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Jul 18, 2017

Do you have roof damage after a hurricane? Here are your first steps.

Hurricane season is quickly approaching. Emotions run high after a large storm, and sometimes it is difficult to think clearly. It is best if you know the exact steps you need to take after a storm before you have roof damage. 

Jul 13, 2017

Shingle Roof or Metal Roof? It Depends...

there are a few decisions to make when considering a new roof. A big one is deciding what materials to go with for your roof: metal or asphalt shingles. Both are viable options, but there's always a situation where one is preferable. A knowledgeable Orlando and Jacksonville roofing contractor should always be able to give you a clearer idea of what your home needs, but to give you a head start on

Jul 10, 2017

Universal Roof and Contracting Jacksonville Wins Pulse of the City Award!

 

Jul 05, 2017

How to Clean Your Gutters in 5 Easy Steps

During spring and summer, Floridians receive a notable amount of rain. Because of this, it’s crucial to maintain healthy gutters and downspouts. During storms, gutters reroute the runoff from the roof, draining away from the house. This, in turn, protects your siding, windows, doors and even foundation from water damage. To encourage your gutters to keep doing what they do best, you’ll need to pay

Jun 19, 2017

10 Ways to Prepare Your Roof for Hurricane Season

You may have heard the saying, “The roof is on fire.” But, have you ever come across, “The roof is over there?” Floridians are no strangers to hurricanes. We practically live in a tropical paradise so it only makes sense we’d have at least one storm season. Severe weather can really take a toll on a home — especially a roof. This is why it’s so important to invest in a high-quality roofing company

Jun 08, 2017

The 4 Ways Weather Can Impact Your Roof

When you think about it, your roof acts as a bicycle helmet for your home. Without it, your property’s susceptible to all sorts of damage – significant and costly damage. And because it shields you from the elements, it takes on a bit of wear and tear over the years. To properly forecast maintenance or replacements moving forward, here are the four ways weather can impact your roof.

May 28, 2017

What You Should Know About Drying Out a Roof Leak in Florida

Ingrid: We have a two-story house, and where the lower level roof attaches to the external wall, there is a leak over the garage door. So my question is, can I put a fan in that area of the attic to blow it dry, and then seal it? Or would we have to get a contractor to remove the wood and put new wood in?

May 26, 2017

Should You Replace Your Home's Siding with Hardi Board?

Jared: All right, let's go to an email question, this is from John Inokawa, and he writes, "I'm thinking about replacing the siding on my house, right now I have siding that I believe is called T1-11, I was thinking about replacing it with Hardi board, what are your thoughts?"

May 24, 2017

Which Skylight is Right for Your Home?

Jerry asks, “I am thinking about installing a skylight. I have heard that there are different types of skylights. My in-laws have one that I think is plastic. It is very noisy when it rains and is extremely hot. I’ve heard that there are glass ones. What are the different types? Is there a glass one that doesn’t make all the noise in the rain and filters some of the heat?

May 22, 2017

Slow Toilet Flush Leaves Homeowner Stymied

Lisa asks, "My toilet has a very slow flush. It doesn't give you a complete flush when you need it to. Is there anything I can do to head off any trouble in the future?"

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