Friday, January 10, 2014

4640 Brandy Oak Court Roof

In December 2012, a new roof was installed at 4640 Brandy Oak Court by Top Gun Roofing to the tune of $10,500. Probably the most significant improvement to the exterior of a home is the roof. Depending upon what type and color of roofing materials you opt to have installed, it can make a dramatic effect on your home's exterior appearance.

A roof is an expensive improvement to one's home so it is important to hire a reputable firm and equally important that you select quality roofing materials. When I bought this home in June 2011, I knew it needed a new roof. My agent probably should have been more firm with the sellers to insist that the roof was replaced as part of the sale.

One year later, I began making plans to have the roof replaced within the following year. At that time, I wasn't sure what type of roofing shingles I wanted. That was, until one day I saw a funny TV commercial for Farmer's Insurance with a fiddler on the roof. In the commercial, the actors are photographed on top of a roof. I knew instantly that was the roof I wanted.

In November 2012 I secured three roofing quotes. It was curious that some of the companies I originally wanted to have quote the roof were no longer in business! When it came to selecting the right company for the job, I opted to go with Top Gun Roofing, Inc. Once I got my ARC approval for the project, I was able to get the roof scheduled within one month of the quote.

4640 Brandy Oak Court Roof Estimate 2012
4640 Brandy Oak Court Roof Estimate 2012
Top Gun Roofing, Inc.
I was happy that Top Gun Roofing could provide the Owens-Corning TruDefinition Duration Storm Cloud architectural shingles. Plus it was important that they are a Owens-Corning Preferred Contractor.

Owens-Corning TruDefinition Duration Storm Cloud Architectural Shingles
Owens-Corning TruDefinition Duration Storm Cloud Architectural Shingles
That's a close-up view of those Storm Cloud architectural shingles. These shingles have a wind resistance of 130 mph and algae resistance of 10 years. The variety of colors are a good match for the exterior of my home as I have light gray vinyl siding along with red and gray brick.

4640 Brandy Oak Court Roof by Top Gun December 2012
4640 Brandy Oak Court Roof December 2012
Top Gun Roofing, Inc.
It's pretty amazing these days how quickly an old roof can come off and a new roof can be installed. The weather was perfect for the day and a half installation. They started the job bright an early on a Friday morning in early December 2012. On Saturday, the installers were finished by mid-day! You can see the Top Gun Roofing "dumpster" on wheels! It makes for efficient cleanups and hauling away of old materials.

BEFORE SHOTS OF THE OLD ROOF!

4640 Brandy Oak Court Old Roof - Front
4640 Brandy Oak Court Old Roof - Front
4640 Brandy Oak Court Old Roof - Back
4640 Brandy Oak Court Old Roof - Back
The old roof definitely looked pretty tired with a lot of discolorations. Luckily the old roof had stood up to the years of wear without leaks.

AFTER SHOTS OF THE NEW ROOF!

4640 Brandy Oak Court New Roof - Front
4640 Brandy Oak Court New Roof - Front
4640 Brandy Oak Court New Roof - Back
4640 Brandy Oak Court New Roof - Back
Can you see the difference in the before and after shots? Doesn't that new roof look pretty spectacular?

Here is a mosaic of four pictures of the home, before and after, to show the comparison front and back between the old roof and the new roof. Pretty impressive!

4640 Brandy Oak Court Old vs New Roof Comparison
4640 Brandy Oak Court Old vs New Roof Comparison
The roof project came in on budget, matching the quoted price of $10,500. I am so happy that I opted to have the job done by Top Gun Roofing. And, I am even happier that I got the Owens-Corning TruDefinition Duration Storm Cloud Architectural Shingles. You wouldn't believe all the compliments that I get on my roof! Thus far, it is the only Storm Cloud roof in Sutton Oaks. However, I have been seeing a few other stylish people's homes throughout Jacksonville with Storm Cloud on top! Good choice, I say.

4640 Brandy Oak Court, Jacksonville, FL - Reroof Building Permit
4640 Brandy Oak Court, Jacksonville, FL - Reroof
Building Permit : $10,500 Job Cost

FYI, I have attached a screen capture of the building permit that was pulled, showing the job cost at $10,500 in December 2012.

P.S. If you look at the "old roof - front" picture and compare it to the "new roof - front" picture, you might notice something different. Do you notice LESS trees in the background? Now, that was another "improvement" to 4640 Brandy Oak Ct. Taking out the three large multiple water oaks was a big all-day project that cost $2,450. We'll tell you about that in a future blog post along with the other major improvements. Thanks for dropping by!

If you are interested in seeing this beautiful home, it is being shown by appointment to well-qualified buyers. For a showing, please call 904-619-6985. This seller is motivated to sell and is looking for somebody who wants to love this home and appreciate all the enhancements and improvements.

UPDATE: We sold this beautiful home and closed on Monday, June 8, 2015. Thank you to all our interested neighbors and visitors for looking and inquiring. We will miss you. Bye for now!
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