Using Five Guys Construction’s Restoration Services in Gilbert, AZ for Thermal Damage

September 14, 2013 12:00 pm Published by

When a storm ravages your home, getting it back to a comfortable, safe living space becomes the first priority in your mind. But storms, especially in certain regions, can be tricky when it comes to assessing the damage. The estimates that you receive may only be brushing the surface of what you can see. Five Guys Construction delves deeper than most when assessing storm damage—down to the basic foundation of your home to ensure that you’re getting the most comprehensive picture of your home after the storm.

You can’t see it, but it’s there

Unfortunately, storms have the potential to leave unseen damage from many areas of the house due to effects that are less apparent. One of the most damaging storms that can affect your home are those that involve a rapid change in temperature. Living in the valley, ambient temperatures can suddenly drop in a storm, putting your home at higher risk of suffering thermal shock.

Because materials expand and contract in hot or cold temperatures, rapid changes can cause the material to strain, causing it to severely crack or weaken. Some types of materials are at a higher risk of this damage than others, so you should consider them as you assess your home’s damage. Be sure to have a summary of the storm pattern in your home’s area ready for the contractor who is trying to make an estimate on your home. This will give them some idea of how your home may have been affected.

Materials that are brittle and do not conduct heat easily, such as ceramics and tile, are at a higher risk of being damaged due to thermal shock. Take a look at the materials around your house that may be at risk, and warn your contractor if you think that thermal damage is involved before they move up to the roof of your house. If the thermal damage is severe enough, your shingles may have become so weak and fractured that they will not be able to hold up the weight of your contractor. Older roofs are more prone to suffering these effects.

Handling thermal shock

When considering a contractor for the job, find someone with extensive experience in all of these areas – not only for roofing, but bathroom and renovation materials as well. They will be more prepared to tell you what the potential effects are of the thermal shock on your home. A comprehensive Gilbert, AZ restoration service can consider the full extent of and future risk of such materials without having seen them. The renovation contractors at Five Guys Construction are especially apt in this area, and will be able to tell you what areas of the home may be at risk to this type of damage.

Your Gilbert, AZ restoration services should be well versed in the effects of thermal shock, especially given our area’s weather patterns. Because so many of the materials that make up your home are hidden, you should be able to find a service that will know the higher risk areas of your home without seeing them. This way, you can be assured that the estimates you receive for repairs and maintenance will be as accurate as possible. Always remember, Five Guys Construction is this service: thorough, knowledgeable and ready to help you get your home back to normal after a storm.

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