RESTOR | Early Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Markus Kidwell contractors, Home Improvement, home maintenance, Roofing, Siding

It’s Really Never Too Early To Prepare Your Home for Winter For many of us, it seems like the Summer of 2016 just started, but the reality is school is either back in session or just around the corner. That can only mean one thing in Central Indiana…FALL IS SOON TO FOLLOW! And because RESTOR has always advocated maintenance over repair, we’re happy to bring you the following checklist of things you should start to work on as time (and good weather) allows. Most of the tasks listed below are well within the average person’s ability. But even if you choose to have a professional complete them for you, it’s worth the expense. You’ll save money — and maybe even your family. Here’s the checklist at a glance. See the following pages for more detailed guidance. Get your mind in the gutters. Inspect and clean gutters and downspouts. Button up your overcoat. Seal gaps and cracks around windows and doors with weather-stripping and caulk. Get on top of roof problems. Inspect your roof for damaged or curled shingles, corroded flashing, or leaky vents. Walks the walks (and drives). Take steps to repair damaged sidewalks, driveways, and steps. Chill out. Drain and winterize outdoor faucets and irrigation systems. Freshen your filter. Clean or replace dirty furnace filters. Give your furnace a physical. Have a professional inspect your heating system. Gather round the hearth. Check fireplaces for soot or creosote build-up. Better yet, schedule a visit from a reputable chimney sweep. Keep the humidifier …

RESTOR | Drones for Roofing? The Time Has Come

Markus Kidwell contractors, drones, Home Improvement, Return on Investment for Roofing, Roofing, technology, Videos

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, as an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), or by several other names, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. The flight of UAVs may operate with various degrees of autonomy: either under remote control by a human operator, or fully or intermittently autonomously, by onboard computers.[1] Compared to manned aircraft, UAVs are often preferred for missions that are too “dull, dirty or dangerous”[2] for humans. They originated mostly in military applications, although their use is expanding in commercial, scientific, recreational and other applications,[3] such as policing and surveillance, aerial photography, agriculture and drone racing. Civilian drones now vastly outnumber military drones, with estimates of over a million sold by 2015. Forward-thinking roofing companies are starting to develop additional uses. RESTOR believes there are at least 5 legitimate reasons drones fit our business well: 1. Highly Accurate Estimates for Customers An age-old challenge for roofers is providing a completely accurate estimate for their clients. Some modern roofs feature areas that are nearly inaccessible. Trees can virtually prevent a roofer from getting to every nook and cranny for inspection and measuring purposes. Other roofs have extreme pitches, creating more risk for the roofer to climb up the ladder and inspect the damage. With a drone, these problems can go away quickly. Drones can provide accurate visuals with a high-resolution camera to record videos and pictures of the roof, especially in the hard-to-reach areas. Roofers can estimate more accurately …

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RESTOR Restoration Indianapolis | 3 Simple Steps to Having Your Home Repaired Following a Catastrophe

Markus Kidwell contractors, Emergency Restoration, Home Improvement

When Mother Nature brings her wrath and causes property damage from flood, fire, hail, wind, tornado or even ice…it can be a very stressful and confusing endeavor having repairs made. I am here to tell you, it doesn’t have to be! Following a catastrophe, there are really only 3 Simple Steps that we require our property owner customers to do to ensure that we can properly handle their repairs. Here are the 3 Simple Steps: Call your insurance company following a severe weather event or property issue that needs insurance assistance. File a claim for the damages to your home or business and write down the name and number of your insurance adjuster assigned to your claim. Schedule a specific time for the adjuster to come out and see your property. Call your contractor and have the contractor and the insurance adjuster meet at your property to assess the damage TOGETHER. Step 3 is very important. This will ensure that you are properly taken care of because BOTH the insurance representative and the construction professional can meet together to determine your repairs. When that happens, everything goes very smoothly. Here at RESTOR we are constantly meeting with insurance companies in a beneficial relationship that allows us to do our job better and help our customers more quickly and efficiently. Give our expert team a call at 844.4RESTOR for all your restoration needs! We provide full-service repair, restoration, and re-models for fire damage, storm damage, hail damage, mold damage and water damage restoration. Our …