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PR September 2013

September 04, 2013

Special Issue | How to prepare your business for the next weather event


These candid videos provide detailed background in the impact the storm had on not only their homes but also the homes of their clients.

Contractors share how they navigated their business and clients through the most extreme weather events of the past few years.

The difference between opportunists and legitimate contractors starts with visibility.

Professional Remodeler?s Tom Swartz talked with Dan Bawden and Stephen C. Gidley about how they prepare their businesses to handle storm-related projects, manage clients, and deal with insurance companies.

Jon Vogel, president of the New Outlooks Construction Group Inc., in Robbinsville N.J., experienced the effects of Hurricane Sandy firsthand when he and his partner Anthony Cammallere of T&K Contractors, Freehold, N.J., lost their shore-based showroom to flooding.

PURE Design Environments turns repair into redesign.

Impact-resistant windows offer 24/7 hurricane protection for coastal residents and added benefits for those in any region.

Our PRIME advisory panel includes some of the remodeling industry?s top professionals. This month we asked, ?Are you prepared to respond following a major storm in your community? If so, how??

Now available in Dark Walnut, this flat-profile railing option complements both traditional and modern deck designs.

These metal balusters from AZEK provide a stronger, direct connection with deck railings thanks to the extruded screw chase, eliminating the need for unattractive plastic connectors.

The new 1-inch by 4-inch deck boards in Perennial Wood’s lineup—finished in real mahogany—are designed to complement New England outdoor living environments.

Ecolife Stabilized Weather-Resistant Wood offers improved durability over other treated lumber products, including a 50 percent reduction in surface cracking and checking.

Wolf’s extensive line of PVC decking is now available in nine colors across four collections.

These pressure-treated wood panels are low-VOC and achieve the look of real cedar through MicroPro’s patented wood preservative process.

CertainTeed offers three new product lines under its EverNew Deck Collection.

ChoiceDek offers up this take on classic wood deck speed railings, now in a composite format.

These engineered wood panels from Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products are designed for material-handling businesses, meaning they are extra durable and capable of supporting weight loads up to 8,000 pounds.

Duradek’s newest offerings include three new shades of its Ultra Cork line and a new Panorama Post topless glass system.

How to ensure your clients get a fair settlement so they can return to their repaired home quickly.

Though G&L had no prior experience with insurance restoration, David Caputo successfully navigated the muddy waters of Hurricane Sandy remodeling. He did it by determining what work not to do, as well how to meet the expectations of insurance companies.

How to assure owners and adjusters that your local company is a good choice for storm-related work.

Property restoration after a weather event can be a catastrophe for your company?or a revenue windfall.

Remodelers offer tips and recommendations when it comes to preparing your business for the next big storm.

Most remodelers who respond to storms find business booming despite associated risks.

The business impact big storms have on remodelers and home-improvement companies.

Thinking strategically becomes warped by thinking of everything you?ve got to get done.

What do you need to do to make up for a person?s house being delayed for an extra week or two or not having heating or cooling over a holiday weekend? If you have the right client-centric mindset or culture and get a little creative, you can turn lemons into lemonade.

In a recent poll conducted by Professional Remodeler, more than half of the remodelers who responded said they have dealt with large volumes of storm-related repairs and remodeling.

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