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Hesperia Patio Covers | Planning A Remodel | S&S Construction

A remodel project, regardless of the size, requires a detailed plan of attack. The following article will help guide you to a successful remodel.

Homes & Lifestyles, Spring 2015, Sonoma West Publishers

Story by Ray Holley

A home remodel can be one of the largest investments you ever make, and you want it to change your life – or at least your living conditions – so it’s important that you understand the process and plan for the best outcome.

Click here to read the full article.

Ready to plan your remodel? Call S&S Construction at (760)559-2667 to set up a consultation.

Hesperia Patio Covers | Remodeling Ideas | S&S Construction

Insanely Clever Home Remodeling Ideas

Interested in a home remodel? Watch the video below for inspiration and insanely clever ideas you may have never thought about! Contact S&S Construction Renovation, to begin your home renovation journey, 760.559.2667


Hesperia Patio Covers | Patio Cover Design Trends 2018 | Outdoor Living

Patio Cover Design Trends: 2018

Here in Southern California, we are afforded a year-round climate that is very outdoor living friendly.  Why not make the most of your outdoor space by installing a custom patio cover?  We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite on-trend patio covers for 2018 so you can live outdoors in style.

Probably our most favorite patio cover design trend for 2018 is the extended living space.  Opt for a solid slat patio cover with well placed overhead fans and you’ll be feeling the cool breeze well into Fall.

Is modern more your thing?  Why not consider blending sleek steel with warm wood tones.  Keeping with the minimalist theme here, offers chic casual lounging in style.



Perhaps your style is more Cape Cod. Why not consider this outdoor dining area?  Its perfect for those summer pool parties you have planned and provides stylish dining options for you and your guests.

Hesperia Patio Covers | S&S Coonstruction | Fire Restoration Contractor

Thinking About a Home Remodel?

thClick on the link below to read a great article from “This Old House” on remodeling. Then, let the experts at S&S Construction help you with the renovation.

Renovations That Give You a Return on Your Investment

Hesperia Patio Covers | Fire Restoration | Smoke Damage Restoration

What To Do After a House Fire

Smoke particles can infiltrate carpets, walls, furniture and clothing, lingering for months. So what can you do to rid your Southern California home of smoke odors and when is it time to contact a professional?

Smoke damage after a house fire can be challenging to remove without professional help. Odors from smoke can lead to headaches, nausea and troubled breathing, which can interfere with your health and daily life. Burning scented candles and spraying air fresheners may dilute or mask smoke odors temporarily but they fail to address the root of the problem. Often, air deodorant manufacturers oversimplify the process of smoke damage odor removal. However, effective smoke damage restoration requires a careful, educated approach.

Step 1: Attack the Source of the Odor

After the fire has been completely put out, clear your home of severely scorched or unsalvageable materials. These not only require immense time, effort and resources to deodorize but also emit large amounts of smoke odors that can seep into surrounding areas. Remove as many of these source objects as possible to expedite the cleaning process. Before considering demolition, contact a smoke damage odor removal specialist who can test your home for asbestos, lead, and other hazardous chemicals and recommend safe rebuilding tactics.

Step 2: Clean and Deodorize Exposed Surfaces

After a fire, exposed surfaces house high concentrations of smoke odors and residue. Professional restorers know how to thoroughly clean counter tops, walls, ceilings, floors, furniture, and appliances. This step is crucial to prepare the home for more in-depth odor removal. Depending on the scope of the fire, restorers may need to clean your entire home from top to bottom, even if the entire house was not burned in the fire.

Step 3: Neutralize Remaining Smoke Odors

The third step involves targeting smoke particles with a specialized deodorant gas. The particles in the gas mix with and neutralize particles in the smoke. Professional restorers can determine the right mixture of deodorizing agents and how to distribute them throughout your home. By following all paths the smoke particles may have taken, the deodorizing gas effectively clears the entire structure of lingering odors.

Step 4: Seal Severely Scorched Surfaces

Although seldom necessary, severe fires may require heavily damaged surfaces to be sealed off. Extreme heat and concentrations of smoke particles can render some surfaces nearly impossible to salvage without impractical means. If deemed necessary, the sealing process is the final step in odor removal. Some surfaces can be sealed and painted over. Heavily damaged surfaces in hard-to-reach spaces such as attics and crawlspaces should be sealed and contained. Sealing improves aesthetics and speeds up the overall deodorizing process when compared to extensive chemical treatments that can take several weeks to complete.

There are no easy, “set-it-and-forget-it” ways to remove smoke odors from a burned structure. Professional restoration companies know how to implement the right processes and adjust them to adapt to special cases. Because homeowners often lack the time and resources to remove smoke odors on their own, it’s important to hire a professional to both eliminate the problem and provide peace of mind.

The professionals at S&S Construction & Restoration Inc. specialize in professional smoke damage odor removal, as well as repair, restoration, and remodeling services for homes after a fire. For more information about smoke damage restoration in Southern California, contact S&S Construction & Restoration Inc. at (760) 559-2667 today.

Hesperia Patio Covers | Home Renovation | S&S Construction

S&S Construction Restoration

We are your full-service general construction contractor, specializing in concrete construction, fire and water remediation, patio construction as well as kitchen design and restoration. Conveniently located in the high desert, no job it too big or too small. Let one of our design consultants help you with the planning and design of your new renovation project. Call S&S Construction today, 760.559.2667.

Hesperia Patio Covers | Custom Patio Covers | S&S Construction

Why Invest in a Custom Patio Cover

DSC_9422Patio covers are becoming increasingly popular across America and it’s easy to see why. Adding a patio cover to a deck or patio makes any outdoor area usable throughout the year.

Additionally, whether you’re installing an aluminum patio cover or a pergola with a retractable awning, adding a patio cover will add beauty to your home. For many homeowners, however, the high investment value is one of the most important benefits of adding a patio cover. The following are several reasons why adding a patio cover makes good financial sense.

Significant Energy Savings

The more of your yard that’s shaded, the cooler the interior of your home will be. This rule of thumb simplifies some very complex thermodynamics. Basically, without a patio cover, nothing will block the hot sun from soaking into the soil around your home. Toward the end of the day, this heat will be released back into the air, making your property feel like an oven. Recent research has revealed that planting fast-growing trees can cut a home’s energy costs by as much as 30%. Patio covers act much like trees; they create shade and offer protection from the scorching sun. Adding a patio cover can help reduce your energy costs.

Aluminum Patio Cover:
more affordable than an addition

Most homeowners are looking for ways to maximize space. However, in today’s turbulent economic climate, few people can afford the construction costs associated with adding an entirely new room – unless you’re talking about creating an outdoor room, that is. patio-design-high-desert-s&s-constructionThe most accessible form of patio cover, a pergola, can cost as little as $500, assuming you choose to install it yourself. (Plant grapes or hops to grow over the pergola, and you’ll have a shady retreat in the summer.) Even if you choose a more expensive option, such as a solid patio cover, you’ll see far lower costs than you would a traditional room addition.

Solid Style Patio Cover:
increased home value

In these days of low home prices, many property owners are looking for ways to increase value. Especially when accompanied by beautiful landscaping, a patio cover can create the kind of protected oasis that prospective buyers find highly appealing. This means you’ll probably see an excellent return on investment for your patio cover project, since you’ll be able to ask a higher selling price for your home.

As you can see, patio covers are more than just a great way to make any home more livable; they are also an excellent home improvement investment.

Hesperia Patio Covers | S&S Construction | Patio Cover Design

custom-patio-coversHesperia Patio Covers:  we aim at meeting a client’s requirement in order to produce a functionally and financially viable project. This covers the overall planning, coordination, and control of a project from beginning to completion.  Contact S&S Construction Restoration for all of your custom patio cover needs.

Hesperia Patio Covers | S&S Construction Restoration | Fire Restoration

Know What To Do After a House Fire

S&S-construction-restoration-fire-damageExperiencing a house fire is a frightening, sickening, and very upsetting experience. In the aftermath of a fire, it is very important to know what to do to protect yourself and others from any possibility of further harm. This article will help you with key things to do and know after a fire.

Step 1
Ask when it is safe to enter a house or other building on the property after a fire. Do not enter a house or other building that has been affected by a fire until you have listened to the professionals telling you that is okay to do so. Other factors to be aware of include: making sure that the fire is extinguished
knowing that fire authorities have checked out the site and done what they need to do to establish a safety zone
the severity of the fire.

Step 2
Recognize that if a house or building is too badly damaged, you may not be allowed back inside at all.

Step 3
Know who to call after a fire. Contact family members that may not have been with you. Let them know what happened, let them know that everybody is okay (if so) and let them know the information that is necessary. After a house fire, don’t assume that someone is going to contact your insurance. This is the number one thing that you need to do. This will not only enable documentation of the event and set in train the insurance claim but your insurer will be able to talk you through emergency lodging and living expenses. Remember to retain all receipts to make a claim. The insurance company will also assist with clean up options. If you are a tenant, contact the owner/landlord and/or their insurance company. Anyone who you feel that could be helpful to you, not necessarily just an insurance company but it could be other things involved, such as the contents of your home and you need to contact a particular help group or business etc. For example, American Red Cross offers services to those who have lost their home.

Step 4
Understand what happens with a “fire report”. A fire report will discuss what structure the house was in, what area was involved, the time of the incident, the date of the incident and it will have an incident number if it comes through a fire department. This enables the fire department to know all the specifics of who was there and what resources were there, to assist in gathering a lot more information.

Step 5
Know how to get a copy of a fire report. You may be able to call the fire department for a copy. For example, in Los Angeles, you can call the Fire Prevention Bureau, the Fire Marshall or the billing agency of the fire department. If arson is involved, the Arson Unit or equivalent will probably be able to get this information to you.

Step 6
Secure the property. If you have not already being told to do so, it is important to secure your property to prevent possible looting. Talk to emergency services on how best to go about this. Most insurance policies require this.

Step 7
Consider the clean up requirements. If your house has been damaged rather than destroyed, interior clean up will be required. Keep in mind that damage to the property often goes beyond what the eye can see. (Removal of a destroyed house should only be done by professionals.) You should spend a little time assessing whether you think you can perform the clean up or if you’ll need professional cleaners. You will find it useful to discuss this with your insurance house-fire-water-damage-restoration-high-desert-s&s-constructioncompany. Consider such things as: The types of damage including soot, ash, charring, smoke, odor, etc. Damage to a single room – this may be something you can manage yourself. Extensive damage – leave it alone and call in the professionals

Step 8
Know how to handle smoke and soot damage after a fire. If you do make the decision to clean up yourself, be aware that soot and smoke damage might be significant and often creates a film on the walls. There will also be residue from the extinguishers used by the fire crew. Furnishings such as carpets, rugs, curtains etc. are best cleaned professionally if they are even salvageable. Open all doors and windows if possible. Even if it is freezing cold outside, let small bursts of fresh air circulate through. Send the kids to a friend’s house for a bit while this is happening. They should not be around anyway, for fear of the potential for ingestion of chemical particles or other particles that might damage young lungs and immune systems.

Step 9
If water hoses were used to put out your fire, drying your home is very important. It is best to hire professionals to do fire/ water combination clean up. Water damage can lead to more damage or even mold if not dried properly. Insurance companies will often have approved restoration contractors that you can call for board up, structural drying, contents cleaning and structural cleaning and repair.

Step 10
Seek counseling if needed and reassure children. Having your house damaged or destroyed by fire is extremely traumatic and can have lasting impacts on each family member, depending on his or her ability to cope. Common feelings are helplessness, disorientation, pining for belongings, deep sadness, a sense of deprivation, despair and a loss of routine and structure. The depth of feelings and disorientation will depend on the extent of damage – loss of the entire house can leave everyone feeling as if they have to rebuild life all over again; partial loss, however, still carries stress and sadness. Reassure each other and let the emotions happen. Keep a close eye on children and be truthful with them about what has happened and if you do not know what is going to happen next, at least reassure them that you have one another, that things can all be replaced and that the only way is up from here on.

Hesperia Patio Covers | Patio Cover Installation | S&S Construction

Patio Cover Installation

Most of us either have a patio cover in our backyard or have had one in the past.  But, have you ever wondered how it became installed?  Watch the video below to catch a glimpse of its construction.