|Mother Nature’s furies, like hard-hitting Hurricane Irene, can cause untold damage to old houses—from ravaged roof and siding, to destroyed windows and chimneys, to leaking basements. Getting a handle on repairs quickly is key. These companies can help. Scroll down to see how companies and neighbors are helping each other, what you can do to help, and share your hurricane story.|
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Updated News from Woodstone about the Vermont storm damage:
We were surprisingly untouched as the eye of the storm passed directly over us on its way up the Connecticut River to Canada. We can’t say the same for our neighbors, many of whom lost driveways, outbuildings and in some cases, their homes. East of us were high winds and to the west of us, more rain than Vermont has seen in a century. You’ve seen the news.
If you feel like helping, Vermont Foodbank is a great cause to support.
When Mother Nature strikes, fight back with PC-Products® complete line of heavy duty epoxy repair products. Cosmetic to structural repairs made easy. All types of repairs including wet surfaces.(800)220-2103
DRYLOK Latex Waterproofer resists 10 psi (a wall of water 22 ft. high). Comes with a fully transferable 10-Year Warranty. Easy to apply with brush or roller. #1 rated waterproofer.(207)997-3615
|American Building Restoration Products|
One step cleaning with Building Wash 3 by American Building Restoration Products. Cleans dirt, water-damage and oxidation off brick, metal, plastics and painted aluminum siding. No scrubbing!
|Black Jack All-Weather Roof Cement|
The world’s first roof cement is still the most dependable. All-Weather is a permanent leak repair you can apply even on wet surfaces. Available at Lowe’s, Ace, and True Value.
| Franmar SOY-Gel Paint & Urethane Remover |
Remove multiple layers of virtually any type of coating from wood, metal and brick surfaces all without the harsh odors associated with petroleum strippers. Made with soybeans, 100% biodegradable and easy clean-up.
Stop roof leaks instantly! Leak Stopper is the nation’s most trusted brand of roof leak repair patch. Waterproof with our rubberized black asphalt patch or clear acrylic. Available at home centers, hardware and building materials retailers.
The Nu-Wal system restores cracked walls and ceilings by embedding a fiberglass mat with #2500 acrylic saturant. Nu-Wal is approved for lead encapsulation.(800)247-3932
As of Friday, September 2, the companies listed below are in area in Vermont and Connecticut that have sustained water/wind damage and may be still without power. They need your support to get through this time of economic hardship. There may be companies that we are not aware of that are in the same position. Please share that information with us so we can support our community and our readers and their communities during these difficult times.
Clearlake Furniture in Ludlow VT did not take a direct hit but their community is very devastated and they are donating part of any sales proceeds to the community renovation effort through Black River Good Neighbors.
Purchase a tea light and $20 from every sale will go towards the American Red Cross of Vermont and New Hampshire Valley to help recover from Hurricane Irene.