfully react is paramount. This is especially true when it comes to your home. As so many have experienced, powerful storms do not usually end in just a few hours. Homeowners often times feel the effects for days, and this means your home is vulnerable. As Jacksonville roofing companies will tell you, homeowners have to be prepared to act in their efforts to prevent further damage.
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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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As budgets get tighter, many homeowners are deciding to forgo home improvement projects. While this is a common reality in an economy just beginning to rebound, it can put many homes at great risk. There is a distinct difference between what is needed and what is not when it comes to these projects, and as a homeowner, it important to know what is required to ensure the safety of your home.
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So when is the right time to schedule an inspection for your roof? This is a question that many homeowners have as they contemplate improvement projects around their property. The roof is your home’s most important feature structurally. Because of this, regular inspections of your roof are needed, especially in areas of the country with more extreme weather patterns.
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The most common roofing material used in the United States is the asphalt shingle. It provides a good value and quality roof protection for 15 to 20 years in most environments. The majority of homes use what is called a three tab shingle. An upgraded shingle is becoming more common called an architectural shingle. Both types are made from a fiberglass mat that is impregnated with asphalt and stone granules to make it waterproof and give it color.
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