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Tips for Improving Your Yard – Ahmed Hassan, Guest Expert

Last weekend, Universal Roof & Contracting was one of dozens of home improvement and outdoor living exhibitors at the Central Florida Home and Garden Show in the Orange County Convention Center.  We featured samples and displays in roofing, siding and windows, gave away a bunch of prizes, and our home ...

Neighbors in Need

We all have “neighbors”. People just like you and me who live nearby, shop at the same grocery store as we do, eat at the same restaurants, and may even attend school with our kids. These are people in our city, our community, our neighborhood.  How well do we know ...

Universal Roof & Contracting Owners and Ahmed Hassan This Sunday on In the House with Ken & Jared

This weekend Universal Roof & Contracting will be exhibiting at the Central Florida Home and Garden Show. Featuring roofing, siding and window samples and displays, their home improvement experts will be on site to answer all of your home improvement questions.    Just for visiting the Universal booth, you’ll receive ...

Universal Roof & Contracting is at This Weekend’s Home + Garden Show!

Visit the Universal Roof & Contracting exhibit at this weekend’s Central Florida Home and Garden Show and see what’s new in roofing and home renovations.  Enter to WIN $1,000 toward your next home improvement project.  Plus, we’ll have dozens of prizes and giveaways, including restaurant and home repair gift certificates!  ...

Choosing a Contractor – Universal Roof & Contracting Recommends Objective Tips from CCN

Selecting a reputable contractor can be challenging. For this reason, Certified Contractors Network (CCN) provides homeowners with a variety of resources to help them choose the best contractor for their contracting job. Contractors that are members of CCN are the best in their industry and are committed to providing customers ...

Universal Contracting Community Works - Community Food & Outreach

This weekend, TEAM UCCW - Universal Contracting Community Works - is headed downtown to the Community Food & Outreach Center (CFOC). Our group of associates and family members is now regularly participating in the center's monthly family Volunteer Night that is intended to bring families together in the spirit of ...

Stucco vs. Siding

As contractors in Central Florida, we see it all. Today’s homeowners have some great questions – and often misconceptions – that we are pleased to answer and offer advice based on decades of experience in the Home Improvement Industry. Recently, we had someone ask us how to go about changing ...

PH3 Marketing Announces: Universal Contracting Launches New Website for Orlando Commercial Construction & Roofing Services

Universal Contracting launched a new website recently that features their commercial services, news/articles blog and examples of completed commercial projects. The full service Orlando commercial contractor handles commercial construction projects from concept design and development through delivery, with a budget, schedule and plan that's customized for each specific project. Universal ...

Universal Storm Inspectors Assess Hail Damage

Universal Roof & Contracting storm damage inspectors continue to assess the damage to Lake and Seminole County homes from last weekend's band of hailstorms. Delivering quarter- and half dollar-sized hailstones, the recent storm appears to have affected a growing number of area homes. Universal estimator, Eric Vyborny, shares about the ...

Hail Damages Seminole County Homes

Damaging hail sweeps across the greater Orlando area yesterday.   Although skies appear calm now, many Sanford, Lake Mary, Longwood, and Heathrow residents saw damaging hail this weekend. Yesterday's band of afternoon and evening storms passed through Seminole and Lake Counties producing tornado watches and warnings and delivered damaging winds, ...

Universal Contracting Community Works - TLC Walk For Life

...the righteous give and do not hold back. Proverbs 21:26 At Universal Roof & Contracting, our associates want to do more than install new roofs! Each day, we look for ways to be a positive influence on our customers and in the city of Orlando. Through Universal Contracting Community Works ...

Universal News - Universal Contracting Advises Florida Tenant Improvements Now

For any landlord or business owner considering tenant improvements, the sooner they can be done, the better. While inside renovations are not much affected by weather conditions, exterior work would be wise to do before spring and summer rains. Jeff Grow, Commercial Manager for Universal Contracting in Orlando, offers timely ...

The Science of Demolition

Jared:  Not long ago, our company did a kitchen remodel. As I met with the clients to go over the designs, the wife, Rose – a super-sweet lady – said, “Okay I just have one requirement when it comes to my kitchen. I want to be the first one to ...

Gotcha Covered – Roofing Options that add life and beauty to your home.

Like most homeowners, you probably don’t think to inspect your roof—until there’s a problem. But that could be a mistake. Central Florida’s extreme and unpredictable weather—think thunderstorms, hurricanes, heat and humidity—can take a toll on one of your home’s biggest investments. Whether you’re replacing a damaged roof or in the ...

Universal Contracting Community Works - Supports FL Fire Fighters

With a heart for people and a desire to build up our community, the Universal Roof & Contracting family has always contributed to the improvement of the lives and circumstances of those around us. Our new “Community Works” division is devoted to promoting restoration, healing and progress within the Central ...

Roofing: To DIY or Not to DIY? That is the Question.

Jared:    Carl you’re In the House, go ahead, my friend. Carl:      Yes, thank you very much. I’ve got a son-in-law living in Tampa, who’s dad is a contractor in California. He says, “Oh yes, it’ll be great. I’ll have my dad come out and help me put on a new ...

Repairing the Repair – Botched Patio Conversions

Daryl:   I bought a house where the previous owners had made a room out of the patio. I don’t think they insulated right, and I want to remodel the whole room. How much it will cost, and what will I have to do to get it done? Jared:   Sure, let ...

Critters in Your Crawlspace

Jared:    Tina in Winter Garden emailed us a question. She writes, “My home was built in the 1950’s.  It has a crawlspace underneath, and I constantly have critter issues.  What can I do to stop this?”                 Tina, this is a very common problem when you have an elevated floor ...

Universal News – Welcome Jeff Grow, Commercial Division Manager

Jeff Grow Joins Universal Contracting as Commercial Manager   Jeff Grow’s 20 years of building experience in the areas of commercial ground up construction, multifamily housing, commercial renovation, and commercial build-out will be an integral part of Universal Contracting’s team and its continued success.   With over 20 years of ...

Belgard Hardscapes Contractor’s Corner: Project Spotlight – A 1970s Home Transformed

With over 20 years of experience making improvements to other people’s homes, Jared Mellick, president of Universal Roof & Contracting in Orlando, Fla., decided it was time to make some upgrades to his own outdoor living space.   A 1970s Home Unfit for Entertaining Jared, his wife Cara, and their ...

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