At a very basic level, the roof over your home in Orange Park Florida is nothing more than the lid on a box. This is not to say that those fortunate enough to live in this suburb of Jacksonville live (as the song goes) in “little boxes”. Orange Park was actually founded in 1877 by the Florida Winter Home and Improvement Company –originally intended as a center for citrus fruit growing; but the orchards were decimated by the Great Freezes of 1894 and 1895 and the area is now home to reasonably affluent housing serving the needs of people working in Jacksonville or the nearby naval air station. In other words, there are many well designed substantial homes in Orange Park – but, they still need roofs.
A Roof Is A System
The shape of a house’s footprint dictates the layout of its roof and, in many cases, this is not going to be a plain square or rectangle which may mean that the roof structure needs to change direction. On the whole, people like to live in houses with pitched roofs and these direction changes lead to the creation of gables and the like which have to be joined to the main roof. Furthermore, most roofs will have “things” poking up through them – chimneys, exhaust ducts, air inlets, etc. All of these joining “bits” will need sealing if rainwater leakage into the house is to be avoided. Then, there will be the need to provide guttering, fascia boards and soffits, etc., etc.
Many Different Materials & Designs
Putting this roofing system in place can be achieved in many different ways using many different materials. For example; shingles, earthenware tiles or flat sheet for the main roof coverage; plus things like the use of plastic, wood or metal for basic materials? Choices are made on both practical and aesthetic grounds but, once construction has finished, there will be a need for a well thought out schedule for maintenance and roof repairs in Orange Park, FL.
Don’t wait for the next hurricane to damage your roof before checking out and finding a reliable contractor for roof repairs in Orange Park, FL – one who is familiar with all the different aspects and materials used in roofing systems. Hurricanes do not always cause roof damage and the risk will be considerably reduced if the roof has been regularly inspected and maintenance type roof repairs in Orange Park, FL have been carried out before the next storm.
Keith Stern and his roofing firm have had more than 25 years experience in roof repairs for Orange Park, FL. Hire the services of state certified roofing contractor to have them inspect your roof and advise if any action is needed. Click here to know more.
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