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Sarasota Weather

Hurricane Preparedness, Roof Leaks and Roof Repairs in Sarasota, FL 24 Hr a Day!

Buy supplies early to prepare for the storm. When the storm threatens, lines will be long and supplies short

(407) 383-9118 Orlando Office

(727) 260-7344 Tampa Bay Office

(941) 270-2677 Sarasota Office

Before the Storm

Before the Storm

  • Make sure you’re covered – Insurance companies do not accept new applications or requests for increased coverage once a hurricane nears Florida.
  • Know what your policy covers – Flood and wind damage are often covered in separate policies. Decide if you need this protection and contact your agent for more information.
  • Make sure your coverage is adequate – You may have made recent home improvements or purchases. Consider increasing your coverage if your policy doesn’t cover the current value of your home and contents.
  • Keep policy documents safe – In addition to information on your agent, you should write down   the name of your insurance company, policy number, and a telephone number to report a claim.
  • Fortify your home – Inspect your roof, making sure you have roof anchors installed on your home. Replace your windows and doors that don’t pass the impact test, or cover them with shutters. A fortified home with the right doors, windows and shutters will save you money on your insurance premiums (link to discounts).
  • Secure your property and clear your yard of any debris, lawn furniture, tools or other objects that could turn into dangerous projectiles in high winds.

Disaster Tips

Want more information?

Visit the Disaster portion of the Insurance Library or call 1-877-MY-FL-CFO (1-877-693-5236)

FEMA: During a Hurricane

 

If a hurricane is likely in your area, you should:

  • Listen to the radio or TV for information.
  • Secure your home, close storm shutters, and secure outdoor objects or bring them indoors.
  • Turn off utilities if instructed to do so. Otherwise, turn the refrigerator thermostat to its coldest setting and keep its doors closed.
  • Turn off propane tanks.· Avoid using the phone, except for serious emergencies.
  • Moor your boat if time permits.
  • Ensure a supply of water for sanitary purposes such as cleaning and flushing toilets. Fill the bathtub and other large containers with water.

You should evacuate under the following conditions:

  • If you are directed by local authorities to do so. Be sure to follow their instructions.
  • If you live in a mobile home or temporary structure—such shelters are particularly hazardous during hurricanes no matter how well fastened to the ground.
  • If you live in a high-rise building—hurricane winds are stronger at higher elevations.
  • If you live on the coast, on a floodplain, near a river, or on an inland waterway.
  • If you feel you are in danger.

If you are unable to evacuate, go to your safe room. If you do not have one, follow these guidelines:

  • Stay indoors during the hurricane and away from windows and glass doors.
  • Close all interior doors—secure and brace external doors.
  • Keep curtains and blinds closed. Do not be fooled if there is a lull; it could be the eye of the storm – winds will pick up again.
  • Take refuge in a small interior room, closet, or hallway on the lowest level.

Hurricane Shutters Installation and Sales in Sarasota Fl 941-270-2677

Hurricane Armor is a flexible hurricane wind and water protection system that exceeds all the Florida Building Code and HVHZ criteria for small and large missile impact. It also blocks the wind and rain pressure from the windows and doors that cause the most common problem in a storm – water damage. Hurricane Armor manufactures this flexible wind and water abatement system for all types of structures large and small. Hurrciane Armor logo The Hurricane Armor system offers a comprehensive solution at a fraction of the cost of other commonly used protection systems. Call Timothy Parks your Factory Authorized Hurricane Armor Dealer about Miami-Dade approved products also.

Timothy Parks Construction, Inc.
Office: 727-260-7344 Tampa Bay Area
Office: 941-270-2677 Southwest Florida Area SMART MONEY
Office: 407-383-9118 Central Florida Area
Fax: 941-270-1809 Main Office

Markets Served: Sarasota FL, Orlando FL, Tampa Bay Fl

Cape Coral, FL Sarasota, FL
Bonita Shores, FL Ellenton, FL
Longboat Key, FL Palmetto, FL
Palm Harbor, FL Anna Maria, FL
Winter Garden, FL Holmes Beach, FL
Pine Island, FL Gibsonton, FL
Siesta Key, FL Bradenton Beach, FL
Seminole, FL Brandon, FL
Deltona, FL Tallevast, FL
Bayshore, FL Council, FL
Lake Mary, FL Indian Shores, FL
Pinellas, FL Bradenton, FL
Sarasota, FL Estero, FL
Fort Myers Beach, FL Riverview, FL
Cape Coral, FL Oneco, FL
Sarasota, FL Sanford, FL
Tampa Bay, FL Lakeland, FL
Fort Myers, FL Largo, FL
Apopka, FL Myakka, FL
Dunedin, FL Davenport, FL
Lake Wales, FL Bonita Springs, FL
Venice, FL Clermont, FL
Gasparilla, FL Oldsmar, FL
Oviedo, FL Haines City, FL

Energy Savers: Attic Insulation

Call Timothy Parks Construction today for a free consultation.

(407) 383-9118 Orlando (727) 260-7344 Tampa Bay

(941) 270-2677 Sarasota

Attic Insulation 

Properly insulating and air sealing your attic will help reduce your energy bills. Attics are often one of the easiest places in a house to insulate, especially if you’d like to add insulation.

Before insulating or deciding whether to add insulation to your attic, first see our information about adding insulation to an existing house or selecting insulation for new home construction if you haven’t already.

Warning: if you think you have vermiculite insulation in your attic, there’s a chance it could contain asbestos. Don’t disturb it. Only insulation contractors certified to handle and remove asbestos should deal with vermiculite insulation.

Attic Insulation Techniques

logo_pink_is_green Loose-fill or batt insulation is typically installed in an attic. Although installation costs may vary, loose-fill insulation is usually less expensive to install than batt insulation. When installed properly, loose-fill insulation also usually provides better coverage.

Before installing any type of insulation in your attic, follow these steps:

  • Seal all attic-to-home air leaks. Most insulation does not stop airflow.

  • Duct exhaust fans to the outside. Use a tightly constructed box to cover fan housing on attic side. Seal around the duct where it exits the box. Seal the perimeter of the box to the drywall on attic side.

  • Cover openings—such as dropped ceilings, soffits, and bulkheads—into attic area with plywood and seal to the attic side of the ceiling.

  • Seal around chimney and framing with a high-temperature caulk or furnace cement.

            • At the tops of interior walls, use long-life caulk to seal the smaller gaps and holes. Use expanding foam or strips of rigid foam board insulation for the larger gaps.

Five Year Anniversary Of Hurricane Charley

At the 5 year mark of Hurricane Charley’s pass through Southwest Florida Charlotte County residents reflect & celebrate their rebuilding progress.

This Saturday, August 15th 2009 at Laishley Park in Punta Gorda an official celebration of progress will be held.
Read more at
http://www.sunnewspapers.net/articles/tsnews.aspx?ArticleID=442520&pubdate=8/13/2009

In the wake of this celebration all Florida residents should review their property insurance policies to insure that they are properly covered in the event of any future storms. When reviewing this coverage keep in mind that if your home is a guaranteed replacement cost policy (which most homeowners policies are) you must legally have your home insured at 80% of it’s replacement cost for the insurance carrier to pay to have your home rebuilt if it is completely destroyed. Most insurance carriers in that write homeowners coverage in the state of Florida require that each home they insure be insured at the current replacement cost. But for some homeowners who may have had their policies for quite sometime & do not have inflation guard on their policy (this is a clause some carriers offer that will automatically increase the coverage on their home at each renewal in order to keep up with inflation) they maybe underinsured. To find out the current replacement cost of your home call your insurance agent or a property appraisal (done within the last year) can be used.

Read more information & helpful tips at:

http://www.myfloridacfo.com/Consumers/Guides/Property/index.htm

Michellene Septer – Licensed Insurance Agent
Florida Direct Insurance Agency, Inc.
2195A Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Phone- 941.629.9199
Fax- 941.627.9663


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FEMA: Evacuation Plans

 

When community evacuations become necessary, local officials provide information to the public through the media. In some circumstances, other warning methods, such as sirens or telephone calls, also are used. Additionally, there may be circumstances under which you and your family feel threatened or endangered and you need to leave your home, school, or workplace to avoid these situations.

The amount of time you have to leave will depend on the hazard. If the event is a weather condition, such as a hurricane that can be monitored, you might have a day or two to get ready. However, many disasters allow no time for people to gather even the most basic necessities, which is why planning ahead is essential.

Evacuation: More Common than You Realize

Evacuations are more common than many people realize. Hundreds of times each year, transportation and industrial accidents release harmful substances, forcing thousands of people to leave their homes. Fires and floods cause evacuations even more frequently. Almost every year, people along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts evacuate in the face of approaching hurricanes.

Ask local authorities about emergency evacuation routes and see if maps may are available with evacuation routes marked.

FEMA: Evacuation Plans

Buy supplies early to prepare for the storm. When the storm threatens, lines will be long and supplies short

(407) 383-9118 Orlando Office

(727) 260-7344 Tampa Bay Office

(941) 270-2677 Sarasota Office

Timothy Parks Construction, Inc. Website

Energy Savers: Designing and Remodeling a Home

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(407) 383-9118 Orlando Office

(727) 260-7344 Tampa Bay Office

(941) 270-2677 Sarasota Office

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Designing and Remodeling a Home

Before you design a new home or remodel an existing one, you should consider investing in its energy efficiency. You’ll save energy and money in the long run. It’s also a good time to invest in a renewable energy system that will provide your home with electricity, water heating, or space heating and cooling.

If you’d like to design an energy-efficient home, no matter what type of design, you should use what’s called the whole-house systems approach.

If you’re remodeling a home, conduct an energy audit to help you determine what energy efficiency improvements should and can be made to your home.

Learn how to optimize energy efficiency with the following home designs and construction techniques:

  • Advanced House (Wall) Framing Techniques

    Reduce lumber use and waste—improving energy efficiency—in the construction of a traditional wood-framed house.

  • Earth-sheltered Homes

    Incorporate earth into their structure and design for durability and energy efficiency.

  • Log Homes

    Use wooden logs to provide structure and insulation.

  • Manufactured Homes

    Feature energy-efficient options for new homes and improvements for older homes.

  • Passive Solar Homes

    Take advantage of climatic conditions, especially the sun, for heating in the winter and cooling in the summer.

  • Straw Bale Homes

    Use straw bales to provide all or part of their structure and insulation.

  • Zero Energy Homes

    Produce more energy than they use.

You should also explore your options for financing an energy-efficient home or improvements.

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Wind Mitigation Inspections

Would you like to save money on your homeowners insurance?

According to Florida Statute 626.0629, insurance companies are required to offer Florida homeowners “discounts, credits, or other rate differentials…” for construction techniques that reduce damage and loss in windstorms. These discounts became effective in 2003.

You may be eligilble for a reduction in your homeowners insurance, a FREE wind mitigation inspection and up to $5000 in funds from the State of Florida’s “My Safe Florida Home Program“.

If for any reason you do NOT qualify for this State of Florida Free Inspection, or you have an immediate need, please give us a call at:

(941) 270-2677

Timothy Parks for Wind Mitigation Inspections:
These property types may qualify for windstorm insurance discounts.

  • Condos
  • Townhouses
  • Single Family Homes
  • Multi-Family Buildings
  • Commercial Buildings

These features can reduce the potential damage to your home in tropical storms and hurricanes:

  • Improved Roof Shingles
  • Strong Roof Decks
  • Hurricane Clips/Straps
  • Impact Resistant Glazing on Windows
  • Shutter Protection for Windows
  • Roof Shape
  • Other Construction Techniques  
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Timothy Parks Construction, Inc.

(407) 383-9118 Orlando Office
(727) 260-7344 Tampa Bay Office
(941) 270-2677 Sarasota Office

Markets Served:
Cape Coral – Sarasota – Lakeland – Tampa Bay – Orlando

FEMA: Recovering from Disaster

 

Recovering from a disaster is usually a gradual process. Safety is a primary issue, as are mental and physical well-being. If assistance is available, knowing how to access it makes the process faster and less stressful. This section offers some general advice on steps to take after disaster strikes in order to begin getting your home, your community, and your life back to normal.

Specific Disaster Recovery Information

Buy supplies early to prepare for the storm. When the storm threatens, lines will be long and supplies short

(407) 383-9118 Orlando Office

(727) 260-7344 Tampa Bay Office

(941) 270-2677 Sarasota Office

Timothy Parks Construction, Inc. Website

FEMA: Recovering from Disaster

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