As a longstanding, family-owned Jacksonville Beach roofing company, we know that living in the North Florida area has many distinct advantages besides great weather, great beaches, lots of sunshine and limited amounts of crime. We are also blessed with the position of our community and its extensive proximity to the Caribbean Gulf Stream flowing north. Many individuals don’t realize this but Jacksonville and the surrounding areas are actually west of Orlando longitudinally. This anomaly is in part responsible for many storms that approach us out of the south to be reduced in severity because of the long distances they have to travel over land. Additionally, hurricanes and tropical storms that travel up the coast of Florida might skirt the coastline in the mid to southern Florida regions, by once they come into contact with the Gulf Stream, they usually pass by us at a safe distance and at an amazing rate.
Jacksonville’s coastline is actually just over 100 miles away from the stream making our position ideal for being brushed by storms but never susceptible to taking a direct hit. The only 2 hurricanes that have ever actually hit this area directly in the last 200 years were Hurricanes Donna 1960 and Dora 1964. Donna actually came up the state from the Gulf and following the St. Johns River, hitting Jacksonville from behind. Hurricane Dora however was a direct hit to our area being driven by upper atmosphere events and after making a large passage through South Georgia when back out into the Atlantic.
HOW WHEN SHOULD YOU CALL SUNRISE ROOFING, BEFORE OR AFTER THE STORM? LIGHTNING WORK?
So, what does this all mean for us today and what is the probability that another major storm will affect our area? Are we just lucky enough to be bypassed by category storms and usually only sustain wind damage to poorly constructed buildings and roofs. When is it a good time to have a licensed professional roofer inspect a shingle, metal or tile roof?
The answer to that question is; does the home or business owner suspect that their roof might have compromising issues susceptible to damage from high winds or excessive rain. Are there missing asphalt shingles, loose tiles or worn and fatigued metal joints. Were there previous repairs done to the roof because of these types of roofing issues or does the owner now suspect that the roofing materials have become compromised.
If you suspect that you have a roofing problem; visible missing tiles or shingles or your roof develops leaks during storms with excessive rain then now is the best time to call Sunrise Roofing. We specialize in the repair and installation of all types of residential and commercial roofs. We are also a licensed General Contractor so we have the knowledge and experience to remediate any sub-roofing problems, storm damage, rotten wood, etc. so that you have a structurally sound roof when we finish.
With over 20 years of experience, we are a trusted roofing company in Jacksonville Beach. We specialize in roofing problems that are specific to homes and commercial building close to the beach. High humidity coupled with salt water is a recipe for material degradation.
Give us a call at 904-323-1929 for a free, no-obligation inspection and written estimate. We also provide affordable roof maintenance programs for any structure.