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Shelter From The Storm

Metal Buildings in Houston, TX

Folks who have already invested in a metal building have probably seen the great value as they weathered some of the storms that hit Houston TX. While many of their neighbors occupying conventional building have been forced to deal with damaged and leaking roofs causing water damage to expensive equipment and forcing a shutdown of their business while commercial roofing repair Houston was completed, their metal building withstood the storm with very little or no damage. While many of their neighbors occupying conventional building have been forced to deal with damaged and leaking roofs causing water damage to expensive equipment. Many have been forced to shutdown of their business while commercial roofing repair Houston is completed.

Your Solution for Houston Metal Buildings

Their licensed and experienced vendors specialize in manufacturing pre-engineered Houston metal buildings and metal building components and can manage your project from the design stage through to building completion. Building styles include everything from lean-to buildings to welded ridged frame buildings to column and beam structures and more.

Houston manufacturers design and construct all types of metal buildings including:

    • Residential buildings
        Shops

      • Agricultural buildings
      • Commercial building
      • Government buildings
      • Industrial buildings
      • Schools
      • Churches
      • Gymnasiums

Your Best Option

Day after day, metal building become the best option for business people in Houston who are seeking first-rate customized solutions for their industries or places to live. Whether you are planning a commercial, industrial or residential construction, steel buildings can be the perfect option for you to take. Metal Buildings can meet all your design specifications and offer you assistance with the largest part of your project requirements.

Give Me Shelter

When it comes to aiding people affected by natural calamities and needing a shelter for the business equipment pre-engineered metal building that puts that metal roof over head is the best choice. In spite of time and financial limits, they can provide a rapid, secure and reasonable priced shelter under tight deadlines. Since no special equipment is required for erection of the pre-engineered metal buildings, you are likely to obtain a shelter as soon as possible. In addition, safety and sturdiness of steel buildings and steel roofing allows you to continue using them as permanent residence. In addition, owing to advanced technologies and the most intelligent minds in the industry, you obtain hurricane-rated and time-resistant steel buildings, with a 25-year warranty.

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Do They Know Who We Are

Are Companies Really Paying Attention to Us?

I can’t vouch for a lot of the business community, I know that there are some very active companies on various social media platforms. With regards to Twitter a few that come to mind are Zappos, Wholefoods, and a ton of employees from Dell, but another company popped up on the radar not too long ago, and I was surprised.

Here’s A Surprise

Popeye’s Chicken is probably the last company that you think of when it comes to forward thinking and tapping into social media to reach their customer base. Well it’s true, they exist, and I’m happy to see that they are taking an active roll.

Today Is Different

Popeye’s Chicken fully engages with the Twitter community, and thanks to them for the word of mouth advertising that is shared on the network. Citing the stats above, it’s encouraging to see they are actually following people and keeping the conversation going. This level of transparency for a company like Popeye’s probably gives them a great benefit since it allows them to be tapped into the pulse of their customer base. It works the same for a small businesses like the local Houston home builder or the company that does commercial roof repair Houston.

Almost Every Business Is Online

You’ll now find all sorts of businesses active on social media. Almost every business today has a way for you to interact and comment on their service and products. Whether, it’s a restaurant, the plumber, a water damage restoration company, or the company that did your roof repair, you now have the ability to interact with the company and also with it’s other customers.

Let’s Engage

Now a here’s question for the community. Are you taking full advantage of the companies that are on the social networks? They have real people on the other end that are looking to hear what you have to say. With the popularity of social media, it’s revolutionary idea how these brave businesses are deciding to interact with their customers in such an open forum. Look up some of your favorite brands, see if they have a presence online and if they do, FOLLOW them!

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It’s Not The Fire

The Leader Is

While almost all of us are concerned about damage to our home caused by a fire, the truth is, our homes are 10 times as likely to damaged by water than by fire. Our plumbing failures are the leading cause of water damage. While we all probably relate plumbing failure to frozen pipes, more than 60% of damage is caused by a plumbing supply system material failure .

This Appliance Failure Is a Top Cause of Water Damage

Our washing machine is one of the top 10 causes of water damage in the home. The water supply washing-machine-overflowhose failures , machine overflows, and drain problems are the most common causes with hose failure being the primary cause. These type of incidents can be a disaster if no one is home to to stop the flow of water.

This Appliance Failure Sneaks Up On US

Hot Water Heaters are another appliance that can develop leaking plumbing and cause water damage. Pipes can corrode and become weak over time and begin to leak. Ice makers can also be a source of leaks that result in damage. Most of the time a hot water leak is small and slow and by the time it’s noticed its set water seeping into the walls which means there’s likely been time for mold to begin growth.

This Is The Worst Of All

The toilet failure is the second most common cause of water damage. Toilet backups and overflows will be the result of faulty fill valves and/or clogged drains. Toilet backup can be a nasty experience. Having sewage running all over the floor in your house is no fun for anyone. Hopefully this never happens to you , but if it does you’ll need professional help to get a properly and complete sewage cleanup and things back to normal.

Note: These types of water damage incidents are usually covered by homeowners insurance. So the smart thing to do is have the restoration done by professionals.

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Tips For Getting Your Roof Repaired or Replaced

Understanding Your Roofing Contract

Roofing is a process you may not be familiar with until it’s time to have your own building’s roof replaced. Even then, there is a lot to learn about which products to use and what procedures best meet your individual roofing needs. Therefore, it is vital to understand the ins and outs of your roofing contract and the procedures that may be new to you. Being confident you have selected the right Houston roofing contractor will help assure that you have a quality roof overhead and that your finances have been wisely spent. Here are some important points to consider as you evaluate the terms of your proposed job contract.

Product Choices

During their visit to your property, contractors will introduce a variety of brands, styles and designs. They will offer to will assist you in understanding the difference in the aesthetics and value from one style to another. Most will try to educate you on making your choice considering not only color but also texture, style and construction, enabling you to find the best product for your building and location.

Preliminary Inspection of Your Property

Your contractor will do a free roofing inspection to establish the condition of your roof. It may take another day before you receive their roof repair estimate on the work that need to be done. During that time you should take special care to list the conditions of landscaping and equipment located on or near the building. Don’t be unreasonable in your expectations. It is not possible to re-roof a commercial building without at least a little bit of debris landing on the surrounding area.

Evaluating the Contract. Details, Details!

Regardless, if your roofing needs are simple and straightforward or difficult and complicated you should always read the all of the specific items in the contract carefully. It is in your interest that items which are important to you be stated in writing in the contract. Do not hesitate to question anything you do not understand.

Scheduling

Start and stop dates are difficult to pin down due to the unpredictability of the weather. Repair or replacement of a roof is done outside. But, you can control exceptions. For instance, negotiate a “no-later-than” clause. Be reasonable, but do make it clear that these terms will be enforced if necessary. Your roofing contractor will want to accommodate you and do everything possible to prevent the job from being disruptive to business.

Right-to-Rescind

This clause establishes a time period in which the property owner can cancel the contract without penalty. 48 hours is usually the time period given for a right-to-rescind without penalty. If the property owner cancels the job after the right-to-rescind period has elapsed, then the contractor may hold your deposit or request a certain dollar or percentage value of the contract in return.

Contractor’s Workmanship and Manufacturer’s Warranty

The roofer will warrant his workmanship. The manufacturer, on the other hand, warranties the roofing material against defects in manufacturing. Thus, two warranties will cover the roofing system. Understand them both. When selecting materials for your roofing system, be sure to inquire about the manufacturer’s warranty. Usually, problems of either workmanship or material show up very quickly. Therefore, the near-term warranty given by the contractor or manufacturer is more important than the warranty coverage during the later years of the warranty. Even if problems of workmanship arise after the workmanship warranty has lapsed, a reliable contractor usually will want to stand behind his work.

Payment Terms

Schedule terms, deposits and method of payment should be written out and fully understood. Most roofing contractors will require an initial deposit at the time of contract signing. The amount of the deposits can vary anywhere from 10-25% of the total value of the contract.

Clean-up

You’ll want a daily clean-up of your premises. This becomes very important if roof layer removal is necessary. You want your roofing contractor to take all the necessary steps to protect your property from any possible damage.

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How To Clean Up A Wet Basement

The Time Is Now

flooded-basementThe tendency, among many homeowners, to postpone dealing with their wet basement issues is almost as widespread as the problem of wet basements itself. Even the mildest wet basement problems (mustiness or dampness) can cause more damage than you think and are bound to result in water damage to your belongings, your property or even your health. Water damage can even affect items stored on shelves in your damp basement, because they will absorb the moisture in the air. For some of these items water damage restoration may be a long and costly process. Wet basement problems can range from a simple feeling of dampness to standing knee-deep in water Don’t procrastinate. Roll up your sleeves and address your wet basement issues now. If you have flooding in your basement, you’ll want to start water clean up right away.

Here Are Some Steps To Getting Your Basement Cleaned Up

1. If the water is spraying out of a broken pipe, turn off the water shut-off valve immediately.
2. Disconnect the main electrical switch, and only enter the basement when you know it is not an electric hazard.
3. Contain water damage by getting as many possessions out of the basement as you can.
4. Try to get all the water out using a shop – Vac. You can also install a sump pump in the basement floor to act as a floor drain and speed up water cleanup.
5. Use dehumidifiers to dry the air. Dry air will suck up the moisture from walls, carpets, furniture etc., reducing the amount of water damage restoration that you will need to do later.
6. Drilling 1’’ holes at the base of the walls allows dehumidifiers to draw out the humidity trapped behind the walls.
7. Throughout the water cleanup process, remember to keep the windows closed so that the dehumidifiers can dry out the air completely.
8. Cement is porous and it will absorb water. To dry it out use a fan or a high-speed blower.
9. Try to complete water cleanup of your basement in under two or three days. You will have minimal water damage, and mold will not have had enough time to form.
10. If you do get mold, spray a fungicide directly on the affected area. Do not use chlorine bleach. While it will kill mold on most hard surfaces, it is too diluted to kill mold in porous material.
11. Clean off dead surface mold using special cleaning products, and let surfaces dry completely. Wear rubber gloves, and if you have a health problem, use the services of professional mold remediation austin

Find The Cause and Repair It

Once the initial water cleanup is done, determine the cause of the problem, assess the water damage, and decide what kind of water damage restoration you need. If condensation is behind your wet basement problem, consider one or more of the following solutions:
• Installing exhaust fans to draw out the damp air
• Insulating exposed pipes, duct works and walls
• For relatively minor problems, proper ventilation may be enough. Make sure that air can circulate freely, especially at the walls. These measures will all reduce the need for water damage restoration in the future. Some leakage problems are simple to locate and fix (broken piping, washing machine overflow …), while others are more complicated to diagnose and to repair (guttering problems, underground dry wells, substrata high water tables …). Solutions include controlling surface water, sealing the outside walls of your, and installing drain and pump systems. Ignoring daunting wet basement problems will only lead to more extensive water damage restoration needs (floors, walls, carpeting, fabric, documents etc.).

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Signs of Water Damage

 The Right And The Wrong Place For Water

The world we live in is primarily water. This is what makes the Earth unique. Water sustains life, if there were no liquid water, there would be no life on this planet. Water is almost everywhere, but there are places where you don’t want to see water, like on your walls, underneath your appliances or on your basement floor. When you do see water in these places , you most likely have some form water damage and you must immediately remedy the problem or else it gets worse very quickly. Before you can repair anything, it is important to determine where any leaks and damage is coming from. Water is deceitfully powerful and a tiny leak can slowly cause damage that will affect your entire house. Something must be done about it quickly. Find the leak and stop it. Water damage can start with a clogged drain, crack in the pipes, loose trap, rusty pipes, or a worn out home appliance. The good news is that a leaking water pipe or dripping trap leaves marks for you to see.

Below are Signs of Water Damage That You Should Be Aware Of.

A first telltale sign is water stains. Water from a leak is certainly not clean because it contains residues – dirt, soil, rust, and so on. As it dries, the residues dry as well, leaving a brown nasty tarnish. If you see stains around your window frames or at the bottom of your door, it could mean water is coming from outside. If left unchecked, it will ruin your door and windows, leaving you no choice but to have them replaced completely.pinhole-water-leak If you have pipes running in your attic water stains on the ceiling or just between the ceiling joints could indicate a leaky roof or damaged water line leak. The water could have spread or traveled, which means the leak or damage may not be directly above the stained areas. There might also be water stains under a cabinet or sink. This clearly points to a dripping drain or sink trap. It is almost always wet in these parts of the house and some people tend to allow them to stay that way. This is an unhygienic and unhealthy practice. Wet or damp areas inside your home promote the growth of molds and bacteria.

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AAA Commercial Construction Service Providers

AAA Construction Service Providers include:

  • 24-emergency board-up service
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Emergency power
  • Demolition
  • Sheetrock, Paint, and Trim
  • Complete Ceiling installation
  • Complete Flooring – From Tile through Carpet
  • Shingle and Metal Roofing
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Mold Clean Up and Remediation
  • HVAC Install, Repair & Cleaning (both fire and mold)
  • Interior and Exterior rebuild

AAA prototype job computer scheduling software has given AAA the competitive construction edge. For 30 years AAA Construction Service Providers has endeavored to complete projects in half the time of the common general contractor. AAA use of multiple tasking multiple trades’ simultaneously 7 days a week scheduling has helped AAA Construction Service Providers become the fastest reconstruction service company in America. AAA offers a full range of construction services from emergency repairs to total reconstruction, Commercial properties that we restore and rebuild include:

  • Healthcare, Hospital & Clean Place
  • Hotel, Motel & Hospitality
  • Commercial Properties & Office Buildings
  • Manufacturing/Industrial
  • Retail & Shopping Center
  • Multi-Family & Condominium

 

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Flat Roof Maintenance

Preventative Flat Roof Maintenance Plans

flat-roof-maintenaceWhen is the last time you, your plant engineer or maintenance supervisor walked your flat roof? Do you have a scheduled Spring and Fall inspection or at least an annual roof inspection with a minimal cleaning of roof surfaces, drains and scuppers? Have you checked for storm damage and removed fallen limbs or debris? Do you have a checklist of conditions and a reference file for proper “No surprise” budgeting techniques? It’s important to remember that over 90% of commercial flat roof leaks and premature system failures occur at the roof details: walls, metal edges, flashings, protrusions, sheet laps, drains, etc… Proper identification and elimination of problems on a timely basis can circumvent flat roof replacement prior to assembly damage.

Prolong The Life Of Your Flat Roof

Scheduling flat roof inspections and flat roof maintenance not only to prolong the life flat roof systems, but also reveal areas that are beyond the stage of maintenance. An out of sight, out of mind attitude toward your flat roofing systems is dangerous. It’s also poor asset management. Too many owners and managers have been burned by premature roof failure. When water starts entering the building, hard assets, corporate profits and maintenance personnel start taking a beating.

So Don’t Wait – Start Now:

  • Use life-cycle costing to assure maximum roof life.
  • Adapt a pro-active roof maintenance protocol.
  • Perform semi-annual flat roof inspections and flat roof repairs.
  • Budget a minimum amount, per year for preventative maintenance (beginning in first year).
  • Budget a minimum amount, per year for more extensive remedial restoration
  • Track all collateral building damage and incidental costs associated with leaking roofs.
  • Show management how past collateral damage costs exceed the cost of implementing a commercial roof maintenance and management program.

Roofing the Houston Metroplex

Houston Metroplex’s Roofing Experts

Your roof is one of the most important investments you’ll ever make. A quality roof not only protects your home from the elements. It also vents humidity from the structure, reducing mold. And it has to handle ice and snow during the colder months, without creating run-off that can damage your home’s foundation. You wouldn’t trust such an important job to just anyone. That’s why people turn to the Houston, TX roofing experts.

Experienced professionals

We have years experience doing roofing in the Houston Metroplex. We’re rapidly becoming the number one Houston Roofing Contractor. Our friendly and professional technicians have the expertise it takes to tackle every roofing challenge they encounter. We handle everything from the simplest installations to the most complex repairs. No problem is too small for our courteous team to handle. No disaster is too big for our technicians to overcome. When they need quality professional service, your friends and neighbors turn to our Texas Metal Roofing Contractors.

Houston’s Commercial or Residential Roofing Experts

We handle residential and commercial roofing jobs. Emergency roof repair of storm damage is no problem for our experienced technicians. We tackle it all for a price you can afford. We keep regular hours, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. But, when an emergency happens, our 24-hour hotline is open 7 days a week to answer your call. We can dispatch our team of roofers to your location to handle the problem before it gets out of hand. Our rapid response means you’ll save hundreds or even thousands of dollars by addressing the problem right away. Our experienced crew of technicians will apply the best fix possible, instead of trying to cope with your emergency.

Free Roofing Inspection and Estimate

We will send an experienced team member to assess your home’s needs. We do this free of charge, because you need information, not someone trying to run up your costs. We accept a variety of forms of payment, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, cash or check. Third-party financing is also available. And our experienced staff has years of experience to help you navigate the difficulties of filing an insurance claim. We’ll work with you to get the best estimate possible.

Fair and affordable

We offer great service at a fair price. No problem will ever be given the runaround on price, time or labor involved. No job is ever left unfinished when we, your Houston Roofing Contractor, is on the job. We know your roof is a serious issue in your life, and we will always address your problems with the respect and professionalism you demand.