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Roof Inspection Safety Tips

1Are you planning to pull out the ladder and give your roof an end of summer inspection? Or have you been feeling like there’s an issue that you’d like to give a closer look? If you answered yes to either of those questions and you’re attempting to inspect the roof of your house, remember that nowhere is safety more important than when it comes to climbing on a steep roof. Whether you’re a DIY repairman or an experienced roofer, it’s very important to follow some simple precautions to keep you safe. Here is a list of safeguards to heed when working on your homes’ roof.

#1 Never work on the roof alone! Always have another person with you in case something should happen and you need medical attention.

#2 Be sure your ladder is in good, working condition and is placed on a solid, level surface. If need be, dig a small ditch and anchor the base of the ladder that way.

#3 You should always wear a safety harness that is tied to something sturdy. If you were to slip, the harness would prevent you from falling off of the roof.

#4  Proper footing and accessories include sturdy shoes or boots with good traction to prevent slipping, as well as safety glasses and a hardhat.

#5 Keep your work site clear of debris and tools. Clean up as you go – including nails, shingles and nail guns – which can pose a tripping hazard.

#6 Consult the forecast. If there are thunderstorms, rain, or high winds in the weather, or the roof is icy, delay your work until conditions improve.

#7 If you find any damage, whether it be major or minor, it’s best to call your Jacksonville roofing company, A Crown Roofing, to get a professional opinion so the damage gets fixed properly and in a timely manner.

Protect Your Roof from Sun Heat

clouds-429228_1920With a mild winter and minimal spring temperatures, summer-like heat has arrived in full force! With the sun and warm weather brings extreme heat to your homes roof. While you’re able to beat the heat with a dip in the pool or heading inside into the air conditioning, your roof isn’t so lucky. Those scorching UV’s can cause extensive damage to the material composition of your roof. For this reason, it’s important to have regular inspections to your roof to ensure it’s in the best condition. You always want to be proactive, instead of reactive, when it comes to the upkeep of your homes largest, and arguably, most important feature.

Hot summer weather causes roof deterioration, leading to leaks and failures. Powerful IR radiation and UV light from the sun is naturally to blame. The two of these elements combined can cause severe damage to a roof that does not have proper protection from the sun.

IR Radiation
IR radiation causes temperature damage to your roof. During hot summer days, the sun’s radiation can heat the surface of the roof to 160º and then drop down to 90º overnight. This huge temperature fluctuation causes the roof to expand and contract significantly. This process can cause flashings and fasteners to loosen and pop off.

UV Light
UV light dries the roof surface out, causing cracks. The cracks and other break-downs of materials can create failure across the entire roof.

Tips for Preventing Sun Damage

  • Seal and coat your roof to protect against UV rays.
  • Install vapor barriers that decrease moisture.
  • Apply periodic acrylic coatings to sustain your roof from thermal shock.
  • Be proactive with repairs and maintenance.

Having roofing issues and need an inspection? Call on your Jacksonville roofing company at ACrownRoofing. We’re happy to come out, inspect your roof and provide you with a free estimate.

Roofing Do’s and Don’ts

checklist-153371_1280Fact: A roof replacement is a major home improvement. That is why it’s important as a homeowner to do your homework and spend time researching every aspect of the project: from the roofing material, to the color, and most importantly, the Jacksonville roofing company completing the work.

We’ve put together a helpful list of do’s and don’ts to guide you through the decision-making process.

Do consider different material options. You don’t have to replace your existing roof with the exact same roofing material. Work with your contractor to discuss the best options for your region and budget.
Do consider style and appearance – A roof can last between 20 and 30 years, so it’s important to pick one that you like and has great curb appeal.
Do request a detailed estimate – Make sure that the estimate provided to you includes materials, time and labor as well as a projected start and finish date.
Don’t add a layer of roofing on top of your existing roofing without checking your roof’s structure and condition, understanding the requirements of the new material. Though you can often add a second layer of asphalt-shingles directly on top of one existing layer, additional layers will add significantly to the weight of your roof. The structure must be able to handle the weight.
Do check roofing contractor references – Find out what other people are saying. Take the time to read online reviews, ask around town and request customer testimonials from your contractor to ensure that they are the best company for the job.
Do make sure materials are what you paid for – Inspect materials when they are delivered to your jobsite to ensure that they are the new, high quality materials you requested.  Confirm that you are getting what you paid for.

If you haven’t replaced a roof before, you’re likely to have a number of questions. Contact ACrownRoofing, your Jacksonville roofing company, for questions, concerns and an estimate on a new roofing system for your home.

Checklist for Roof Spring Cleaning

1We’ve nearly survived another winter season. For those of us in warmer climates, that probably doesn’t seem as much of a victory as it does to those in the coldest, snowiest parts of the country. Not matter where you are though, spring is on the horizon. And who amongst us isn’t looking forward to sunshine and warmer weather?!

As the saying goes, while April showers brings May flowers, the wear and tear on your roof after another winter can leave your roof and gutters vulnerable. Plan ahead with three tips to follow to ensure you’re not facing a leaky roof and major repairs this year.

  • Clean and thoroughly inspect your gutters and drainage.
  • Inspect the roof, checking for loose material, surface decay and the overall integrity (curling, deteriorating, missing pieces) of the shingles.
  • Inspect skylights and interior ceilings for signs of mold, stains or water marks.

After your walkthrough, should you have any concerns about the quality of your roof, it’s best to leave the repairs and replacement to the professionals. Taking care of the issue ahead of time will save you the headache of additional home repairs from a leaky roof. When your roof is in need of repair, call on the Jacksonville roofing company, A Crown Roofing.

What to Look for in a Roofing Contractor

1A new roof is a big investment, which is why you don’t want to let just anyone handle the job. Before you hire a roofing company to replace your roof or repair the current one, it’s important to do a little research and know what questions you should ask of them before you hire them for the job. The next time you’re in need of a roofing contractor use this checklist to determine their reliability.

  • Are they licensed?
  • Do they have liability insurance?
  • Do they carry workers compensation insurance?
  • Who performs the work; company owner, employees, subcontractors?
  • Verify whether there will be workers on the job every day until completed.
  • Do they have a procedure in case of bad weather during the project?
  • Do they have a warranty on installation and workmanship? If so, what’s the duration?
  • Does the contract specify materials and brands to be used? Make sure it does and that these products carry warranties.
  • Make sure cleanup is included in the bid, including gutters and ground areas.
  • Is the contractor’s bid significantly lower than others? Be careful – quality may be an issue.

You and your family live and work under the roof of your home. It’s important that it’s crafted well, with reliable materials that offer a warranty. Once you’ve chosen a roofing company, be sure to get a written contract which includes the scope of the project, the materials to be used and their specifications, the dates for beginning and completion of the job and an itemized list of cost for all materials and labor. If you’re in Florida and are looking for an honest, reliable roofer, call the Jacksonville roofing company at A Crown Roofing.

New Roofing for Old Homes

Residential Completed ProjectWhether you live in Riverside or are located in an older home in Jacksonville Beach, it’s important to pay close attention to the roof on your home. Our team has done some a bit of research and we have put together this list to help you keep an eye on your roofing. Take a look at this list and see if any of these issues are affecting your home:

Curling and Buckling Shingles – When you look up at your roof, do you see curled shingles? This could be a sign that you need new roofing. This generally happens when your shingles are past their life expectancy or when your roof is defective.

Roof Age – This is generally the best way to know when it’s time to replace your roof. If you live in an older home, it’s likely the roof has been replaced before. Check your records to see when your roof was last report. If it’s been more than 20 years, it’s likely you need a replacement.

Discoloration – When you see dark spots or odd discoloration on your roof, this is a sign that you need a repair or replacement. It’s important to contact a roofer as soon as possible, because these problems only get worse with time.

For more than 15 years, our crew has been providing dependable roofing services throughout the community. Hire us when you are seeking a Jacksonville roofing company and we will provide you with unparalleled repair and replacement services.