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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Wind Mitigation Inspection and the Money You Can Save

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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Emergency Roof Repairs after Extreme Weather

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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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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The Benefits of Replacing Your Roof

benefits of replacing your roofAs 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.

Your roof is the gatekeeper for your home. It is the first line of defense against extreme weather and offers protection unlike any other part of your home. Today, many homeowners are making the decision to delay replacing a well-worn roof. This can lead to a few unfortunate outcomes. Lets take a look at what you risk by not repairing a damaged roofing system.
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Warning Signs of a Failing Roof

6628811_xlSo 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.

The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends two professional inspections a year, at least. Generally, these should take place in spring and fall, right before wet weather and directly after. However, homeowners themselves should be aware of the warning signs to know when looking at their roofing system. Here are 8 key identifiers that it may be time for a replacement of your roofing system:
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Recycling Asphalt Roofing Shingles Helps Keep The Environment Clean and Saves Energy

new roofThe 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.

Every year the construction industry produces almost eleven million tons of asphalt shingle waste. Of that figure, almost eight million tons of it goes into landfills. When recycled, these products can be successfully used for a wide range of products and services. A primary use is for manufacturing hot mix asphalt used for road paving.
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