Hey there! Just wanted to let you know that I posted a new article on my blog at Trulia.com.
In it, I talk about how general contractors can make a big impact in the lives of those we serve, whether they’re condo managers, the whole condo association management company, and even the residents.
When you touch on the key points I mention, it’s amazing the transformation that takes place. ↓Check it out by clicking the photo below.↓
If you have anything to add, please add a comment below. Thanks so much!
Roof leaking? Concrete cracking? Siding needing to be replaced? Don’t know who to turn to?
Whether you’re a manager for a commercial building or a condo complex in Southwest Florida, at one time or another you’ve probably been faced with the task of finding a contractor to fix the problems with your building.
If you haven’t yet, consider yourself lucky. But just give it time! :) LOL
Dealing with the headaches of managing a building can be frustrating. On top of that, when you have to narrow down the field to one reliable, competent, contractor from a sea of contractors on Google, it only compounds your frustration.
8 Criteria for Choosing a Contractor in Southwest Florida
Here is how you can alleviate some of the stress of choosing a contractor for your building’s exterior needs.
This is the fifth of 8 “REs” of Florida Contractors, which can also be downloaded for FREE from our eBook library.
We LOVE to solve problems!
I wish everyone could understand the complex issues that we get to REsolve on a daily basis. Just like for every action, there is a REaction…for every exterior building problem there is a REsolution. (Not quite as catchy, but you get the idea.) You just need to find someone with the knack for solving it!
Sometimes we are asked to REsolve moisture intrusion. All too often a building owner will defer these types of issues to an engineering firm or a water leak detection company. Guess who those guys call? US!
Let us know when you have moisture intrusion and I guarantee you our team of experts will find the source and REsolve the problem!
We may sound like a broken record, but WE ARE SW Florida’s premier problem solvers! If you have a problem that needs to be REsolved, please don’t hesitate to call (800) 372-1851.
Download a copy of our free eBook to learn additional ways we can REsolve your exterior building problems in Southwest Florida.→
This is the fourth of 8 “REs” of Florida Contractors, which can also be downloaded for FREE from our eBook library.
Sometimes REstoring something just isn’t in the cards and REmoving/REplacing is your only option. Isn’t it amazing how almost anything exterior degrades over time, especially here in Southwest Florida?!
The weather here even takes it’s toll on all things metal and concrete.
Are you experiencing issues with exterior metal or concrete items? In the last few years we have been doing a lot of REmoving and REplacing of items such as:
This is the third of 8 “REs” of Florida Contractors, which can also be downloaded for FREE from our eBook library.
Whether it’s for safety reasons, raising your property value, or just beautifying your home or office, a little concrete restoration may be necessary. Some of the most common projects we are hired to restore include:
A well-built deck will last for decades. However, if your deck is rotting or missing fasteners, or if it moves when you walk on it, it may be dangerous.
There are many reasons decks may need to be restored. It may have been built by an inexperienced do-it-yourselfer, not inspected when it was built, or is more than 15 years old (building codes were different back then!)
These decks are all susceptible to serious problems. Every year, people are severely injured, even killed, when decks like these collapse. This can often happen during parties or gatherings when the deck is over-filled with guests.
The good news? Most deck fixes are quick and affordable. Just make sure you hire a professional so it will be a solid fix that will last for years to come!
Leaking concrete expansion joints can also be restored by urethane grout injection. But a more popular method is the use of an oakum product.
After the joint is thoroughly cleaned, a pre-soaked oakum material is packed into the joint and then spritzed with water to activate it. The joint is then injected with urethane and the bottom is sealed with an aesthetic urethane sealant.
This is the second of 8 “REs” of Florida Contractors, which can also be downloaded for FREE from our eBook library.
Concrete is an excellent building material, but it is not perfect. Every commercial building or condominium in Southwest Florida has some sort of concrete structure in place.
From the foundation slab, to walls, plaza deck, stem walls, seawalls, sidewalks, and much more, you don’t have to look very far to find concrete in south Florida.
Unfortunately, you also don’t have to look far to find concrete that is in need of REpair. There are several common problems in concrete that may jeopardize its integrity or, at the very least, make it cosmetically unappealing. Here are just a few:
Why should you REroof?
This is the first of 8 “REs” of Florida Contractors, which can also be downloaded for FREE from our eBook library.
Historically there have only been two reasons you might need to REroof in Florida:
- Your roof has reached its useful life and is leaking repeatedly
- You simply want to change or upgrade your roof for aesthetic reasons
Nowadays Floridians have a 3rd reason to REroof…our insurance companies are demanding roof replacement on any roof that is older than 15 years! That’s right, only 15 year old roofs! WHY?
They are simply protecting themselves. You see, insurance companies know that 15 year old roofs are not installed to current code requirements. They are claiming that your roof could blow off in a wind event (e.g. Hurricane Charley in 2004) if it is not installed to current code.
You will need to do the math on whether REroofing is financially feasible. If your carrier is giving you grief about the age of your roof, let us know. We will try to REason with them!
Types of REroofing