GHBA Offers Tips to Avoid Unscrupulous ContractorsJuly 1, 2015
Protecting Yourself Against Flood DamageJuly 15, 2015
When homeowners are shopping for new cabinetry they have to weigh a great number of factors in order to choose the right product. In addition to style and budget, they have to consider everything from finishes to hardware to personalized storage options; it’s also a good idea to have a basic understanding of the differences between custom cabinetry and stock cabinetry. Many of today’s homeowners are also looking for a product that is produced sustainably, and carries an excellent warranty. These common “checklist items” are the reason we so often recommend Wood-Mode cabinetry to our clients, whether they are renovating or embarking upon a new construction.
And if those features listed above weren’t enough, Gulf Coast residents have an added incentive to consider Wood-Mode cabinetry—an incentive that is well-illustrated by the round of summer storms, and subsequent flooding, we endured this year. Cabinets & Designs President Maria Frank explained:
“Wood-Mode can match wood finishes, in many cases even discontinued finishes. So if you experience flooding the first thing to do is start the repair and recovery process as soon as possible! Wood-Mode and Brookhaven can match your existing cabinetry so you only have to replace what was unsalvageable, rather than rip everything out and start over from scratch.”
Did your Houston-area home flood during the Memorial Day storms, or during Tropical Storm Bill? Do you have Wood-Mode cabinetry in need of repair? If so, contact a Wood-Mode dealer—like us—to help you navigate the upcoming repairs. And because we have a lot of hurricane season ahead of us, here are a few tips to help you in case more flooding is on the way:
- You can find suggestions and tips for drying out wet cabinets online; if you think you are at a high risk for flooding, it may be a good time to research and consult with contractors now rather than waiting for the storm to hit. Post-storm recovery often brings out unscrupulous contractors.
- Take photos of your possessions, and keep a catalogue for insurance and other purposes.
- Review your insurance coverage to see if it’s time for more, and if you don’t have flood insurance look into it; the Harris County Flood Education Mapping Tool is a good place to start broadening your understanding of floods and floodplains.