Metal Roofing vs. Modified Roofing

Your roof is essential to the proper functioning of your home. A roof is also essential to property values. With all that your roof will provide you with, who wouldn’t want to ensure that it is the absolute best fit for their home? Consider and weigh your options for roofing services in Jacksonville, FL and put your faith into a roofing contractor with the experience, skills, and credentials to get the job done right!


Modified bitumen roofing, much like its built up roof counterpart, is an asphalt based roofing option. It is typically designed for flat or low sloping roofs. Modified roofing can be applied in three different ways. One way it can be applied is by using heat. This can be done by the use of either torches or hot mopping with asphalt. The cold process involves the adhering one to two plies of modified bitumen membranes to an applied base sheet. Continue reading

Roof Replacement Expectations

roof repair JacksonvilleJacksonville, Florida is no stranger to adverse weather conditions. As a result, regular home upkeep is crucial to the functionality of your home. When the time comes for roof replacement services, it is essential to be fully prepared for the process. Roof replacements and repairs are vital to the integrity of your home. Knowing exactly what you can expect during all stages of this operation will not only give you a better understanding of the matter, but will also assist your roofing contractor in their knowledge of your desired outcome.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting… A Roof Replacement!

1. Consultation
The obvious first step to any home service process is speaking with the contractor. During this step, you will be providing any applicable information and can expect to answer questions as to your interpretation of your roof’s condition and needs. This will give your contractor a general idea on what to expect upon arrival.
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SnapLock System

Jacksonville roof guttersIf you are like most people, you spend absolutely no time thinking about the rain gutters on your home until there is a problem. This lack of foresight led to rain gutters being designed and installed in basically the same way for the last hundred years. Now, Truss Building Products, LLC has developed the SnapLock Gutter System, the first gutter system of its kind.

This system offers home and business owners a real choice, one that can make a real difference in the longevity of their gutters and the roof as a whole. If you need work done to your rain gutters or other roof repairs in Jacksonville, consider having the SnapLock Gutter System installed on your home or business. Continue reading

Metal Roofing 101

metal roofing jacksonville FloridaIf you need a new roof, there are several options available, but metal roofing in Jacksonville FL is quickly becoming the most popular option. There are several benefits to having a metal roof, such as the durability and design options. The following are the answers to most common questions about metal roofing in Jacksonville FL.

Does metal roofing make a lot of noise when it rains?

It is easy to understand why a metal roof may be noisy when it rains, but actually the metal material is installed over the existing roof, plywood or a sheathing material, so there is a barrier between the between the metal and the structure of your home, which shields the noise from being heard. Metal roofing is often quieter than a shingle roof. Continue reading

Roof Repair 101

Taking on roof repair in Jacksonville, Florida can be quite an expensive and arduous task. Roofs and chimneys must be maintained in order to keep your home warm and safe. If any damage or leaks are noticed, preemptive steps must be taken to prevent this type of damage. One simple change that can be done is the replacement of your chimney cap. If it is damaged, this can lead to fires, disease, and other wanted situations in your home. Not only do they save you thousands of dollars in repair costs for your chimney, but they also can protect the health of you and your family. Continue reading

Energy-Efficient Roofing

Jacksonville roofing asphalt shinglesWhen remodeling, repairing or improving your home, there may be some new materials available for homeowners to choose from that were not available when the home was first built or most recently updated. These days there are more and more products being developed and sold with energy-efficient, Eco-friendly and “green” technologies.

People invest in using these new building materials for a number of reasons. Often these materials may have a higher initial investment, but then pay dividends in lower utility bills and increased comfort and appearance throughout the life of the product. Continue reading

Roofing Components

bigstock-Red-Tile-Roof-3037415-300x199Living in the lovely city of Jacksonville you know the weather tends to be hot and humid. While this is great for your outdoor adventuring it may not be so good for your roof. The wear of summertime heat and humidity can damage roofing structures. Part of home ownership is the continued roof upkeep. The thing with a roof is it’s not something you’d normally work on yourself. Roof repair can be complex and you’re going to want a professional to do it.

Before getting to repairs however you’ll want to know some roofing basics. It saves you time and frustration if you understand basic concepts. This allows you to recognize a problem before it becomes too severe and it lets you better explain to a repairman what you need repaired. Never underestimate how useful understanding even the basics can be. Continue reading

Roof Hugger

commercial roofing JacksonvilleIf you are looking for a roofing contractor in Jacksonville, FL, you have come to the right place. We specialize in roofing repairs, new installs, as well as many other types of roofing maintenance. For Jacksonville roofing do not hesitate to give us a call.

We would like to introduce you to our roof hugger system. This is the perfect and affordable roofing solution which has many various advantages. Basically this is a new metal roof that “hugs” your old metal roof. This methodology doesn’t interrupt your daily tasks since there is no need to tear down the old roof. We work with the existing framework of the building, and attach our hugger roof on top of it. This eliminates costly leaks, and gives you a new roof right on top of the old one! Continue reading

Roofing Styles

Jacksonville roofingWhether you’re looking for a Jacksonville roofing contractor for roof leaks, roof repair, maintenance or new installs, figuring out the style of roof you want for your house is going to be a major decision in the process. There are many different styles to choose from, but as you can probably tell by looking around your neighborhood (especially if you’ve traveled to other parts of the country) there’s a distinct Florida or “tropical” look here.

Jacksonville Roofing Styles

The warm and tropical climate of Florida demands the type of roofing that will withstand the environmental factors coming from outside while keeping your cooling costs lower by protecting the environment inside as well.

Here’s a look at some of the most popular Florida roofing styles that provide rugged durability and versatile aesthetics:

  • Asphalt Shingle. If you have a sloped roof, this is a popular style of roofing due to its economical pricing. Add accessories such as enhanced ridging or seamless gutters to boost the amount of money you save on energy and efficiency. Plus, asphalt shingling is available in many different colors so you can stand out from other homes in your Jacksonville neighborhood. Unfortunately, asphalt shingling doesn’t always provide you the best protection from the elements. It is susceptible to the type of high winds common in hurricanes and tropical storms, so if you’re looking for long-term roofing solutions, this might not be the best option.

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Staying on top of Roof Problems

I cleaned Rob's Gutters today.  They smelled really bad.Your home is your most expensive investment, and your roof is part of your home’s foundation. What happens when your roofing system fails? What signs should you look for? How can you protect your investment? Your questions deserve answers, and you deserve the best roof repairs Jacksonville Florida companies have to offer.

Don’t take your roof for granted. Roofs provide shelter from the heat, the rain, and the cold. Just as your roof protects you, your job is to protect your roof. A few preventative checks can save your roof from leaks, and other unforeseen damages. Inspect your roof several times per year for signs of wear and tear.

When is the Best Time to Check Your Roof

Following severe storms, high winds, heavy rain, and natural disasters, your roof may show signs of damage. Inspect your roof’s exterior for water marks or possible leaks. If necessary, go to the attic and look around the interior walls for discolored wallpapers, peeling paint, flaking plaster, or stained wood. Any of these signs are true indicators of a damaged roof. Our professional roofers at A.J. Wells Roofing Contractors in Jacksonville can provide an inspection for you if you need help with this. Continue reading