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Project House Remodel – Part 3

Smart 3D Rendering While at the 2016 International Builders Show we met with the HOVER team. These guys have created a pretty awesome app that allows users to take 8 photos of a home and the app returns a 3D rendering of the house complete with measurements! This allows for ...

Universal News - Customer Referral Incentive Program

This program is designed to thank YOU, our satisfied customer, for telling everyone you know about Universal Roof & Contracting and the great home improvement job we did for you. When your friend or family member(s) contact us, we will add them to our Incentive Referral List. Once they qualify, ...

What to know about Bathroom Wall Treatments

Your bathroom’s walls are typically low on the totem pole of exciting bathroom remodeling decisions, but the right wall treatment goes a long way in setting the tone for your bathroom. Paint Paint is the most basic wall treatment but the most common for a reason—it’s economical and fairly easy ...

Flashing 101

Flashing isn’t usually front and center when talking about roof replacement, but it is a key component. Correctly installed, flashing defends your roof and home from inside/interior damage by protecting vulnerable areas. It’s the unsung hero of your roof! In the Southern states like Florida, flashing is typically made out ...

Project House Remodel – Part 2

All construction projects big and small begin with an idea which then goes through many iterations until you have a plan on paper (or CAD); the plan then moves through a few of its own iterations based on engineering and zoning (permitting based on your local government) until finally you ...

Project House Remodel – Part 1

On the In the House Show we love answering your home improvement questions and from time to time we take on projects of our own to pass on valuable information and experiences of how to do, what to do and what to avoid.  Fall in Florida is a great time ...

Aluminum Siding: 6 Things You Need To Know

If you’re considering replacing your home’s siding or adding siding to the exterior of your home, you may have considered aluminum siding. Aluminum is one of the many siding choices available, so we asked our team of siding experts to give us some pointers on this economical material: 1.) Go ...

Electrical Services IV: Rob Dollard, Master Electrician

In the House welcomes Rob Dollard, Master Electrician.  Ken: We’re bringing Rob Dollard onto our show with us today. Rob's been an electrician since 1979. He’s good friend and an amazing man who is now heading up our Electrical Division at Universal. Jared: You know, as we expand our reach and the ...

Electrical Services III: Fluctuating Fan Voltage

In this segment of In the House Jared invites Universal Roof & Contracting’s Master Electrician, Rob Dollard, to join him in answering listeners’ electrical questions. One caller is having a voltage problem in his brand new home and seeks the experts’ advice. Jared:  We have Kenny from Orlando on the line with us. ...

Electrical Services II: Permitting for the Do-it-Yourselfer

Today Jared talks to In the House listener, Brian, about permit requirements for electrical work on his home’s addition. Jared: Let's go to Brian on the West side. Welcome to the In the House show. How can I help you? Brian: Hi Jared. I’m building an addition onto the back of my house ...

Electrical Services I: Safety & Federal Pacific Circuit Breakers

Recently, on In the House, we’ve been talking about home electrical issues and household safety. Jared: This is an email question from Judy in Orlando. She writes, “My home was built in the early 1980s. Quite a few of my neighbors have been replacing their electrical panels. All the houses in my ...

Why Fiber Cement Siding is Better for Your Florida Home

There are many factors to contemplate when you’re in the market for new siding. Affordability, appearance, longevity and maintenance are the main considerations to take into account when deciding between siding options. The siding option we’re looking at today is a favorite of ours. Fiber cement siding combines the look of painted wood, ...

3 Smart Organizing Solutions for your Bathroom

Keeping your bathroom organized can be a challenge if you don’t have the storage capacity, yet having a stocked bathroom is essential for a high-traffic room. Here are some great ideas for a dream bathroom that can store and organize all your necessities, and do it in style. 1. Vanity ...

What Kitchen Sink Materials Are Best?

If you’ve read any of the articles about Kitchen Remodeling from us at Universal Contracting, you’ll know that remodeling your kitchen means you will have a plethora of choices to make. The number of options from appliances to lighting to flooring to cabinets can be daunting, so it’s best to ...

These 6 options for your kitchen will FLOOR you

Some people don’t give a thought to the ground beneath their feet. But when it comes to your kitchen, you know that its floor will see some of the most action in your entire house and can take the hardest beating from your family. In fact, you might have actually ...

QUIKRETE - Part II: Quikrete & Pre-Blended Products

Be sure to read QUIKRETE - Part I: Quikrete & Stucco Products Jared: On this segment of the In the House show, Josh and I have been speaking with Jeff Russell, the regional sales manager for QUIKRETE. Let’s continue our discussion… Jeff: Another thing QUIKRETE has been able to do is pre-blend our materials so ...

QUIKRETE - Part I: Quikrete & Stucco Products

Jared: Today, on the In the House show, Josh and I will be speaking with Jeff Russell, the regional sales manager for QUIKRETE. Now, for our listeners who are unfamiliar with QUIKRETE I’ll ask Jeff to give us some history about the company and what products you offer. Jeff: We are a manufacturer ...

Wood Siding: What You Need to Know

Wood siding can get a beating here in Jacksonville, but it can still be a viable option for siding. As a homeowner, you may feel a bit overwhelmed by the siding choices available, including some that are made to look like wood siding. Our team of siding experts are here to ...

Your Kitchen’s Best Light: Up-lighting vs. Down-lighting

A brand new kitchen filled with state of the art appliances and fixtures will fall flat without the appropriate lighting. Lighting is the key to unlocking the ambiance you’re looking to achieve and just plain visibility for prepping meals in your kitchen. Here are some options to consider when you’re ...

Wall Treatments: What You May Not Know

Nothing can help bring out your personal style in a kitchen more than its wall treatments or backsplashes. With so many styles & materials out there to choose from, your possibilities are almost endless. Here’s a rundown of some of the materials and choices you can pick! Tile. This extremely ...

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