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Home Remodeling Houston Quarterly Newsletter - Fall 2006
Dear Valued Customer,

It is that time of year again, hurricane season. I would like to talk to you about some precautions you can take to protect your home from storm damage.
Firstly, there are a few items you may want to purchase in order to minimize water damage should you experience wind/tree/roof or window damage. It is a good idea to have on hand several tarps, or sheets of plastic, hammer and nails. You can utilize these items to minimize further water damage until proper repairs can be made.
Prior to a storm it is always a good idea to examine trees that may potentially be a threat to your home during high winds. Look for weak branches and/or unusually large branches that may overhang or be in close proximity to your home and if broken could cause serious damage to your property or your neighbors. Cross Connection Remodeling works with experts in this field who can make these assessments and can prune your tree(s) or safely remove branches to minimize this danger.
It is also a good idea to check your yard for anything that could become a projectile during high wind situations. Either secure these items or move them indoors or to another safe location.
Another very important area to assess is your gutters and downspouts. We often find that the gutters and or downspouts are undersized and will not allow for the rapid removal of water. But, no matter what the size, if the downspout openings are blocked with debris, the gutters will back up with rainwater and could overflow behind your fascia boards, soffits, and siding and get to the interior spaces of your home, causing all kinds of water damage and potential mold problems. Cross Connection Remodeling has the expertise to determine the proper size for the gutter and downspouts for your home.
Now let’s talk about protection from high winds for your windows. Plywood can be cut to fit your window openings and be attached in a variety of different methods. There are hurricane clips that attach to the plywood and tighten up against the brick as plywood is pushed into the opening. Also, the plywood can be secured to a wood surround with screws, or wood members can be secured to fit the window openings and the plywood then secured to the members with screws. Finally, there are working shutters that can be installed. Contact us to learn more about securing your home.
We also offer to provide and or install back-up generators that can be used independently or wired to come on when the power goes out.

Cross Connection Remodeling is committed to providing the highest quality of customer service and value. Cross Connection Remodeling looks forward to helping you reach your remodeling goals and dreams.

Earl Hughes

Cross Connection Remodeling