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Basement Remodel Advantages

There are so many reasons for a basement remodel that sounds right, right about now. It could be the obvious, as even after the water damage from a leaking hot water heater was repaired, the floor was damaged beyond repair. If you are going to replace the flooring, why not the rest of it as well. Or wild wind damage whacked a good size hole where none existed before. It could be something as simply as when spending more time at home, what can be done to this space to better accommodate us as a family? Everyone who owns a home has the long to-do-list or the when-we-get-to-it-list. Now can be the time to get something off the list before it grows again, and as it often does.

Taking into account your vision, your budget and the size of the space, Green Restoration and Reconstruction can make your basement into:

  • A game room for the children.
  • The entertainment center for the whole family.
  • The entertainment center for the whole family.
  • The functional home office with a kitchen.

The benefit beyond the comfort of your family, is that a well-done basement remodel can add a significant value to your home. A finished basement, on average, gives you a 75% return on your investment. Instead of a bonus room, you will have a finished room!

Working with our professional team means that you have nothing to worry about; we walk you through the process, so you know what is planned and what you are paying for.

The four critical stages of a basement remodel:

  • Design / Layout
  • Framing Stage / HVAC Stage
  • Installation /Drywalling Stage
  • Hardware/Flooring Stage

Through each of these steps we guide you and answer all your concerns and questions.

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We can complete your living space with many customized features including bathrooms, wet bars, entertainment centers, desk and computer units and cedar closets. If you have preferences in building materials, lighting fixtures etc. please feel free to discuss them with us during your consultation.

We want to work with you to give your space and your family the basement remodel that best serves your needs. Call Green Restoration and Reconstruction to get started.

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Wind Damage to My Home

Oh, the beauty of the changing seasons, the heat of summer leaving on the cooling breezes of Autumn. Except when those breezes turn to winds that get carried away and do damage to your roof and home.

Straight-line winds of 50-60 miles per hour are considered damaging winds. These winds can not only strip shingles from your roof, but also damage soffits among other issues.

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To protect your home, you need to be aware of potential threats:

  • Make sure your doors and windows are securely fitted.
  • Secure your roof, check for loose shingles which can then also become projectiles.
  • Ensure your garage door is in good condition.
  • Check your trees for loose or failing branches.
  • Store anything that might become airborne, including the pool slide, children’s play equipment and lawn furniture.

No one thinks about it, but windows are designed to withstand pressure up to certain point before breaking. And while on occasion it will be simply wind pressure breaking a window, more than likely it will be a projectile hitting the window that causes it to break.

Wind speeds can cause different damages:

  • At 45 to 57mph: Wind can cause loose shingles to break off or cause loss of granules, the sandpaper-like part of the shingle.
  • At 58 to 74 mph: Wind can toss entire tree limbs or uproot trees. Rip off well anchored shingles and damage chimneys.
  • At 75 mph or more: This when significant damage is going to happen regardless of precautions taken.

Due to the damage wind can cause, there is also the possibility of leaking inside the home. If either the fascia or the soffits are damaged due to wind this can cause leaking inside the home. The fascial and the soffits are both required for a stable roof and gutter.

After assessing the damages, you want to talk to a company that knows how to make your home whole. You want a company that knows how to talk to your insurance company about reconstruction services as well as a company that will listen to YOU for how you want the remodel to go. Green Restoration and Reconstruction is the company for you. They have years of experience in remodeling and expertise in dealing with the parameters of what is your insurance and staying within budget.

Being prepared for the worst is being proactive against it. Having the right insurance coverage and the right team to assist in making things right again is a peace of mind worth having. Green Reconstruction and Remodeling is the right company for your family to make the worst of times better.

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Water Damage in Your Home

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When the mistiness of spring leads into a soggy summer sliding into a sopping fall, where rivers rise, crest and spill over the banksand small creeks swallow land and trees, water damage can literally enter every crevice of your home. One of the several problems with water is that even when it ‘stops’ moving; it can still cause significant damage simply by pooling; leading to the formation of both mildew and mold. Wood that has been compromised being submerged in water may be susceptible to deterioration as well as insect infestation.

Water damage, increases the risk of fire as well as structural damage:

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  • Attempts to use electrical appliances that have been exposed to water.
  • Improper generator use or maintenance.
  • Damage to above-ground gas lines.
  • The pressure on the foundation walls increases and can result in cracks and leaks that allow water to penetrate the foundation.

What you do not want to do is add issues or stress to an already upsetting situation.

As with any crisis contact your insurance company as soon as possible; as well as calling for remediation services, which will handle the clean out and cleanup the damage. This is important not only for assessing damages, but also for peace of mind for you and your family.

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You want a company that knows how to talk to your insurance company about reconstruction services as well as a company that will listen to YOU for how you want the remodel to go. Green Restoration and Reconstruction is the company for you. They have years of experience in remodeling and expertise in dealing with the parameters of what is your insurance and staying within budget.

Being prepared for the worst is the right protection against it. Having the right insurance coverage and the right team to assist in making things right again is a peace of mind worth having. Green Reconstruction and Remodeling is the right company for your family to make the worst of times better.

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Recovering from a House Fire

The causes for a fire are often beyond our control, whether it is a lightning strike, or a behind the wall fire or fire related to flammable or combustible liquids. A fire is caused by three elements:

  • Heat – From a hot stovetop burner, an unattended lit cigarette, or the spark from a worn electrical wire.
  • Fuel – Nearly everything in your home can be fuel for a fire, from drapes to carpets, to furniture. When fire burns it ‘warms’ up other items which then are easier to burn.
  • Oxygen – The oxygen in the air fuels the fire.
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Heat, fuel, and oxygen all act together to produce a fire incident. Fire will continue until the fuel sources are gone. Additional fire damages are the chemical and thermal irritants thrown into the air because of the fire. Carbon monoxide is a result of incompletely burned fuel like gasoline, wood, or oil. Some signs of poisonings are dizziness, weakness, and confusion. Smoke inhalation is another hazard. Getting out of a fire situation is paramount for your health and safety.

After the fire, no matter the size of the fire, the damage can be considerable. Smoke damage and burned items is just the beginning. If the fire is significant enough to have a fire response, i.e., the fire department was called to the scene, it is likely that many items will be drenched and ruined. It is important to contact your insurance company right away; as well as calling for remediation services, which will handle the clean out and cleanup the damage. Beyond fire and water damage, there may also be broken windows to contend with as well as holes cut in the roof.

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You want a company that knows how to talk to your insurance company about reconstruction services as well as a company that will listen to YOU for how you want the remodel to go. Green Restoration and Reconstruction is the company for you. They have years of experience in remodeling and expertise in dealing with the parameters of what is your insurance and staying within budget.