Don’t Get Shortchanged by Insurance on Storm Damage

After a strong storm or hurricane has left you with roof damage, the following days and weeks are filled with insurance claims and paperwork. We understand it can be a daunting, time-consuming task to gather work bids on your roof’s storm damage from local roofing contractors and your insurance agency. Customers may request estimates from…

Tile Roof Maintenance Best Done By Professionals

If your tile roof is installed properly, it can easily withstand our extreme Texas weather and last for at least 50 years. Periodic maintenance is a necessity to keep your roof watertight and looking its best, though. While there are some maintenance tasks you can tackle yourself, it’s wise to leave most to an experienced…

What You Need to Know about Wind and Your Tile Roof

Wind mitigation is a term every Houston homeowner should know. It describes the practice of specific building techniques designed to limit roof damage inflicted by high winds. Your insurance company uses this term when accessing your roof’s durability in the face of high winds, tropical storms and hurricanes. Wind Proof A large majority of homes…

Does Your Roofer Have Sufficient Storm Damage Expertise?

Unsurprisingly, many Houston roofers claim to have expertise in fixing hurricane damage. For emergency roofing, Houston residents with long experience battling nature know that very few residential roofers have what it takes to come back from a harrowing storm. The complexity of roof repair after a major hurricane is many times greater than the challenges…

Tips for Repairing a Flood-Damaged Building

The most important thing – give your house plenty of time to dry! Rushing to rebuild before everything dries can cause many problems. The rule of thumb is, if it takes a week for visible moisture to disappear, it will take at least another week for unseen parts to dry. Here are some inexpensive measures…

Selecting a Contractor

Finding a good contractor to handle difficult repair jobs or to rebuild is essential. Here are some tips to help. Sleuthing If you have been satisfied with work done before by a local licensed contractor, use that firm. If you haven’t used a contractor before, or if you were unhappy with a previous experience, you…

Cleaning Mold, Mildew and Bacteria

Mold, mildew and bacteria are common following floods and other water damage. If unchecked they can lead to sanitation and health problems. The walls, floors, closets, shelves, contents-every flooded part of your house-should be thoroughly washed and disinfected. In most cases, household cleaning products will do the job if you use them correctly. Check the…