When restoring or remodeling, older structures present special challenges. Working on these homes requires special knowledge, expertise, skill sets, equipment and material sources that remodeling contractors working on newer homes don’t generally have. Most remodeling contractors are also not trained or experienced in dealing with them. We have what it takes and this is why South Carriage Homes is a perfect choice for working on your older home.
Here are just some of the special issues working on older homes general present and that need to be addressed properly:
Lead and other hazardous building materials used before 1978
Non-standard building materials and methods
Building practices that no longer meet code
Aging and damaged structural elements
Replacing damaged design elements when they are no longer made
Poor insulation and humidity control
Inefficient or non-existent heating and cooling systems
High energy costs
Insufficient or old electrical and plumbing systems
We are experienced at dealing with and solving all of these special older home problems and more.
Realizing that not every remodeling company has the expertise to work on older homes, South Carriage Homes takes on projects of almost every size for homeowners with older homes. Sometimes these are small like repairs of roofs and gutter systems or replacing rotten trim or parts of a porch. We also do projects such as half baths, bathrooms, kitchen makeovers, and the like. We take on larger projects like additions, major exterior or interior renovations, and whole house remodels. Sometimes the goal of the project is to modernize the home, add space, make the existing space work better, or give the home a needed facelift.
We assess the damage
We handle the insurance
We repair the damage
You enjoy your home
Severe thunder storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and hail storms can all wreak havoc on a home. Storm damage includes roof damage, blown off roofs, water damaged floors and walls, blown out windows, flooded basements, broken windows, and a lot of damage to the property inside your home. All of these can be very traumatic and can happen all of a sudden, leaving you unprepared and with a home that is barely livable.
Finding your home in disrepair due to a storm or any weather disturbance can be disheartening and rather upsetting. With such a mixture of emotions, you will usually find yourself hard-pressed to start repairs and putting back your house in order. At South Carriage Homes we truly understand what you are going through and, as such, we have the solution to such a dilemma.
Fire and Water Damage
One of the most devastating occurrences that can happen to a homeowner is fire & smoke damage. Not only does it cause stress to owners, but it severely damages homes and buildings. Fires can involve a combination of damages including thermal damage, smoke damage, and damage caused by fire departments and sprinkler systems.
Whether you have a flood or an unexpected leak, we fully understand the urgency of getting the water out as soon as possible. The worst water damage occurs when water has been standing for more than 48 hours, which means timing is everything when a flood occurs. Water damage can occur from a leaky or broken pipe, blocked drains, storms, malfunctioning appliances and fire damage. The appropriate treatment depends on the nature of the damage. Water damage can be dangerous to humans and pets because of bacteria it may contain. These bacteria can be transmitted by the bottoms of shoes and by touching or moving contaminated objects. The real problem arises if water damage is left untreated. No matter how clean the water is, mildew and other bacterial growth may occur if neglected. Water can pose a serious threat to furnishings, walls, floors, and ceilings. Contact South Carriage Homes and we will make your home our priority and expeditiously repair your home.