High and Dry After Flood Damage

Repairing the damage done to your home after a flood can look like an overwhelming job. In most cases, it’s best to seek out the services of a professional flood damage restoration team. But when my home flooded a few years ago, I found out that there were some things that I could do myself. Books, clothes, and even furniture can recover from water damage under the right circumstances. Knowing how to prevent mold, and remove it when you find it, can also come in handy after a flood. I know that it can be a devastating event for a family. That’s why I started this blog – to share my experience with flood damage and share the things that I learned that helped me put my home back together. With both professional help, and amateur ideas, hopefully you can learn something useful from my experience.

3 Features Your Custom Gate Needs

Construction & Contractors Blog

When it comes to securing the privacy of your home, few things are more effective than a fence around the perimeter of your property. Gates serve a valuable role in helping you gain access to a fenced area, but they can also be decorative as well. If you are planning to invest in a custom gate, here are three features you should consider including.

1. Iron Design

When you want your custom gate to reflect your own unique personal sense of style, then adding some iron designs can be beneficial. Iron workers have the ability to incorporate monograms, animals, and even quotes into the design of an iron gate.

If you are planning to invest in a wood gate, then the iron design can be added to the top of the gate instead. Decorative iron pieces will serve as a way to not only add style to your home's perimeter, but they can reinforce the strength of your custom gate as well.

2. Remote Opening

If you live in an area where the temperature frequently rises or falls, or you experience a lot of rain or snow, then having a gate that operates via remote can be beneficial. The last thing you want to do is leave the climate controlled environment within your car to manually open or close your gate.

Installing a remote opener can be a simple way to make your gate more convenient. Remote opening can also make your gate more secure, since those without a controller will not be able to gain access to your property.

3. Video Feed

Installing a security camera that works in coordination with your custom gate can be a simple way to maintain security within your home. By keeping your gate closed, you limit who has access to your home. A security camera gives you the ability to make visual confirmation of a guest's identity before opening your gate to welcome them into your home.

You can also install an intercom system that will allow you to communicate with guests before opening your gate. These security features help to keep your home safe.

Investing in a custom gate can be a great way to increase the security of your property. You can make your gate unique to you by installing decorative iron designs, adding a remote opener, and ensuring that you have video and audio feed running from your gate into your home.

For more information and options, talk with a custom gate builder, such as those at Carter Fence Co, about your needs and desires for a custom fence. 

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12 May 2016