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Reasons for Roof Replacement

Posted by Arthur Wells

Aug 18, 2016 3:46:08 PM

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 Northeast Florida is generally balmy and beautiful, Jacksonville 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.

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Topics: damage, roof-replacement, Roofing, Wind and Hail Damage, hail, wind damage

5 Things to Look For in a Roof Contractor

Posted by Arthur Wells

Jul 5, 2016 8:30:00 AM

A.J. Wells Roofing are certified roofing contractors and certified general contractorsHere in Jacksonville, you never know what type of weather will roll in. Although rain is a convenient element for detecting roof damage or leaks, it's not the only part of Mother Nature that can wear a roof down. Wind, sun and hail can also wreak havoc on your home's most protective structure - and Florida is subject to all of these.You can't predict the elements, but you can take our advice on how to choose a professional roof contractor that will take care of your roof and help keep your home safe.

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Topics: jacksonville, roofers-jacksonville, Roof, roof-repair, contractor, Roofing

Duval in State of Emergency as Tropical Storm Colin Tears through Florida

Posted by Arthur Wells

Jun 9, 2016 12:32:20 PM

Roof damage after tropical storm Colin ripped through JacksonvilleIn the late afternoon of Monday, June 6, tropical storm Colin made landfall in Florida, and Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 34 Florida counties, including Duval. Colin caused over 10,000 Florida residents, from the Tampa Bay area to Jacksonville, to lose power. Jacksonville’s Westside felt the brunt of the destruction, with potential tornado damage to one residence where hundreds of shingles were torn off and damaged due to Colin’s high winds.

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Topics: fl, jacksonville, Hurricane Season, Tropical Storm Damage, Florida, Jacksonville storms, tropical season

Thunderstorms and Microburst Cause Hail Damage Across Jacksonville

Posted by Arthur Wells

Jun 3, 2016 12:43:24 PM

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.

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Topics: Roof Damage, Roof, contractors, home, repairs, Wind and Hail Damage, hail, storm damage

Why Cheap Roofing Can Cost You More Money in the Long Run

Posted by Arthur Wells

May 25, 2016 11:39:05 AM

 AJ Wells Roofing replacing damaged/rotted wood on insurance claim. covered under wind damageIf you are a homeowner in the Jacksonville area, it is likely that at some point, you may want to do a major roof renovation. Living in a capitalist society has its advantages for consumers, forcing companies to compete for business so that people get a fair price. Unfortunately, it also promotes the belief that ‘cheaper is better’ and in most cases, that is simply not true.

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Topics: jacksonville, installation, contractors, home, repairs, Roofing

Spring Storms Indicative of a More Severe 2016 Hurricane Season?

Posted by Arthur Wells

May 16, 2016 1:38:19 PM

Roofing professional A.J. Wells evaluates roof damageAs the old saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. But the changing weather patterns may also mean storms could blossom throughout the Jacksonville area for the rest of the year. The 2016 hurricane season has the potential to be very destructive, putting roofs throughout the area at risk for profound damage. A.J. Wells Roofing can help you prepare for the wild, windy season to come.

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Topics: jacksonville, Hurricane Season, Roofing, Tropical Storm Damage, tropical season

Always Be Ready for the Unexpected

Posted by Arthur Wells

Apr 19, 2016 10:30:00 AM

unexpected March storm in Jacksonville wrecks West Side farmIf there is one thing certain about living in the Jacksonville it would be that you cannot predict the weather. You never know when a strong storm may pop up completely unexpected, such as the recent March 24 storm that produced a quick 10-second downburst of wind overnight that caused severe storm damage to a farm on the West Side.

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Topics: Roof Damage, Roof, Leaks, Wind and Hail Damage, storm damage

Dealing with Roof Damage Insurance Claims in Northeast Florida

Posted by Arthur Wells

Mar 30, 2016 11:59:00 AM

If you are a homeowner in Northeast Florida, you know that the daily wear & tear of living in a humid temperate coastal climate, combined with occasional extreme weather, leaves your home susceptible to all kinds of damage. Although, damage to your home’s roof may be the most critical issue you will deal with as a homeowner—and we're not just talking about a minor leak.

a thorough roof inspectionThat’s because, during a storm, you expect your roof to perform many different functions - including providing you and your loves ones with security.

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Topics: Roof Damage, Roofing, Insurance, Home Insurance Claim, storm damage

March Storms Leave Roofs Vulnerable to Wind Damage and Hail Damage

Posted by Arthur Wells

Mar 22, 2016 2:24:39 PM

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.

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Topics: damage, Roof Damage, Roof, home, Wind and Hail Damage

Mid-January Storms Terrorize Residents Across Florida

Posted by Arthur Wells

Feb 11, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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.

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Topics: damage, repair, Roof, Wind and Hail Damage, storm damage

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