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Tools of the Trade: Kwikset

Kwikset DIY Project To use an old cliché, “Spring has sprung!” Every spring on In the House, we field calls, texts and email questions from our listeners regarding DIY projects that don’t break the bank. We’ve found that an ideal spring DIY project is one that: - Can be done ...

The Art of Siding – Designing Your Home Exterior, Part II

Adam Tours the Plant As part of his intensive training program, Adam Holodick, our Exterior Siding Specialist, attended the industry giant, Certified Contractors Network, boot camp program, and acquired valuable knowledge in best practices serving homeowners, relating key information, and business standards. “This sales boot camp was not geared to selling ...

Metal Roofs That Look Like Wood or Asphalt...Only Better

Metal roofing systems have a come a long way in recent years. Whether you're on the fence about look of metal because you prefer the rustic look of wood or traditional asphalt, consider a few reasons why metal roofs stand out from the rest. 1. Metal shingles come in an ...

In the House Talks About Exterior Paint

Jared: Thanks for tuning in to In the House. Let’s start with a text question: “Will I have to use two coats of paint on the exterior of my house if I change from pale yellow to another color such as tan or green?” I'm going to recommend doing two coats of ...

The Art of Siding – Designing Your Home Exterior, Part I

Meet Adam Adam Holodick, Exterior Siding Specialist, has been receiving specialized training since his arrival at Universal Roof & Contracting early 2014. Adam’s focused study of home exterior renovations and siding options has equipped him to lead the Universal Siding division and train our new siding estimating team. Early in Adam’s own ...

The 3 Most Common Areas Where Your Roof Might Be Leaking

Some of the most susceptible areas for leakage are places many homeowners never think to check. A rook leak unchecked leads to watermarks, peeling paint, bug invasion and much worse. Wood rot and dangerous molds can quickly become a serious problem, meaning major repairs beyond just your roof. Here’s what ...

Ken Remembers Memorial Day

"I’m a Vietnam Veteran and am also with the Nam Knights Motorcycle Club. For the last seven years I've led our guys up to Washington D.C.'s Vietnam Veterans Memorial.  Like rolling thunder, we joined around three to four hundred thousand other bikers to pay tribute to those fallen heroes who ...

Universal Associates & Friends Volunteer at Freedom Ride

With a heart for people and a desire to build up our community, the Universal Roof & Contracting family has always enjoyed contributing to the improvement of the lives and circumstances of those around us. From food donations to veteran benefit programs, family members and employees alike have partnered over ...

2015 CotY Award Winners, Kitchen Remodel Contest

We are happy to announce that Universal Roof & Contracting was selected as winners for the CotY Southeast Kitchen Remodel this year. The prestigious CotY (Contractor of the Year) Awards are presented each year by NARI to members who have demonstrated outstanding work through their remodeling and renovation projects. Entries ...

Community Works - Universal Roof & Contracting Neighbor in Need, Edd

This February, Universal Roof & Contracting was blessed to donate an entire roof replacement to a local disabled veteran. Currently undergoing treatment for injuries acquired while serving as an Army Ranger, Edd has been unable to make repairs on the debilitated roof he shares with his four children in Sanford, ...

Universal Roof & Contracting Wins Four "Wizard" Awards!

Antonio Valdivia, Rookie Project Manager of the Year Each year the Certified Contractors Network (CCN) hosts the Wizard Awards program. CCN Founder Richard Kaller had always encouraged team members to "Become the Wizard" in their customer's mind as the solution to their home improvement needs. Its popularity among CCN members led to the creation ...

FRSA & Charities of Choice

Universal Roof & Contracting is a proud member of the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association (FRSA) and supports the FRSA Charity of Choice. Read about the reach of our community involvement in this excerpt from February’s FRSA “Roof Flash” Newsletter. Consider joining the Ladies of FRSA in support of the ...

4 Hidden Stucco Problems You Need To Know About – It Could Save You a Fortune

Poorly installed stucco can crack, buckle, and eventually lead to rotting exterior walls and frames. That's a lot of rotten wood! Recently, we worked on a home with an extreme stucco problem. The stucco had been poorly installed and to say that it went bad is an understatement. We ended ...

In The House – When Skylights Leak

"In the House" radio show airs on Saturdays at 8am Jared: Hi Mike, what can I help you out with today? Mike: I just had some roofing done by a different company and, unfortunately, within less than 30 days I discovered new leak. Is there any implied warranty or any guarantee I ...

In The House - Lake Mary Healthy Living Magazine

Cooler weather, shorter days and autumn leaves are all welcome reminders that this year's holiday season is just around the corner. Along with the holidays come family gatherings, favorite foods and festive parties. Preparing your home for entertaining and extended visits may require a room remodel, makeover or upgrades that ...

Vinyl and Wood Siding Are Unreliable in Florida's Climate; According to Universal Roof & Contracting, Fiber Cement Siding is the Superior Choice

Strong winds from hurricanes, tropical and severe storms can strip the siding off a house, while heat threatens vinyl and wood siding to warp and lose its shape. Both scenarios leave homes vulnerable to water intrusion and ultimately, wood rot. Choosing a resilient, quality siding is essential for the integrity ...

In The House & Flooding on Your Porch

"In the House" talks to Josh about his porch foundation. Josh: After I purchased my house a few months ago, I decided to put a screened porch in with a concrete foundation, roof and a screen enclose. The only problem is at the bottom of the concrete where the screen porch ...

In The House & Roof Storm Damage

"In the House" radio show airs on Saturdays at 8am  John: Hey, Jared. This is John Barrows from Oviedo. I just wanted to say thank you so much for the job you did on my house. I'm totally blown away. Jared: Thanks, John. It was our pleasure. John is a customer of ...

Universal Roof & Contracting is Certified Hydro-Stop Installer

When it comes to protecting your home against wind-driven rain and the relentless sun, one Florida contractor consistently turns to a product that always delivers. Universal Roof & Contracting professional Jared Mellick relies on Hydro-Stop Roof and Wall Waterproofing Systems to protect his clients’ homes from leaks and subsequent damage. ...

In the House & QUIKRETE

Recently, In the House w/ Ken & Jared hosted special guest expert, Jeff Russell of QUIKRETE. Celebrating 75 years of business, this family company offers practical inexpensive products as solutions to everyday home improvement problems. Offering a wide variety of concrete, stucco, and plastering repair and rehabilitation products, QUIKRETE can be ...

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