Avoiding Water Damage During a Major Storm

Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States. Unfortunately, you don’t always have to live right next to a body of water for it to happen. Hurricanes, water runoff, and even melting snow can all create substantial water damage in a home.

Giving your house the protection it needs before the storm comes through your area can keep water from destroying fundamental parts of your home.

Preparation

Sandbags have been used for centuries to prevent flooding. They’re effective for diverting water, which makes them a great line of defense. Sandbags are generally made of burlap. They often hold coarse sand. They can be stacked to build barriers around low-lying areas of the home to protect water from getting in doors or damaging the foundation.

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What Is Included in a Storm Damage Assessment?

If you’ve gone through a storm, even if you and your loved ones are perfectly intact, it’s possible that your home could’ve taken a considerable amount of damage. It’s in your best interest to do a Storm Damage Assessment if you want to file a claim with your insurer. 

If the damage is visibly severe, it’s likely that you’re going to need to call in a professional and keep from inspecting it yourself. There are contractors who are skilled and equipped to perform an assessment based on the following: 

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How Hurricanes/Bad Weather Impact Your Roof

The structural integrity of your roof is important. A properly maintained roof is essential to your home’s overall value, but what do you do when you experience bad weather—or even a natural disaster like a hurricane?

Weather Damage to Your Roof

There are many ways that hurricanes and other types of bad weather can affect your roof. Let’s take a look at some of the most common culprits.

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Why Your General Contractor Needs To Know Building Codes for Your Area Inside and Out

General contractors handle a variety of repair jobs, ranging from electrical to plumbing and everything in between. However, simply knowing how to do the job isn’t enough. All general contractors need to know building codes for your area inside and out. Today, we’re going to go over why it’s important that they know how to complete projects that are up to code.

Building Codes Keep You Safe.

Safety is the name of the game when it comes to building codes. Every code in the book was created because of a safety concern. Some prevent fires, others prevent flooding, and others prevent a total collapse.

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Why You May Need Water Mitigation Services and Not Even Know It

What Is Water Mitigation?

Water mitigation is the process of restoring a property to its prior condition before any water damage occurred in the space. The process typically involves cleaning, sanitizing, drying, repairing, and restoring. However, because every property is unique and the extent of the damage may vary, water damage cleanup can look different from one situation to the next. 

As a homeowner or a business owner, you expect to perform some maintenance from time to time to keep everything in your building in good working order. However, there are some situations (like a severe storm) that can leave you with repair work that you simply weren’t prepared for. 

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Why Our Role of Liaison Is Important to Our Project Management Services

As general contractors, we don’t just handle the building of your home, addition, or remodeling. We also offer you a project management team that will coordinate all of the services required to make your dream home a reality. Here are some of the reasons why our role as liaison between you and these contractors is important.

Locating and securing necessary contractors

Our project management team will seek out plumbers, electricians, or HVAC experts to help us complete your work with the highest quality installations and repairs. We also secure their contracts, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

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How To Test Your General Contractor to Make Sure You Made the Right Decision

Choosing a general contractor to build or remodel your home can be a daunting task, especially if you don’t know anyone that can give you a referral. Randomly choosing one from the internet, even with looking at reviews, can be dicey. Before you let your chosen general contractor touch your home, ask them these questions to verify you made the right decision.

Ask for insurance certificates.

Your general contractor should have at least two types of insurance certificates. The first is the workers’ compensation certificate. This proves that the company will take responsibility for any injuries that happen while the job site is active. The other insurance certificate should be for a liability or umbrella policy. This protects you in the event that damage is done in the process of the work.

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What Should Never Happen During Your Roofing Job

Although some homeowners save up and plan for a new roof, sometimes the need comes up suddenly. When that happens, it can be tempting to go with the cheapest contractor around. Unfortunately, these cheap roofers are often unprotected by insurance, may not be a registered business, and will most likely cut corners. 

Whatever roofer you hire, monitor their progress and make sure they aren’t doing the following things.

Using Staples

Some roofers use staples to fasten on new shingles. Stapling shingles is faster and cheaper. However, staples are also much less reliable. Florida is prone to severe weather conditions, including very strong winds that can blow off your shingles if they aren’t fastened down properly.

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Building an Add On for Home Office Space

Are you one of the thousands of Americans working from home? If so, you have probably realized that working remotely has some disadvantages. Many of these can be solved by having your own office space. 

The Challenges of Working From Home

Working from home sounds great in the beginning, but you probably figured out pretty quickly that you just aren’t as productive. If you have children, pets, a partner, or any combination of these, your day is probably rife with distractions and interruptions. 

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Why You Should Get a Roof Inspection

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. The roof doesn’t just keep rain from coming into your home. It also protects your home by acting as a fire and wind break. Your home is only as safe and secure as your roof, so it’s important to take its condition seriously. As such, you should have your roof inspected from time to time. Here’s a guide to help you.

When you buy a home

Anytime you buy a new home you should have the roof inspected. The roof inspection will confirm the age of the roof and let you know if you need to think about replacement. It will also bring to light any problem areas so that they can be repaired before they become big problems.

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