In the House with… Jim - FL Siding Options

Tune in with Jim Sellers as he hosts the In the House radio show, offering expert home improvement and exterior renovation advice.

You are In the House with Ken and Jared. It's a little bit different show this weekend because I am neither Ken nor Jared. They are both out of town, so they asked me to fill in, which I love doing. It's a fun show to do; it's great to talk to people about some of my experiences out there in the real world. My name is Jim Sellers. I am the Director of Sales for Universal Roof & Contracting and Renewal by Andersen of Central Florida. If you have any questions about home improvement items or home improvement questions, certainly we will do our best to answer them.

I am a licensed general contractor here in the state of Florida – and I actually built my house with my own hands. I was teaching at the time, and I did everything on the house with some help from my dad and my brother. A few other people here and there, but I actually did it. I've done a lot of general contracting, from the planning and oversight perspective, and I've also done a lot of hands-on work.

Of course, if you would like to join us on the show with your question about a home improvement project, you can call us during the show or email questions anytime to questions@universalroof.com. Every week, the show is brought to you by Universal Roof & Contracting, local roofing and siding experts here in both the greater Orlando and Jacksonville areas; we would love to help you out if possible, answering your questions or actually coming out to take a look at your project. Saturday morning In the House radio call in numbers are 8-9am Orlando: 844-220-0965 & 9-10am Jax: 904-340-1045.

I do want to spend a couple of minutes talking about siding because there is a lot of siding in Florida, as you know. That's a serious concern here because a lot of the older homes with the wood siding and that traditional look, you really do have to keep an eye on.

If it comes time to re-side or do repairs, we often suggest James Hardy Siding®; it is a great option. Although they have different products and designs that they sell all over the country, they also make products that are engineered specifically for Florida. For instance, Florida products require UV rating and have uplift resistance, among other features, to combat our severe weather conditions. It really is a great product for this market. Check out our website with a lot of great information on these hardy Hardie materials!

Watch our blog for more home improvement tips and expert home exterior advice. When it is time to do a roof or siding replacement, you can certainly call on Universal Roof & Contracting to give you great and honest advice.

Jim Sellers, Director of Sales & Estimating

Jim came to Universal Roof & Contracting in the summer of 2012 and now oversees both the Universal and company affiliate, Renewal by Andersen, Estimating Teams. With a Bachelor’s degree from UCF and a background in new home construction, renovation and remodeling, Jim holds a FL General Contractor license and is a Certified HydroStop Applicator and RbA Installer. His leadership skills, knowledge and experience benefit our roofing, construction and replacement window customers. Also co-host on our syndicated home improvement show, In the House, Jim is a valuable member of the Universal Roof & Contracting and Renewal by Andersen teams. At home, Jim and his wife enjoy leading their family of five, as they all serve vital rolls in their church and the community.

Listen Saturday mornings to "In the House". Get more Home Tips and show info at the In the House website. For a free inspection and estimate on your next Home Improvement Project, visit Universal Roof & Contracting or call now. Orlando: 407-295-7403 Jacksonville: 904-647-3907.

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