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Patio and Concrete Installation | Pavers | Patio Renovation

Patio and Concrete Installation

So you’ve decided to renovate your patio but aren’t sure about the process. Poured concrete or pavers? Check out this video to see a patio renovation in progress and then call the professionals at S&S Construction Restoration, 760.559.2667. Guaranteed Quality: Built to last a Lifetime

Custom Patio Design | Custom Patio Cover | Patio Design

S&S Construction Patio CoversS&S Construction is Southern California’s premiere custom patio cover contractor specializing in custom patio design.
The design experts at S&S Construction  can create unique designs that increase a home’s curb appeal, while also being functional and long lasting.

Building a feature patio cover starts with a great design and professional contractor. Architectural style and design, drainage, lighting and blending the patio cover with surrounding walls and surfaces are all important details that need to be considered along the way. Contact the custom patio design professionals at S&S Construction for your custom patio cover needs, 760.559.2667

Fire Restoration | Fire Restoration Contractor | Home Fire Damage

Fire Restoration by S&S ConstructionFire Restoration: getting back to normal and quickly

Experiencing a home fire can be a devastating and frightening experience and one that can seem overwhelming when dealing with the aftermath. Postponing fire restoration can result in the damage becoming worse and eventually costing a considerable amount of money for repairs.  However, making the restoration a priority can help avoid costly repairs and long term damage. The most important step in this process is contacting a fire restoration contractor.

Fire restoration contractors specialize in the restoration process, are trained to handle the damage that comes with home fires and can reduce the risk of further damage. Fire restoration contractors will work diligently to salvage as many of your belongings as possible and they will work quickly to return you to your home as quickly as possible. It is recommended to go through your homeowners insurance company for reliable fire restoration contractors as there often times are “fire chasers” that pray on those who are most vulnerable.  If you choose to select a contractor on your own, make sure to do thorough investigation and reference checks. Also, verify all licenses and insurance are up to date and there are no mechanic’s liens on their business.

Getting back to normal after a house fire is a long road but can be done with relative ease, with the right help.  If you find yourself needing the expertise of a license, insured fire restoration contractor, please contact S&S Construction Restoration, (760) 559-2667.

 

Patio Design | Outdoor Living Design | Custom Patio Design

S&S Construction Patio DesignTransform your Backyard into an Oasis

Living in Southern California, we are fortunate in that we have many options for outdoor living. Creating an outdoor living room, dining area or even a kitchen is not out of the question. Giving adequate thought and planning, not to mention time and money, you can easily add living space.  However, the one element that ties it all together is a solid patio cover and one that will protect your guests and furnishings from the elements.

There are three primary patio cover materials to consider: wood, vinyl and aluminum.

Wood:  With its natural beauty, wood is the go-to choice for patio covers. Wood provides many colors and textures for your patio design and can be painted to coordinate with the design scheme of the home.  However, one major downside is the upkeep.  Especially, here in Southern California, the sun can do quick damage to the structure.

Aluminum:  This material is a solid choice for patio covers as it requires very low maintenance, is eco-friendly and can withstand those Santa Ana winds. Unlike wood, it won’t burn if we experience wildfires as we have recently as aluminum is quite fire resistant.

Vinyl:   This material is constructed from PVC plastic. With its durability, vinyl will not warp or rot and can easily be cleaned with a garden hose. However, vinyl is limited in colors and usually requires other materials to provide stability and strength, thereby adding to the cost.

Its important to partner with a qualified contractor who understands the “ins-and-outs” of patio design. Call S&S Construction and their team of design experts to help walk you through the process. Adding outdoor living space can add approximately 10% of usable space to your home so its important to do it right. S&S Construction, 760.559.2667

Patio Design | Patio Design Ideas | Custom Patio Design

patio-design-high-desert-s&s-constructionSome Great Patio Design Ideas!

1. Outdoor Sectional. You don’t have to have enough room for a five-piece dining set to create a functional outdoor space – a couple of comfy chairs or a small sofa will go a long way toward making your deck or patio feel like a real room. Pick a piece that will stand up to the elements, like this petite sectional with plush polyfoam cushions and  handwoven UV- and weather-resistant wicker.

2. Colorful Patterned Rug. A small patio or deck is the perfect place to go a little wild with color: It’ll add instant personality without feeling overwhelming. Bring in a durable indoor/outdoor rug in an eye-catching pattern – like this one in blues, greens and hints of brown – to define the area.

3. Acacia Wood Trunk. In the original space, a custom coffee table was constructed from reclaimed wood to provide space for snacks and drinks as well as extra storage. If you don’t want to splurge on a custom piece, shop around for an attractive door storage trunk, like this one made of solid acacia wood. For a rustic, weathered look, you can allow it to gray over time, or you can condition it regularly with teak oil to preserve the original color.

4. Outdoor Throw Pillow. Add extra comfort and style to your outdoor furniture with weather-resistant pillows. Sporting a geometric tile design, this green and turquoise toss pillow is made of high-performance polyester for long-term outdoor use.

5. Bar Cart on Wheels. If you have enough space for a second table, consider a multi-leveled option for even more surface area. We like this two-tier trolley, which can be rolled out as a cocktail station, or parked in one spot as a side table or plant stand.

6. Rustic Rail Planter. Don’t let a lack of square footage stop you from incorporating plants into your outdoor space. Add color and life without sacrificing floor space with planters that mount to your deck railings. No rails? Try wall planters or hanging baskets.

Oversized Windows | Window Replacement | Home Improvement Hesperia

download (2)Window Replacement: Consider Oversized

Considering replacing the windows in your home?  Here’s why you should consider going “BIG”.

Bring the outside in by installing larger windows to enhance expansive views and dramatically change the way visitors experience your home.

Adding more light can open up the natural light and allow it to spill dramatically into a room.  Even the best light bulbs can’t do this!

Wide and stylish windows are undeniably fashionable.  The sheer size makes them the focal point of any space they are installed.

Contact the professionals and S&S Construction to begin discussing your window replacement options

Home Improvement | Home Remodeling Advice | Home Improvement Hesperia

home-remodel-kitchen-concrete-patio-construction-contractor-high-desertHome Remodeling Advice

Looking for some home remodeling advice for your home? Click on the link to read a great article from “This Old House” on remodeling.

Renovations That Give You a Return on Your Investment

Hesperia Patio Covers | Checking Contractor References | Selecting a Contractor

Selecting a Contractor: Checking References

There really aren’t any real secrets to to selecting a contractor. However, the biggest mistake a homeowner can make is to not check the contractor references. Naturally, common sense would say, “why would a contractor ever provide a reference that wasn’t going to give a “glowing” review?” This is true, which is why you need to know the right questions to asks of the referrals to fetter out the truth. Below are some suggestions of questions to ask, to help in the process:

  1. How was the project staffed?
  2. How were their payment requests submitted?
  3. Were there any change orders that resulted in additional expenses?
  4. How was the project supervision?
  5. Who did the contractor talk with the most throughout the project?

Also, find out from the contractor how long they’ve been in business and how long at their current location. Be wary of those contractor that jump around.

Ask about subcontractors! If they are using subcontractors, are they properly licensed. While you’re at it, ask about pulling proper permits. In doing so, ensures that the project is being done correctly.

Best of Luck!

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

We Are S&S…

S&S Construction Restoration offers fire and water damage restoration services for residential and commercial buildings in the High Desert area and beyond. We can handle any damage to your home or business that is covered by insurance — and we will bill your insurance company directly. With over 30 years of experience, we offer fast and affordable restoration that you can count on.

Fire Restoration Hesperia | Hidden Water Damage | Fire Damage High Desert

When a fire devastates your home, avoid further structural damage by taking immediate action to prevent hidden water damage.

Post-fire water damage can go un-noticed for years, hidden below the surface of walls and floorboards. If left un-repaired, structural damage can become irreversible and the health of you and your family could be at-risk. Learning how to recognize the signs of hidden water damage can help protect your home and loved ones.

After the Fire

After a fire you need to file a claim with your insurance as soon as possible so they can compensate you for repairs. The first thing your insurance provider will do, once your fire damage coverage has been determined, is encourage you to hire a professional fire damage restoration company to clean and restore your home.

Before restoration can begin, the structure of your home will be assessed to ensure that it is safe to enter. The restoration team can then remove all items that were destroyed in the fire and begin the cleaning process. While the cleanup may vary depending on the level of damage, the average fire restoration process often involves the following:

  • Removing lingering smoke to prevent further staining and damage
  • Deep cleaning soot or debris out from the walls, floors, and panels
  • Ventilating and checking the air quality to ensure safety
  • Assessing the ceiling or piping for any free-floating asbestos
  • Removing, repairing, or replacing any damaged components

The Hidden Dangers of Water Damage

Unfortunately, cleaning up after a fire is not the only step in the restoration process. The water it takes to put out a large fire can often cause water damage to your home. Bacteria and mold can start growing immediately in floorboards, walls, and ceilings if the water is not immediately extracted.

However, signs of water damage are often neglected, as they are not always easily visible. Even if there are no visible signs of water damage after a fire, it is important to get a professional water damage assessment to reduce the risk of any future problems.

Water damage is not only potentially fatal to the structure of your home, it can also significantly damage your health. If water is left in your home for too long, mold, mildew and bacteria can grow. Most molds will eventually discolor walls and weaken the foundation of a home.

Although some types of mold do not pose any significant health risks, black mold can be extremely dangerous. The spores from black mold produce toxic odors and lead to serious health issues in humans and animals, such as nausea, breathing problems and even cardiac arrest.

Seek Professional Water Damage Restoration

Cleaning and repairing extensive water damage requires a professional restoration company’s experience, training and equipment. A company that consistently deals with fire and water damage restoration will inspect your home for water damage, from the floorboards and walls, to the basement and attic.

If you notice any indicators of water damage, call S&S Construction & Restoration today at 760.559.2667 for a free consultation. Our team of experts provide water and fire damage restoration services that protect you and your family from hidden dangers.