Florida Storm Damage

Titan Restoration Construction Helps the West Coast of Florida Recover

The Florida west coast suffered through one of its worst years ever when it came to storm damage. Recovery has not been easy for many home and business owners. Titan Restoration Construction is proud to have helped hundreds of our neighbors and fellow owners rebuild their homes and shops in Bokeelia, Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, and other towns in Lee County.

Water damage in Florida includes dealing with contaminants. Water that blows into Charlotte County homes off the Atlantic contains not only dirt and debris generated by the storm but a high salt content as well. After restoration and clean-up services remove debris and wash down everything possible in El Jobean, Punta Gorda, and Rotonda, Titan inspectors examine property for corrosion, rust, and other water damage like splitting or swelling wood.

Once we have the extent of the damage, our teams get to work. If the water remained for too long after the storm, the wall framing itself becomes compromised. Our licensed carpenters replace any damaged wood with new framing, and then our construction crews quickly hang new drywall panels.

Breaker BoxBefore the panels go up, our electricians examine any outlets and wiring that may have been under water and shorted out or damaged otherwise by the storm. If needed, we replace compromised wiring going all the way back to the breaker box. Stringing new wire also involves drilling holes through the new wall frames and installing conduit to protect our work.

In many cases, we have to begin underneath our feet. Storm water that stands for several days in Chokoloskee, Goodland, Naples, and other towns in Collier County can destroy carpet, linoleum, and even crack the surface of the concrete below it. Our trained crews can quickly resurface any foundation or pad and then replace the carpet or another flooring on top of it.

Our agency has repaired and restored homes and business structures on Florida’s West Coast for more than 10 years. If you are suffering from the effects of storm water or other damage, call Titan Restoration Construction today at 561-345-3751. We are here for you, and our communities.

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Garage Damage

General Contracting in West Palm Beach

It is important to have a licensed and insured general contractor accomplish any work you want done in your home. There are dozens of so-called handyman services out there, and some of them may even do fair work, but homeowners have no guarantee of the results or quality.

A company like Titan Restoration has the experience and reputation of taking care of our customers regardless if the job is building an addition to a West Palm Beach home or even just repairing the garage.  Accidents happen to everyone. One of our more frequently requested tasks is to fix the results of a newly licensed driver in the home. Clipping the side of a garage or not stopping quite soon enough are pretty common errors, but we can fix them.

Repairing brickwork can be time-consuming, but it is worth it. We can source the same brick as originally used in the home, and our experienced bricklayer can also match the appearance of the mortar, so it does not stand out as brand new against the undamaged part of the wall. Once our bricklayer finishes, most of our customers cannot tell exactly where the damage occurred.

That is very important for homeowners since any work done to the outside of the home directly affects the curb appeal of a home and can bring down the value of the home if the completed job stands out to anyone who might drive by with only a glance.

Damaged DrywallReplacing or patching drywall is even simpler. For small dents and tears into a panel, we clean out any loose debris; taking care not to cause more damage. Then, we apply a patching compound that fills in and quickly adheres to the surface. Technicians carefully smooth out this patch to prevent streaks or other marks that can appear even after we paint over the damaged section. Since drywall is fairly cheap to replace, we usually recommend replacing a panel if the hole is large or if there are several of them.

If you need quick repairs, extensive remodeling, or want to add to your home, call Titan Restoration today at 561-345-3751 to schedule an appointment and receive a free estimate. With over a decade supporting our neighbors in West Palm Beach, we are here for you.

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Florida Home

New Residential Construction in West Palm Beach

With Titan Restoration Construction, you get much more than a company that hangs new drywall after a flood. We have over a decade as a licensed contractor, helping residents with not just restoration, but new construction in West Palm Beach as well. Regardless if you want to build a new home or an addition to your current home, we have the experience, equipment, and employees to help you realize your dream.

House DesignWe have planners on-staff that can take your drawings from a napkin and turn them into a house that is the envy of your neighborhood. Since this is your home, we include you at every stage of the design and can make changes right up until it is time to dig out the foundation and begin pouring the concrete.

No matter the size of that foundation, we can excavate it. We keep a large inventory of backhoes and other equipment that can dig out the area for everything from a mini-mansion to a freestanding guesthouse behind your family home.

After we pour the concrete, an experienced team of carpenters begins the interior framing. Once we have the walls and sub-floor in place, our licensed plumbers and electricians lay in the pipes, conduits, and wiring needed to ensure your home meets Florida construction and safety standards. Even at this stage, we can still make changes to the floorplan in your direction, such as increasing closet space or altering the shape and layout of the living room.

When it comes to finishing the outside and installing a roof, we use only the best materials. All of the framing and support structure wood we use is treated to resist the effects of weather and insect infestation. With your approval, we use brick exteriors or siding and paint treated against weather and sunlight damage. If you desire, we can also install roof tiles treated to reduce damage from sunlight.

Today is an excellent time for starting new construction. Not only is it the perfect season to begin, but the last year of economic growth makes building a new home or adding to your current one an ideal investment. For more information on what Titan Restoration Construction can do for you, call us today at 562-345-3751.

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Fire Damaged Home

Fire Damage Reconstruction in West Palm Beach Homes

While most fire damage is primarily from smoke or soot residue, there are a few homes which suffer major damage that requires a complete interior rebuild. Titan Restoration is a licensed contractor that can rebuild just about any West Palm Beach home beginning at the foundation.

In a major fire, the interior wall framing often burns down to the concrete. Our construction teams install new framing and usually within a week or two, we can begin to hang new drywall. We can rebuild the house to the exact floorplan, but this is also an opportunity for owners to alter their home.

Depending on where they are in life, we have helped customers expand their kitchen to accommodate a growing family. If there was a change in employment, others have had us add a home office by shrinking the size of the bedrooms or the living room to create a new space. As long as these changes do not increase the cost of the project, most insurance companies sign off on them quickly.

Wood Framed ConstructionMajor structural replacement is a different issue. In order to remove compromised supports, our teams install inflatable lifts, screw jacks, and other devices to support the roof. We can replace everything with the same type of material, brick for example unless new construction laws require that we upgrade load-bearing walls or other support structures with improved building materials.

Construction is our specialty, but we can also work closely with you and your insurance company. Titan has many former firefighters on our payroll, so we know what is needed to help you navigate the rules and requirements of your agency when it comes to paying for restoring your home. It is why we create and update a complete inventory of everything that we replace.

Rebuilding after a fire requires a professional service. Replacing damaged supports and other structural property is a lengthy process that must have a licensed contractor to ensure your home is rebuilt safely with the correct materials and to current regulations. If you need to rebuild after major fire damage or another disaster, call Titan Restoration Construction at 561-345-3751 today.

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New Roof

Repairing Water Damage in West Palm Beach

With more than a decade in construction, Titan Restoration has the crews, training, and experience to help you rebuild your West Palm Beach home. We do not clean carpets or scrape mold; Titan lays tile, replaces entire walls and puts in a new roof to protect the other work we do in your home.

It all starts with an inspection. We come to your home to walk through every room and even check your grounds for damage. Once we finish, our team provides a free estimate. If you choose to bring us into your home, we help you with your insurance company to start the process and make sure to follow both your wishes and their rules.

Now, we get to work. If there is a risk from the roof, we bring in jacks and other temporary supports. After installing them, our work crews put up new wall frames to hang drywall panels, so your house begins to look like it did before the disaster.

A number of our clients take advantage of the situation to make changes. As long as it does not affect any main support structures, this is a great opportunity to increase the size of your kitchen or push back a living room wall to add a walk-in closet to the master bedroom. If the exterior was damaged, other clients take the opportunity to expand the square footage of their home. We pour the concrete for the expanded foundation and then install the electrical conduit and wiring.

Bathroom Interior Home DesignThe same is true for bathrooms. We can change the layout, moving the plumbing around for the sink, toilet, and tub to create a more functional space. It is one of the more popular changes our customers like to make and if it does not increase the repair cost, most insurance companies readily sign-off on the project.

As crew members put a new interior together, more of us go to work on the roof. As a licensed contractor, we can replace every joist, rafter, and soffit, then lay a brand new roof over it all.

Rebuilding your home may take time, but it is worth it the moment you walk through your front door. Regardless of how bad you think the damage is, Titan Restoration can help you return your home to its original state or make it better than before. Call us at 561-345-3751 today to schedule a visit.

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Tax Refund Just Ahead

Remodeling West Palm Beach Kitchens

Now that the new tax bill has passed, many West Palm Beach residents are considering putting their extra dollars and their refund from 2017, back into their home. Other homeowners still have minor damage from the recent storms that insurance did not fully cover and can now take care of the problems. For them, making repairs is also the ideal time to have Titan Restoration remodel their West Palm Beach home.

Although many of our residents are retirees, an equal number are also young families. In the last few years, they have added children, received promotions, and otherwise continued to grow. One of the first rooms they find they “outgrew” is their kitchen. A larger family needs a place for larger meals. Even if there is little cooking from scratch, they still need more room for food storage and a more extensive area to sit down for meals.

Kitchen IslandOur remodel team can replace the old kitchen island block with a smaller one that has nearly the same preparation surface but has more efficient drawers and storage areas for the latest cooking utensils and appliances. By increasing the storage capacity of the island, we can reduce the size of the kitchen cabinets. A reduced profile provides more floor space so the homeowner can bring in a larger table for her growing family.

These families also want to upgrade their kitchen to make them more efficient. The latest, Smart ovens can start themselves, change cook times and temperatures to have a hot meal ready just as the last family member pulls into the driveway. Smart refrigerators can send a text to the homeowner to remind them to pick items to prepare dinner that evening.

Fortunately, Smart appliances are smart for us too. They do not require additional wiring, just linking them to your home wi-fi. Our technicians can help you with that after we install them. Many of these new appliances are a little wider or deeper than their predecessors, but that is the simplest part for us since Titan Restoration has been redesigning kitchen floor plans for over a decade in West Palm Beach.

Thanks to our weather, even January is a great time to begin a remodel. If you want to upgrade your appliances, change your kitchen cabinets, or just lay on a new tile floor, contact Titan Restoration at 561-345-3751. We can help with your plan or build one for you.

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Mold Damage

Mold Inspection in West Palm Beach

Mold is a recurring problem here in Florida. Many residents think the weather is too warm for it to grow, but mold spores thrive up to 86 degrees. A few strains can live and grow at even higher temperatures. Having a mold inspection done in your West Palm Beach home is the only way to be certain that your home is mold-free.

Spores can grow anywhere there is enough moisture to cause spores to expand from their dormant state and begin growing. When that begins, mold can spread behind the walls or crawlspaces of an entire room or a house without anyone noticing. When that happens, Titan Restoration is the service to call to repair the leaks that cause mold to grow and to rebuild your home from the damage.

Roof RepairSince it is necessary to stop leaks before cleaning can begin, we sometimes work in two phases. In phase one, our roofing specialists replace damaged tiles and the roof panels underneath them. We also replace or repair the eaves, trim, and other portions of the roof. After we return the roof to its original condition, technicians replace damaged gutters and drain pipes.

Inside the home, our crews are fully licensed to tear out and replace pipes and connections. If the mold-causing leak has also damaged drywall and parts of the wall framing, we replace that as well. In fact, when it comes to leaks, we often find that the cost to replace the building material around one costs more than repairing or replacing the broken pipe or split hose.

Phase two takes place after the service cleaning up the mold removes the last of it and the damaged material. Our work crews are trained to rebuild everything inside a home that mold can damage. Each technician can lay down every major type of wood flooring, install new wall frames, hang new drywall, and then finish each room with new ceiling tile.

Rebuilding your home after a mold problem is not a quick or easy task. If you want it back to its original condition or better, contact Titan Restoration today. For more information about what we can do for you and your residence, call us at 561-345-3751. We are here to help.

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Home Restoration After Damage

Water Damage Repairs in West Palm Beach

At Titan Restoration, we specialize in water damage repairs in West Palm Beach and surrounding areas. Our company comes in after the water has been removed by other agencies to fix whatever caused the problem and restore your home to how it looked before everything happened. At Titan, our contractor license allows us to do every kind of work except to build a new home from scratch.

We start at the bottom, which is the foundation for a home. If water has gotten under the foundation, we have the expertise to determine just how much soil needs replacing. Our technicians install temporary jacks to take the place of the washed out soil as our inspectors determine if the foundation has shifted or if it just needs to be shored up with new dirt and gravel.

If the foundation has shifted, we can relevel it to a flat surface again. We do this by adding in soil and compacting under jacks. As we increase the amount of dirt and gravel, we raise the jacks and repeat the process until it is as level as the day the concrete hardened. For more severe shifting, we use torque anchors and push piers to hold the foundation level and compact soil and gravel around them.

Subsidence in house brickwork.Now, we take care of the walls. When the foundation shifts, there is cracking and separating. Some of the framing and structural supports are affected. If it was severe enough, we could see it through the cracks in the drywall, plaster, and ceiling tiles. Another indication of damage is when doors and windows that functioned before the flood now stick or do not open without a solid, shoulder push.

Putting the foundation back in place can take care of some of the problems, but not all. Titan visually inspects the framing and structural supports in the affected areas. If there is splintering in the wood, then the integrity is compromised, and we replace it. Even minor damage in large support beams eventually worsens, and then the safety of the home is at risk.

Repairing the walls and foundation is just the start. If not done correctly, then any other repairs to the home are done on a compromised platform that only needs time cause more problems and repair costs. To prevent this, contact Titan Restoration today at 561-345-3751.

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Fire Damaged Home

Fire Damage Repairs to West Palm Beach Homes

When the fire damage to your West Palm Beach home is severe, it is necessary to accomplish repairs quickly. Once structural components are compromised, the situation does not stay static. Wood continues to degrade and rot; when it collapses, the secondary damage can be just as costly as the original.

Titan Restoration specializes in fire damage reconstruction in West Palm Beach. We are fully licensed with Florida to rebuild a home from the ground up. Almost any business advertising itself under construction can tear out and replace sheetrock or ceiling tiles. Very few of them can repair a foundation, replace the load-bearing walls and put a new roof on top of everything.

When a fire burns hot enough; even concrete splits and breaks. Our work crews start by grinding down the house and garage floors until we reach a point where there are none of these indications. Next, we smooth and clean out the interior of the cracks, so the new concrete fills them. Once we smooth out the new surface, most homeowners are not able to see where the new concrete blends into the old floor.

To replace walls, first, we installed temporary supports. Our equipment inventory includes a wide range of wall jacks, inflatable lifts, and other support devices. With these devices in place, our technicians build new structures using wood, steel, and aluminum to replace the burned out beams and framing. When the replacement is at this level, we can increase and reduce the size of certain rooms as long as the floor plan, and the insurance company supports the changes.

New RoofInstalling a new roof is often the simplest effort. Most roof supports are pre-made according to state regulations, so we do not have to build them on-site. Our crews and drivers lift and set them in place with our heavy equipment. Installing them requires several days and then laying a new roof over the structure takes up to another week depending on how many square feet we have to cover.

There is more to restoration after fire damage, but these are three of the major tasks we undertake to put our neighbors back into their homes. To schedule an appointment or if you have questions about our work, contact Titan Restoration at 561-345-3751 today.

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Updated Bathroom

Remodeling West Palm Beach Homes to Suit Changing Needs

Remodeling is not always about updating a kitchen or building a new entertainment center around a 60-inch flat screen TV. Our company has been remodeling homes over the last decade to reflect not just changing economic times, but attitudes about family as well.

After the crash in 2008, many families found themselves living together again. Young, married couples figured out that a house which needed two incomes to pay the mortgage and utilities was impossible to keep after one of them was fired. Recent college graduates found themselves with no job and no place to live. Perhaps worse, retired parents suddenly discovered they were upside down in a house that was going to wipe out their savings in just a year or two.

For everyone, the first few months were difficult, and many moved out as quickly as they could afford to leave. A number of them, however, discovered that multi-generational living worked for them. Instead of leaving, these expanding West Palm Beach families came to Titan Restoration to remodel according to their new outlook.

Interior wise, our most common request was to add a bathroom. While these homes had more than one toilet, the lack of a second bath or shower was a problem now that grandparents (many going back to work) had to compete with their thirtysomething children and grandchildren for time to prepare for job interviews, work, and school.

Added BedroomThe next most common request was to re-divide the home interior. While four people in one bedroom are OK for a holiday visit, it is impossible for an entire school year. Our carpenters found ways to make load-bearing walls work for us and then turn a two-bedroom room with a large entertainment area into a four-bedroom home that met the new needs for three generations.

For homeowners with enough property, we added new bedrooms and pushed entire kitchens to new locations. Meal preparation is now the real center of the home for families whose members find themselves otherwise scattered across multiple work shifts and unable to engage except for lunch or dinner.

If you need to remodel your West Palm Beach home to accommodate the family or any other reason; call us at 561-345-3751. TITAN RESTORATION is here to help your home reflect your changing life.

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