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Helpful Ways to Make Your Roof Last Longer

storm contractor repairing a roofThe roof is often one of the things that are damaged the most during natural disasters. If you have just gotten a roof repair from CTI contractors in Utah, Arizona, or Texas, or you are about to, here are some great tips to increase your roof’s life.

  • Keep Your Gutters Pristine: Clogged gutters can cause issues to your paint, flood your basement, but also destroy your roofing. If the gutters are overfilled with leaves, the water can flow into the roof and cause rot and deterioration. A large amount of leaves can also create a lot of moisture that will cause weeds, mold, or slowly rot your roof.
  • Trim Overhanging Branches: It is important to make sure that any trees near your home will not damage it if they fall. Despite the high expense, it is sometimes smarter to cut down or trim nearby trees to prevent extensive damage in the future. If this is not possible, you should at least make sure there are no overhanging branches that can fall on your windows or roof. Overhanging branches can also give squirrels and other rodents access to your roof and inside your home. They can chew on the roof or siding which will slowly destroy your roof.
  • Prevent Ice Dams: Ice and snow can cause a lot of damage to your roof so it is important to clear it off. Avoid trying to pry off any ice that is already formed on your roof as this could damage it.

If your home was damaged in a storm or requires roof repairs, contact CTI storm contractors at CTIContractors.com or call us at (800)898-7663.

Preparing for Your Storm Repairs

roof storm repairs contractorWhen you schedule CTI Contractor’s storm restoration services, it is important to prepare your home so that your repair is completed efficiently. Here are some steps you will take when preparing:

  • Determine the Damage: With our CTI inspections service, we determine with you the extent of the damage to your property. We will then figure out the plan for reparation and the costs.
  • Budget: At CTI Contractors, we want to offer the best price for your wallet. Let us help your repair your beautiful home to pre-storm condition at affordable prices.
  • Schedule the repairs: If you are able to stay in your home during the repair, it is important to create a schedule for you and your family. Consider times when you need to prepare your children for school, work, etc.
  • Prepare and Protect Your Home: Whether you can stay in your home or not, you will still want to cover furniture and other property from further damage. The repairs can create dust, noise, or increase the potential for something to happen to your interior and exterior possessions or property.
  • Set up a temporary living situation: If you require storm repairs, you will most likely need to stay in a different place while the reparations are happening. If this is the case, it is important to determine a safe place for you and your family to stay. Consider hotels, condo rentals, or even home rentals.

For top storm repairs service, trust in CTI storm contractors and schedule our CTI inspections by calling (800)898-7663, today.

How to Prepare for Storms (Part Two)

In our last blog post, we talked about the best storm preparation tips for you and your family. Read on to learn more great ideas to protect your family and home.

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Storm Prep Tips

Trim Your Trees: If you live in an area that is commonly affected by storms, you will want to consider the area your home is built. If there are large shrubs, trees, etc. in close proximity to your home, you may want to spend the time and money to remove them. This can prevent severe damage from the trees falling on your home. It also can be a great precautionary measure to prevent you or your family getting harmed by falling trees or flying branches.

Stock Up On Non-perishable Foods: Food and water are perhaps the most important things to make sure you have during a storm. The best kinds are the ones that do not need refrigeration, in case the power goes out. Usually canned goods, freeze dried fruits, and ramen noodles are great choices.

Maintain a Safe Room or Safe Area Zone: If you are in a storm prevalent area, you most likely set up a safe room or safe area for when storms hit. If you have not, it is a good idea to consider creating one that is durable enough to withstand the weather. If you do have one, it is important to keep it maintained. Be sure to keep it stocked with food, water, flashlights, batteries, blankets, and first aid kits. Refer to our next blog post for the best First Aid/ Emergency kit items!

If your home has been affected by a natural disaster, get the best storm restoration services from CTI Contractors. Call us at (800) 898-7663 today to speak to one of our licensed CTI contractors in Texas, Utah, or Arizona.

 

 

How to Prepare For Storms (Part One)

1Natural disasters occur all the time and if you live in an area where hail, wind, and rain storms are prevalent; it is essential to prepare you and your family. Read on for some great tips on how to prep for a storm.

Storm Prep Tips 

Reduce Potential Damage: Inspect your surroundings and check to see if there are trees and branches that are close to your house. During storms, trees are one of the things that fall on a house or property. This causes a lot of damage and also requires a lot of cleanup work. Prevent this by having trees and branches trimmed or removed.

Upgrade and Maintain Safety Equipment: Install working smoke detectors, stock up on fire extinguishers, and ensure you have escape ladders. Also make sure you have flashlights and candles for light if the power goes out.

First Aid Kits: Buy or create a first aid kit with basic medical equipment and store an emergency prepaid cell phone in case lines are down or your personal cell phone dies.

Create a safety plan: Determine a safety plan and route with your family and practice so that if a storm hits, everyone knows what to do.

There are many ways to prepare for a storm, keep referring to our blog to learn more tips!

Was your home damaged? CTI Contractors is the number one choice for storm repairs. Visit us at cticontractors.com today to schedule a CTI inspection.