Reasons for Roof Replacement

Falling trees and their branches are grounds to schedule a roof inspection.Understanding when to opt for a new roof is important. Although the climate in northern Florida is generally balmy and beautiful, the area is also prone to tropical storms, especially during the height of tropical season. These storms can cause destructive damage, which is why it is best to keep A.J. Wells Roofing and Construction’s contact information handy. Getting your roof promptly inspected after a tropical storm–or any other cause of suspected damage–is the only way to know your roof’s repairability status.Continue reading

Thunderstorms and Microburst Cause Hail Damage Across Jacksonville

1-inch diameter hail on a Jacksonville residents' outdoor furnitureWednesday, June 1st, marked the beginning of tropical season here in Northeast Florida. And to mark the occasion, the Florida skies rained down a series of severe thunderstorms that swept across Jacksonville, leaving many damaged roofs in its wake. This is, perhaps, a fitting start to what many meteorologists forecast will be a particularly strong tropical season.Continue reading

March Storms Leave Roofs Vulnerable to Wind Damage and Hail Damage

wind damage to roofHere in the Jacksonville area, we are often caught in the middle of active, at times unexpected, storms. While sometimes these storms don’t pan out to be much more than a mid-afternoon shower, other times they can be very strong, like the ones we saw pass through on the evening of Thursday, March 3. When storms like this pass through they can include damaging winds, hail, and torrential rain that can easily cause damage to your home’s roof. The biggest problem is that you may not even notice the damage until the next storm passes through and your home, and family, suffers more serious damage.Continue reading

Mid-January Storms Terrorize Residents Across Florida

storm damage in FloridaOne thing that Florida residents know from experience is that the weather is unpredictable. Even when it is not hurricane season, you never know when a surprise storm may pop up. Take for instance the recent severe storms that swept through the Lake City area, Fort Myers, and Sarasota County in mid-January. Heavy rain and strong winds can cause a lot of damage to your home, especially your roof.Continue reading

Have You Checked Your Roof for Wind or Hail Damage?

man checking roof for storm damageWith Jacksonville’s average rainfall of 52 inches a year, your home’s roof is its first line of defense to keep the interior of it safe and dry. Even though the area has not seen a direct hit from a hurricane in a long time, we still get a lot of rain and wind passing through during the tropical season between thunderstorms and tropical storms. If you are like most people, you probably do not think to run outside immediately after a storm to check for wind damage on your roof.Continue reading

How Damaging Is Hail To My Home?

hailLiving in a climate that is susceptible to tropical storms and hurricanes can put your patience to the test at the best of times. There is nothing worse than standing in your home listening to storms pass over while you wonder what kind of damage is currently happening to your home. Hail storms are common in Florida during January to March when the temperature and climate is changing. Hail forms when a thunderstorm updraft meets supercooled water droplets, which are water drops surrounded by below freezing air. When this happens it turns a thunderstorm into a hail storm. With hurricane season in full swing, protecting your home from hail damage in Jacksonville, FL is important.

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How to Prepare Your Home for Hurricane Season

Protect_Your_HomeIn Florida, hurricane season is one time of year that you might never be able to fully prepare for. As much as homeowners try to protect their homes, there are some situations where you won’t have control over tropical storm damage. Instead, acting quickly to make repairs and prevent secondary damage from occurring after the storm passes is often the best vice.   There are several beneficial precautionary steps you can take, but once a storm is in full force, there is nothing more you can do other than ride it out and have an emergency preparedness and reaction plan in place for the whole family.Continue reading