Roofing materials are a critical component of every home, whether you’re building a new or simply renovating your existing roof. The average home requires roof replacement after every 20 to 50 years. It’s preferable to do this task on the upper side of that limit. Universal Roof & Contracting recommends asphalt shingles and tiles. Here are some features and differences between them to help you choose.

Never wait for leaks to start springing up before planning a roof replacement. This is true whether you own a residential or commercial property. For the latter, a leaking roof can disrupt your operations and revenues. Here's what Universal Roof & Contracting suggests.

A proposal may differ from one roof replacement contractor to another. It could be a one-page handwritten bid or a longer, official-looking document. A form letter-like bid could contain all the elements you need to review. When it comes down the details of your project, it is still best to have everything spelled out ahead of time.

Slate roofing tile has a long and storied history. It is one of the highest-quality roofing types and one of the most durable options in the market. Despite its high cost, tricky installation and relative fragility, it's still a worthwhile investment. In this post, your trusted licensed roofers from Universal Roof & Contracting examine how it adds value to your home.

Roof leaks can cause major damage if not detected early and addressed promptly. The problem is that water travels away from a leak, making it difficult to pinpoint the exact cause and location. In this post, Universal Roof and Contracting shares a look at some of the most common causes of leaks and how you can prevent them.

There’s a multitude of complications that can arise during the course of your roofing system’s life span. Once such problem is roof blisters. A roof blister is a raised area where the roof loses adhesion. This area can fill up with air or water to form a blister – which looks like a bubble on your roof. If left untreated, a blister can grow exponentially and let moisture into your home. Then, the problem gets worse, needing more serious repairs and possibly even a full-on replacement.

Universal Roof and Contracting has long helped Florida homeowners with their roofing needs. Consistently, we strive to provide superior personal service, professional workmanship and quality materials. As such, we have worked with all manner of roofing types and have consequently learned which types work best for Florida weather.

For many years, metal roofs have been linked with industrial buildings and barns. They were a less popular choice for residential roofing. Today, however, metal roofs are starting to gain popularity in the residential sector. Nonetheless, there are still a lot of misconceptions about them. Universal Roof and Contracting discusses and debunks some of the most common myths.