Fentress Builders, Inc. of Indianapolis has provided fire and smoke damage repair services to commercial and residential customers since 1967. Additionally, we can conduct interior remodeling and repair damage from hail and other extreme weather. You can schedule a free estimate with us by calling (317) 899-9381 today. Learn more about damage repair and restoration in the articles below.
Read this article from HouseLogic.com to find out when you can clean smoke damage yourself and when you need to hire a fire damage repair expert.
The information provided from Allstate will help you protect your home against hail, tornados, and windstorms.
Golf ball sized hailstones and storms with winds up to 60 mph are common in Indiana, as you can read in this news article.
Consult this guide from the University of Minnesota Extension to learn more about how ice dams form on your roof.
Learn more about how to prevent home fires in this article from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Extreme weather conditions can cause damage to even the most well built homes. Among the weather-related phenomena that can harm your home, hail is one of the most vicious. These balls of ice form in the clouds and fall from the sky, striking objects with the force of small stones. Each year, hail causes millions of dollars’ worth of property damage across the country. Hire a commercial and residential home repair contractor to repair the following types of hail damage:
Even if you have leaf guards installed in your rain gutters, they can still sustain damage during a hailstorm. Falling hailstones can bend the metal and cause leaks, which can allow rain to run down the side of your home and damage your siding and foundation. If your gutters are old and the hailstones are particularly large, they even may puncture holes through the floor of the gutter trough.
Hail does not always fall straight down. Hailstorms are often accompanied by strong winds, which can blow pebble or even golf ball-sized pellets of hail against the side of your home. If you have vinyl or aluminum siding, it may be severely dented during hailstorms. You should have siding damage repaired immediately, since water can seep into the gaps, cracks, and dents between siding panels and damage your exterior walls. Particularly fierce storms can even damage stucco siding.
Cracked Roof Shingles
Your roof is probably covered with many small shingles, which are vulnerable to cracking when struck by falling hailstones. You may not be able to see the damage after the storm, so you should schedule an inspection to assess any potential damage to your roofing. Have damaged shingles repaired immediately, or water can rot the wooden structure of your roof and cause mold growth in your attic.
Call Fentress Builders, Inc. at (317) 899-9381 for a free estimate on roofing damage repair after a hailstorm. You can also contact us if your commercial or residential property is damaged by fire. We also offer a full range of interior and exterior remodeling services in the Grand Prairie area.
Drywall, which is a material made of pressed gypsum plaster, is commonly used in the interiors of both residential and commercial buildings. Although it is strong, lightweight, and durable, drywall can be accidentally dented or punctured.
If you have a small drywall hole in an interior wall in your home or office, watch this video to learn how you can quickly and easily patch it. Using a scrap piece of drywall, you can create a small plug that will easily fill the gap.
To repair more extensive damage to your drywall, call Fentress Builders, Inc. at (317) 899-9381. We can correct fire damage and repair roofs, and we also provide free remodeling estimates. Visit our website for more information about our remodeling services.
Your rain gutters (the narrow metal troughs that run around the edge of your roof and direct water into downspouts) are an integral part of your home’s roofing system. Though most homes have sloped roofs to prevent water from pooling, rain gutters are still necessary in order to protect other parts of your home from water damage. An experienced builder can inspect your gutters and roofing to make sure everything is in good repair. Clean, undamaged gutters help prevent:
During heavy rains, gutters divert water away from your home’s foundation. Without gutters, the water would simply run off the roof and pool near the base of your home’s exterior walls, where it can seep into the soil and cause foundation damage. This in turn can cause your house to settle and also crack mortar and drywall, which will require expensive repairs.
Dented, damaged, or clogged gutters can cause water to enter your home’s basement. Because basements are dark, cool places, any excess moisture can spark mold growth. Mold leads to significant health problems, such as respiratory disease, and is especially harmful for people with allergies. A basement flood can also destroy any keepsakes you store downstairs, and because they are irreplaceable this damage far exceeds the cost of other repairs.
The eaves of your home should overhang the walls slightly so that even if the gutters are clogged water will still tend to flow away from the exterior of your home. However, gutters that are detached, dented, or otherwise damaged can actually direct the water toward your house, and the resulting flood can damage siding panels and in extreme cases even knock them off.
Call Fentress Builders, Inc. at (317) 899-9381 if your home has suffered water damage due to improperly installed or damaged gutters. Our home restoration specialists can correct damage from fires or floods, and also remodel any area of your house. We provide free estimates, so don’t hesitate to contact us today.
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