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Is Replacing My Old Insulation Worth It?

On the In the House with Ken & Jared show, we get a lot of interesting questions, and we usually have some pretty helpful answers.  Recently we received this text question from one of our listeners.  "I have three types of insulation in my attic. Should I remove it and ...

Universal Roof & Contracting Launches Websites for Orlando and New Jacksonville Location

In line with its expansion into the Jacksonville market, Universal Roof has launched not only its new Jacksonville-based residential website, but has also revamped its other two sites for its Orlando-based residential contractor site Universal Roof & Contracting as well as its Orlando-based commercial contracting company's site, Universal Contracting. The new, ...

In The House & Flooding on Your Porch

On the In the House with Ken & Jared show, we love talking about Home Improvement.  Josh asks some great questions. 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 ...

In The House & Water Heaters

On the In the House with Ken & Jared show, we love talking about Home Improvement.  Here’s a call from Rick. Rick: In 2002, we remodeled our house completely. We installed new plumbing, new electrical wiring, new AC, and heat. We put a brand new water heater in and it ...

In The House - How Long Do Roofs Last?

On the In the House with Ken & Jared show, we get a lot of interesting questions, and we usually have some pretty helpful answers. Jared: This comes to us from Rachel in Orlando. She writes, "My roof is getting older; it’s about 15 years old. It is a shingle ...

Choosing a Spanish Tile

Jared Mellick, President of Universal Roof & Contracting, gives callers home improvement and construction advice every Sunday afternoon on News 96.5 WDBO Radio. Here's what he says when asked about Spanish Roofing Tile. "Hey, hey, welcome back to In the House with Ken and Jared. I have an email question ...

Universal Contracting Community Works - 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 ...

Designer Tips - Contemporary Family Kitchens

A Kitchen Remodel will transform your home and can create an inviting hub for family and social gatherings. Kitchens today act as an extension of the living area; they are an aesthetic blend of function, space economy and energy efficiency. To achieve this in your remodeling project - without sacrificing ...

Step on a Crack - Fiberglass Showers

This Sunday on the In the House show, we received a great question by text. "I have a fiberglass shower with a six inch crack in the floor. Should I repair or replace it?" The photo that accompanied the text was helpful in showing the damage. Jared replied, "So...how do ...

Celebrate Summer!

Summer Celebrations mean more outdoor entertaining; homeowners envision backyard barbeques, pool parties and enjoying company. Updating or expanding your living space may be just what your house needs to accommodate this active season. And planning for summer weather will save you money and prepare your home for the extreme climate. ...

Hurricane-Ready

After churning along Florida's east coast for much of this week, the Atlantic season's first named storm gains hurricane strength as it continues northward. Progressing early this morning from tropical storm status, Hurricane Arthur will travel near the North Carolina outer banks later this evening with expected sustained winds of ...

Florida Homeowners: Get the Most From Insurance This Hurricane Season Plus 3 Ways to Get Your Home Ready Now Is Your Home Hurricane Ready?

According to a recent report from Reuters, the Florida insurance industry is in the best position it's been for a decade. Thanks to eight hurricane-free years and a seller's market in catastrophe bonds, the state is well-fortified against the cost of major storm damage as the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season ...

Universal Contracting & New Hope Youth Raises Funds for Summer Camp

Once again, Universal Contracting Community Works is happy to sponsor a special Fundraising Golf Tournament.  The proceeds from the recent event will help send teens from Winter Haven’s New Hope Church to Stetson University in Deland for the Student Life Summer Camp later this month.  This inter-denominational Christian youth camp ...

Universal Roof & Contracting’s FREE Severe Weather Home Evaluation – Prepare Your Home for Severe Summer Weather

June 1st marks the beginning of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. While it has been several years since Central Florida experienced a hurricane, some form of severe weather is a certainty for us in the upcoming months. This time of year it is necessary to consider some important things you ...

Universal Contracting Community Works & Ronald McDonald House Charities

This May, Universal Contracting Community Works (UCCW) had the pleasure of preparing dinner for about 50 residents of the Ronald McDonald House. The family facility holds a special place in the hearts of several Universal associates, as their lives have been personally touched by this special program for their own ...

In the House & Customer Service

Ken: Welcome to another hour of In the House with Ken and Jared. We’re all about home improvement. Today, I brought in our office manager, Brandan Molthan, to talk about our office and our office staff – what a phenomenal job they do. Brandan runs all the people that work ...

Universal Roof & Contracting, FRSA Member, shows support for hurricane investigating and research.

Universal Roof & Contracting is a member of the Florida Roofing, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (FRSA). Founded in 1922, FRSA's purpose is to foster and encourage a high standard of business ethics among its members and to inform the general public of the importance of doing business ...

Universal Contracting Sees Rise in Commercial Renovation Projects

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 - With the recent upswing in commercial build-outs and renovations, Universal Contracting weighs in on the increased activity that they have experienced in this type of commercial construction. Commercial properties, warehouses, retail centers, and mixed use or office buildings, will all, at some point ...

Universal Contracting Community Works – Camp Challenge

This February, Universal Roof & Contracting owners received an important letter containing a very special request. Everett, a 15 year old Boy Scout, asked for our help with his Eagle Scout service project.  In cooperation with Easter Seals Florida, he and his dad are overseeing the renovation of the outdoor ...

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 ...

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