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The roof can typically last as long as your property, but weather damage has a significant impact on its life span. There will come a time when your roof will require repair or replacement, and the simplest way to know when is by checking the warning signs.

Although insulation plays a key role in keeping the commercial roof healthy and secure, so does ventilation. Unfortunately, most property owners see ventilation as a secondary thing, which means most commercial roofs aren’t properly ventilated.

To the untrained eye, the roof above a house and a business don’t differ too much, but in truth, their differences range from service life spans to the materials used in construction. In this post, your local experts at Universal Roof & Contracting discuss the differences between residential and commercial roofs.

When your shingles are failing, and your roof is leaking, you know it’s past time to do some roof repairs. Though it's your home, doing shingle roof repair alone is a dangerous task, and you might not do the repairs effectively anyway. That's why hiring professional roofers like us at Universal Roofing and Contracting is the smartest route as we can provide service beyond your expectations and at a fraction of the time you would have done it yourself.

In the more commercial side of the city, you may notice that most buildings would prefer to use a flat roof instead of the traditional pitched design we are used to in residential properties. If you ask your local commercial roofing contractor, they would tell you about the different benefits of having a flat roof, which may even help you decide to have it on your own property.

With the multitude of licensed roofers in the greater Florida area, how would you know which ones are the best? You can browse their website, see the services that they offer and the awards they have received, but are their statements real? In this case, the best thing to look for are testimonials from their previous customers.

While it’s always satisfying to do work around the house, the roof is one of the few things you should leave to the professionals, especially if you're planning roof replacement or repair work. Apart from the dangers, poor workmanship can lead to more critical problems.