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Sep 04, 2017

Our Roofing Experts Share 3 Common Areas to Inspect for Leaking

When you think of roofing repairs, broken shingles and fallen tiles may come to mind. However, one of the most severe roofing problems is leaking. Sure, a droplet here or there may not seem threatening. But give it an hour and you’ll have enough to fill a trash can. Leaking can lead to watermarks, peeling paint and bug invasion. And, if left untreated can run the risk of wood rot and mold growth.

Aug 07, 2017

Tips for Cleaning Your Tile Roof

If you’ve noticed dark areas or mold growing on your tile roof it’s probably time to look into the cleaning options available to you. While it is not advisable to pressure wash an asphalt shingle roof because it will force off the protective granules, it is a viable option for cleaning tile roofs. However, the chemical cleaning process is usually a better option–I’ll explain why.

Aug 03, 2017

Selecting Your Ridge Vent Material

In the House show listener, Max, asks, "There are so many different kinds of ridge vents available now—some with shingles, others made from plastic or different metals. Is there a difference in how much air each kind lets in and out?" Obviously ventilation is very important to any attic. When your attic is well ventilated it helps add to the longevity of your shingle roof and also helps to lower y

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?

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