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Gray Brothers Wildlife LLC Releases Bat Guide Providing Connecticut Homeowners with Knowledge to Identify Possible Bat Infestations

NORWALK, Conn. -- Gray Brothers Wildlife LLC announced today they released a guide on their website that will help homeowners identify any signs of bat problems or infestations within a home. The guide is called: "How Do I Know If I Have Bats in My Home? 9 Signs You Might Have a Bat Problem."

"Bats are very quiet compared to most pests that can enter your home and because they are more likely to be active in the evening hours, you will have to go through our list to confirm any suspicions if you are sharing your home with bats," says Eric Gray, Owner, Gray Brothers Wildlife LLC.

Gray adds, "There are nine bat species native to Connecticut, including brown bats, the eastern red, silver-haired, and hoary bats. Bats in Connecticut tend to nest in trees but will often end up in sheds, gutters and attics."

Your Hearing Sounds from Your Attic and Walls

Mice and raccoons typically make a lot of noise inside walls and attics, but you can also hear when a bat is flying around inside. Bats that are stuck in an attic or wall can fly around at all hours of the day and night, even though they are nocturnal. Bats stuck in small spaces can make the noises sound louder. If bats happen to live in your attic, you may hear scratching along the walls as they move throughout the space.

It's important to listen for any noises from your attic, this could indicate a bat infestation or another wildlife problem.

Entry Points

Bats use the same one or two entry points to access your attic and this will most likely be found along near your roof. Wall vents, gable vents or loose eaves or siding can be entry points as well. Most of the time you will be able to see it from the exterior of your home. Bats tend to leave a greasy film close to the access point, especially on a lighter color siding.

Droppings

Bats that reside in an attic will often relieve themselves as they squeeze through the opening, this will look dark, spotted, oily or streaky. Look along your eaves and siding to any potential opening when walking around your home.

Visual confirmation

Bats are active in the evening and at night, the best time to confirm the presence of bats in your home is to see them leaving. If you notice an entry point or droppings, wait outside in the evening, and keep an eye out in that area. If you have a bat issue you will most likely see them entering and exiting at this time.

Feeding Roosts

Bats can have several roosts, which they typically use for sleeping and eating. These roosts can often be close together, especially in an attic. Feeding roosts are the easiest to spot as there will be droppings under these roosts as the bats will digest their meals.

Mating

Bat mating season starts in the summer and continues into the fall. This is the most active time of year for bats as they will become more active and fly together or in groups. During mating season, it is also possible to see bats out during the daytime.

Scratch Marks

Bats will leave scratch marks on the surfaces they perch to, which will become noticeable, especially on wood surfaces or drywall. This could also indicate another problem with mice or wildlife, it is important to have a professional check out if you find scratch marks.

Brown Stains on Your Ceiling

If you have many bats in your attic or they have resided for a long time, it is possible that bat urine and excrement can leak into the sheetrock, and you will start seeing brown stains on your ceiling that are similar to a water leak.

Strong Smell in Your Attic

If you are in your attic and notice a very strong ammonia smell, this could be caused by a buildup of bat urine and lack of ventilation. Even if the ammonia smell is subtle, it could indicate that a bat or other animal is urinating in your attic.

If You Have Found Bats in The Attic

Now that you have figured out what signs to look for, you know if you might have bats living in your home. If you do, you are probably wondering how you can get rid of them safely. Gray Brothers can inspect the area and determine if they can remove the animal. Some bat species are protected by the law in Connecticut, they cannot be killed if they are found in your home. Gray Brothers Wildlife are the bat professionals in Connecticut and will quickly and humanely remove any bats found in your home.

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‘Flip My Florida Yard’ TV Series is Casting 10 Lucky Homeowners for an Eco-Friendly Yard Makeover

LAKE MARY, Fla. -- The television series, "Flip My Florida Yard" - with a 10-episode season of half-hour programs - aims to teach homeowners how to "flip" their yard from ordinary to extraordinary by employing natural, Florida-specific, water-conserving landscaping principles. Created by Crawford Entertainment in partnership with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the University of Florida IFAS Extension Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program, "Flip My Florida Yard" features design professionals transforming yards into attractive and sustainable home landscapes in just eight hours.

"Most Floridians don't know how to protect our natural resources. This series is set to show you how you can make a difference starting in your own yard," said Chad Crawford, Emmy Award-winning creator and host of "Flip My Florida Yard." "The mission of this series is to show Florida homeowners how they can make minor changes in their landscaping routine that can add up and really help our state."

Homeowners can apply HERE by completing an application and creating a short video featuring their yard, family and story. The producers of "Flip My Florida Yard" will be selecting 10 lucky families from all over the state to participate in the show. Time is of the essence because the deadline to submit is Sunday, July 10, 2022 at midnight. (Apply here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/STLDDG7)

"When casting the families, we looked at geographic location, family dynamic, ethnic diversity and human-interest story angles - but most importantly we sought people who were interested in our show's mission who would be inspired to become passionate advocates for environmentally responsible landscaping," said Crawford.

Episodes are fast-paced, fun and informative, as experts explain the Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles that call for locating the right plant in the right place, attracting native wildlife, managing pests responsibly, watering efficiently, fertilizing appropriately and reducing stormwater runoff to protect Florida's lakes, rivers, streams, springs and the second-longest coastline in the United States.

Based at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, and led by Esen Momol, director, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program is a 29-year partnership between UF/IFAS and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, which sponsors the TV series.

"We encourage Floridians of all ages to watch 'Flip My Florida Yard' and implement FFL principles in their landscapes," said Momol. "UF/IFAS Extension is located in all 67 counties around the state and is ready to help Floridians have more sustainable landscapes."

"Flip My Florida Yard" season 2 is set to premiere on July 24, 2022 on PBS in select Florida markets.

The show will be available for streaming via Roku on the Discover Florida Channel - https://www.discoverfloridachannel.com/.

For the broadcast schedule, visit https://www.flipmyfloridayard.com/. Consult local TV listings for exact times and dates.

About Crawford Entertainment:

Crawford Entertainment produces nationally syndicated television programs and Emmy Award-winning original television series including "How to Do Florida" and "The Outsiders Club." For more information, visit https://www.crawfordentertainment.tv/

About the Florida Department of Environmental Protection:

The FDEP is the state's principal environmental agency, created to protect, conserve and manage Florida's environment and natural resources. The department enforces federal and state environmental laws, protects Florida's air and water quality, cleans up pollution, regulates solid waste management, promotes pollution prevention and acquires environmentally sensitive lands for preservation. The agency also maintains a statewide system of parks, trails and aquatic preserves. Visit the department's website at https://floridadep.gov/

About the UF/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program:

Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) is the state of Florida's premier Extension program that promotes sustainable alternatives to "conventional" landscaping, providing guidance on low impact, environmentally friendly, science-based landscape practices that use less water and reduce pollutant loading to Florida waters. Since 1994, FFL has served Florida as a partnership between the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://ffl.ifas.ufl.edu/about-ffl/

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Taking it Down to Earth: Debunking Myths about Lightning Protection

CUMBERLAND, Maine -- Old and new myths about lightning protection continue to circulate through the internet and unsafe lightning protection products still manage to find their way into construction job specifications in many parts of the U.S. To help safeguard properties from a leading weather threat, the National Lightning Safety Council (NLSC) is stressing the importance of separating fact from fallacy about lightning protection systems (LPS).

"Despite the wealth of accurate information on lightning, lightning safety and lightning protection, there are still many myths and misunderstandings that persist," said John Jensenius, a lightning safety specialist with the NLSC.

Just in time for Lightning Safety Awareness Week, the NLSC debunks five common myths about lightning protection:

1 - Lightning rods attract lightning

Unfortunately, this is a common misconception about lightning protection. Lightning protection systems and strike termination devices (industry name for lightning rods which are part of the system) work in conjunction with a grounding network to intercept a lightning strike and provide a safe and effective path that dissipates lightning's harmful electricity into the earth.

2 - Tall trees protect a structure against lightning

False. Lightning can side-flash from a tree and hit a nearby structure. Additionally, when lightning strikes and travels underground along tree roots, it can enter a structure by jumping onto nearby telephone, cable and electrical lines, introducing harmful surges. Lightning can also injure a tree from a direct strike, causing limbs to split and fall onto a nearby structure.

3 - Homes and building are already grounded and don't need lightning protection

The electrical ground installed by an electrician is there to protect the internal workings of the electrical system in a building to accommodate everyday electricity usage-it's not designed to handle the mega electricity (100 million + volts of power or 200 kA of electrical energy!) that a lightning strike can pack.

4 - A lightning rod is easy to install

Lightning protection is a complex system (not just a "rod") of UL-listed materials and methods which comply with nationally-recognized safety standards of the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL). LPS is not a do-it-yourself project. Only trained experts like LPI-certified lightning protection contractors should install lightning protection systems, since design and installation is rarely within the scope of expertise held by homeowners, general contractors or roofers.

5 - Surge protection and "whole house" arresters protect structures from lightning

False. Surge protection is only one element of a complete lightning protection system. A grounding network for lightning (lightning protection system) must be implemented to provide structural protection. A LPS that meets national safety standards includes strike termination devices, down conductors, bonding, grounding and UL-rated surge protection devices.

"Lightning just wants to get to ground and a safety standard compliant lightning protection system helps it get there without harmful impact to the structure, contents or building systems," said Kimberly Loehr, a lightning protection specialist and member of the NLSC. "The concept is simple, but the safety standards are complex and detail principles including zone of protection, common bonding of grounded systems, potential equalization of ground impedance, lightning risk assessment and much more," explained Loehr.

People looking to learn more about lightning safety, risk reduction and the annual Lightning Safety Awareness Week campaign, June 19-25, 2022, can visit http://www.lightningsafetycouncil.org/.

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Taking it Down to Earth: Debunking Myths about Lightning Protection

CUMBERLAND, Maine -- Old and new myths about lightning protection continue to circulate through the internet and unsafe lightning protection products still manage to find their way into construction job specifications in many parts of the U.S. To help safeguard properties from a leading weather threat, the National Lightning Safety Council (NLSC) is stressing the importance of separating fact from fallacy about lightning protection systems (LPS).

"Despite the wealth of accurate information on lightning, lightning safety and lightning protection, there are still many myths and misunderstandings that persist," said John Jensenius, a lightning safety specialist with the NLSC.

Just in time for Lightning Safety Awareness Week, the NLSC debunks five common myths about lightning protection:

1 - Lightning rods attract lightning

Unfortunately, this is a common misconception about lightning protection. Lightning protection systems and strike termination devices (industry name for lightning rods which are part of the system) work in conjunction with a grounding network to intercept a lightning strike and provide a safe and effective path that dissipates lightning's harmful electricity into the earth.

2 - Tall trees protect a structure against lightning

False. Lightning can side-flash from a tree and hit a nearby structure. Additionally, when lightning strikes and travels underground along tree roots, it can enter a structure by jumping onto nearby telephone, cable and electrical lines, introducing harmful surges. Lightning can also injure a tree from a direct strike, causing limbs to split and fall onto a nearby structure.

3 - Homes and building are already grounded and don't need lightning protection

The electrical ground installed by an electrician is there to protect the internal workings of the electrical system in a building to accommodate everyday electricity usage-it's not designed to handle the mega electricity (100 million + volts of power or 200 kA of electrical energy!) that a lightning strike can pack.

4 - A lightning rod is easy to install

Lightning protection is a complex system (not just a "rod") of UL-listed materials and methods which comply with nationally-recognized safety standards of the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL). LPS is not a do-it-yourself project. Only trained experts like LPI-certified lightning protection contractors should install lightning protection systems, since design and installation is rarely within the scope of expertise held by homeowners, general contractors or roofers.

5 - Surge protection and "whole house" arresters protect structures from lightning

False. Surge protection is only one element of a complete lightning protection system. A grounding network for lightning (lightning protection system) must be implemented to provide structural protection. A LPS that meets national safety standards includes strike termination devices, down conductors, bonding, grounding and UL-rated surge protection devices.

"Lightning just wants to get to ground and a safety standard compliant lightning protection system helps it get there without harmful impact to the structure, contents or building systems," said Kimberly Loehr, a lightning protection specialist and member of the NLSC. "The concept is simple, but the safety standards are complex and detail principles including zone of protection, common bonding of grounded systems, potential equalization of ground impedance, lightning risk assessment and much more," explained Loehr.

People looking to learn more about lightning safety, risk reduction and the annual Lightning Safety Awareness Week campaign, June 19-25, 2022, can visit http://www.lightningsafetycouncil.org/.

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http://www.lightningsafetycouncil.org/LSC-LSAW.html

https://lightning.org/about/find-a-contractor/

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Washington Siding Company Believes Homeowners Deserve Better Than ‘Free Estimates’

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Homeowners have been inundated in recent years with offers from contracting companies for "free estimates" for siding, roofing, window replacement, and any other home maintenance project they may need. But Builders Service Company in Washington is taking a different approach to helping folks improve their homes.

Often, companies that advertise free estimates don't offer the level of service and customization of price, materials, and timeline that homeowners need to get the most out of their home improvements. These free quotes usually entail a quick, impersonal and dubious price estimate that is likely to increase by up to 50% between when the quote is given and the service is booked, a bait-and-switch that many homeowners can no doubt relate to and find very frustrating.

But Builders Service Company does it differently. The Builders philosophy is that a home is the most important investment someone can make, and is worth much more than a free quote can properly assess. And while there is no cost to book a consultation with their home exterior experts, it's so much more than a free estimate. When Builders Service Company meets with a customer, they do so with the goal of providing the homeowner with everything they need to make the right decision for their home, from materials, to services, to timeline, to pricing information that will hold up to the changing markets.

"We take the time to truly understand the homeowner's needs, and what the best choice will be for them in terms of products, services, and project timeline," says Builders owner Mason Ruppel. "Your home deserves world-class materials that will stand the test of time and the highest quality service. When I meet with you, I'll make sure you get that, even if it takes four or five hours."

Builders Service Company offers personalized in-home consultations and custom design appointments for siding, roofing, windows, and other home contracting services.

About Builders Service Company:

Serving the Greater Pacific Northwest, Builders Service Company has been in business as a residential home improvement contractor since 1974, providing installation services and excellent products that will last a lifetime. Builders Service Company strives to provide the best workmanship and accuracy, professionalism, customer care, and affordability to all its customers, regardless of the project, to help clients invest meaningfully in their homes. They are the two-time recipients of the Golden Hammer Contractor Award from Alcoa Building Products, and are the designated Dealer of Distinction for Preservation Windows and Siding.

Learn more: https://www.buildersservicecompany.com/

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Kelly Roofing Celebrates 50 Years of Helping Florida Roof Owners

NAPLES, Fla. -- Kelly Roofing, an award-winning roofing company, celebrates their 50th anniversary on June 13, 2022. The company was founded by Joe Kelly, Sr., in 1972 and is now run by his son, Ken Kelly. For decades, Kelly Roofing has helped Florida homeowners extend the lifespan of their roofs, and they plan to expand geographically in the coming years.

"When my father started the business, he was a journeyman roofer and painter," Ken explains. "Collier County started requiring licensure, and he had to choose between painting and roofing. He chose roofing." Ken didn't know it at the time, but this decision would shape his future. When his father was injured in 1993, Ken took over the business at the age of 17 (learn more at https://www.kellyroofing.com/blog/historic-50-years-and-future).

As President of Kelly Roofing, Ken has always recognized the value of proper roof installation and maintenance. The company's slogan is "Never Have to Worry About Your Roof Again." Due to poor installation practices and harsh weather, many Florida roofs are failing prematurely. Kelly's services have allowed many customers to double the life of their roofs. Many never have to replace their roofs again in their lifetimes.

What Kelly Roofing does, works. Ken Kelly believes the company has a winning model with great people, systems and products. He does, however, plan to expand the business into new markets in the coming years. Kelly is excited to help even more residents worry less about their roofs.

This year also brought another exciting change for Kelly Roofing. Ken's son recently joined the business. "I'm proud that we are now a three-generation roofing business," says Ken. "As a family, roofing has been our passion for the last 50 years, and we plan to keep it that way for at least 50 more." Plans for an anniversary celebration are underway. Those who wish to learn more can contact Kelly Roofing at 239-228-3276.

About Kelly:

Kelly Roofing is America's Roofing Contractor of the Year, serving the Florida market since 1972. They are family-owned and have helped over 60,000 roof owners save money and live a worry-free life. Kelly Roofing understands how to eliminate the stress of unexpected roof costs. All Kelly Roofing employees live by the core values of Care, Communicate and Consistency, allowing them to provide outstanding workmanship using the most advanced methods.

To learn more about Kelly Roofing, go to https://www.kellyroofing.com/.

License # CCC1325948 | License # CGC1527996

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Commercial and Industrial Lighting Industry Leader, Convergence, Introduces Tech Consulting Division to Educate Luxury Homeowners

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Convergence Partners, Inc., a leader in the commercial and industrial lighting industry, introduces technology consulting division to bridge the knowledge gap for luxury homeowners. "Luxury homeowners are looking for a resource to learn about the technology solutions currently available for connected homes, said Matt Selecman, General Manager of Bespoke. "People know the types of features they want in their luxury homes, but typically don't know what's available or what's best for their lifestyle," Selecman continued."

"Bespoke is a unique partner and has a combination of both design experience and the engineering support we need to execute a very complicated project," said Doug Dushan, Business Development Manager for Denizen.

The Bespoke team consists of highly-experienced individuals with decades of experience in the luxury residential market including electrical, interior design, lighting, controls, automation, dedicated home theaters, ​and automated window treatments.

"We're very happy to partner with Bespoke because they're committed to bringing our residential innovations to the design community, to our dealers, and installers," said Michael Smith, Vice President of Lutron Electronics. "The Bespoke team is capable of winning the great opportunities we now have for Connected Home Solutions," Smith continued.

"Up-to-date information about incorporating technology into homes for the luxury-connected experiences essential for unique lifestyles is a great deal to ask of interior designers, architects, and home builders," said Erin Mankameyer, Owner of Groover Interior Design in Leawood, Kansas.

"Working with Bespoke is the best way to guarantee the experience will be flawless and that our clients are going to have a great outcome in their luxury homes," said Alex Capecelatro, CEO of Massachusetts-based, Josh A.I.

Learn more about Bespoke: https://bespoke.fyi/

About Convergence Partners, Inc.:

Incorporated in 2014, Convergence represents quality manufacturers and provides service solutions within four focused divisions. Convergence has a family-first culture built on ethical business practices that foster long-term relationships. Based in North Kansas City, Missouri, Convergence covers Western Missouri and all of Kansas via its regional offices in Springfield, Missouri, and Wichita, Kansas. In 2021, Convergence expanded its lighting business by adding a regional office in St. Louis, Missouri. The luxury residential division of Convergence originally formed in 2019 was introduced as Bespoke in 2022, and services Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. More information: https://convergerep.com/.

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Reliant Roofing Now Partnering with Tesla Solar Roof

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Reliant Roofing is honored to announce its certification as one of America's authorized installers of Tesla Solar Roof. Working closely with Tesla, Reliant now offers their clients throughout Northeast Florida a modern and beautiful roof that also provides efficient, independent and clean energy solar power!

"Tesla's mission to 'Accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy' is something we're really excited to be a part of and assist in achieving," said Cameron Shouppe, President of Reliant Roofing. "Florida is the Sunshine State! The amount of solar power available to be used is so abundant. In our state alone, we could potentially provide clean energy to the entire world if solar power was arranged and distributed properly."

Residents across Northeast Florida can now have clean energy and a beautiful roof with Tesla Solar Roof installed by Reliant Roofing's expert technicians. Reliant clients will enjoy the benefits of swift, detailed design work, quality installation and energy savings from Tesla Solar Roof. Tesla Solar Roof is three times stronger than traditional tile and is protected by an excellent 25-year warranty.

Reliant can survey a client's house, create a custom designed Tesla Solar Roof system, offer numerous options via the Tesla Decider, at https://www.reliantroofing.com/Solar-Decider/, and then install their brand new Tesla Solar Roof. The Tesla Decider tool helps customers in selecting components, get a cost estimate and schedule a customized consultation with a Reliant expert.

The Tesla Powerwall greatly adds to the value and saving power of Tesla Solar Roof. Powerwall is a home backup battery that stores converted energy from the Tesla Solar Roof. Living in Florida comes with risks of heavy storms. If a power outage occurs due to a hurricane or severe storm or it's night time, the Tesla Solar Roof power is stored in the Tesla Powerwall. The majority of backup generators take up to 10 minutes to produce electricity, but the Tesla Powerwall begins almost instantly. Reliant clients can have their own energy independence and never worry about an outage again!

"Tesla Solar Roof and Powerwall are great investments! Our clients now have the opportunity to be a part of our planet's transition to sustainable, clean energy," said Shouppe, "while increasing their home value."

This exciting partnership between Tesla and Reliant Roofing now allows residents in Northeast Florida to benefit from this innovative and efficient technology.

About Reliant:

Reliant is located in Jacksonville, Florida, and has been family owned and operated since 2015. Reliant is a member in good standing with the Better Business Bureau and a member of the National Roofing Contractors Association. Reliant provides services in several counties in and around Northeast Florida, including; Duval, Baker, Clay, Nassau, St Johns, Flagler and Volusia.

To learn more about Reliant Roofing, go to https://www.reliantroofing.com/

Roofing License #: CCC1325948

Building License #: CGC1527996

Solar License #: CVC57079

Electrical License #: EC13010006

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ViewTech’s Video Borescopes Utilized for Inspecting Balconies and Elevated Structures

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- In response to the 2015 deck collapse in Berkeley which caused six fatalities, California legislation signed into law SB 721 and SB 326 requiring periodic inspections of exterior elevated elements (EEE) that structurally rely on wood or wood-based materials, says ViewTech Borescopes.

California Senate Bill 721 relates to apartment complexes with more than three units, while senate bill 326 pertains to condominiums or multi-family housing controlled by residential homeowners' associations (HOAs).

Any entry, decks, porches, stairways, walkways, and other entry structure that are elevated more than six feet above ground level must be checked for cracks, rotting, insect damage, rusted fasteners or connectors, and mold or mildew exposure.

There are many methods, techniques, and types of equipment that can be utilized during these necessary evaluations of EEE, including visual inspection, infrared thermography, destructive testing, and video borescopes. With initial safety investigations needing to be completed by January 1, 2025, ViewTech Borescopes has a multitude of clients that own VJ-3 Far Focus video borescopes specifically for these inspections.

When completing inspections, licensed structural engineers, architects, contractors, or certified building inspectors drill a series of holes through materials and use a ViewTech VJ-3 video borescope to take photos and videos to assist with necessary reports, including photographs of any damage found. ViewTech Borescopes no-cost, no-demo program is available to trial by professionals completing SB 721 or SB 326 inspections.

About ViewTech Borescopes

ViewTech Borescopes, founded as RF System Lab in 2008, is North America's #1 seller of video borescopes. Their first product, the VJ borescope, set a new standard for portability, ergonomics and ease-of-use, with its industry-first mechanical, joystick-controlled articulation.

For more information on VJ-3 Video Borescope: https://www.viewtech.com/

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Ventura County’s PSS Offers Quality Garage & Commercial Overhead Door Services

VENTURA, Calif. -- PSS Garage Doors & Gates (PSS), formerly known as Perimeter Security Systems, provides top-tier garage and overhead door services in addition to the automatic gate work the company has masterfully done for more than 35 years.

With a strong background in the door industry, General Manager Tim Whitehouse and Sales Manager Glenn Zweifel have assembled a fantastic team of door technicians with over 4 decades of collective experience to complement the company's gate team. Endeavoring to be a preeminent overhead door company in Southern California, PSS has clients from Goleta and Santa Barbara all the way to Agoura Hills and Malibu.

PSS is able to provide customers with an incredible, diverse selection of dependable garage and commercial overhead doors from many industry-leading vendors including Wayne Dalton, Amarr, Rytec, Porvene, and Ranch House Doors. For garage doors, PSS offers vinyl, fiberglass, wood, sectional steel, and steel one-piece tilt up options. With the exception of the vinyl doors, which come in standard sizes, all of the garage doors the company supplies are custom made to ensure they match specifications to a tee.

When it comes to commercial and industrial overhead doors, PSS provides visually appealing and dependable models of commercial sheet doors, sectional steel doors, steel roll up doors, fire doors, counter shutters, and more. Besides doors, PSS also furnishes and installs the operator units that control the movement.

Their estimators provide free, no-obligation quotes and are committed to helping each client find the ideal choice for their particular needs. In addition to taking all required measurements and going over brochures highlighting the different options available, these estimators always take the time to thoughtfully and thoroughly address any questions or concerns that prospective clients have on their minds.

This garage and overhead door company also offers cost-effective repair and maintenance services to help keep the doors looking and functioning as they should. PSS' technicians carry frequently-used parts on their service trucks, and are often able to make repairs during the initial appointment. Otherwise, they are able to order the required parts and help keep the space secure until the work can be completed. PSS' preventative maintenance is another means by which they keep their customers' doors in excellent working order.

The professionals at PSS firmly stand behind their work and are committed to handling all of their clients' garage and overhead door needs no matter how simple or complex in nature. The company also strives each day to offer unmatched value in its products and services while providing a pleasant experience from start to finish. They always aim to provide excellent customer service, ensuring that the door systems look great and function at their very best.

Additionally, all completed work is carefully inspected and tested for quality assurance. With estimators and technicians that are respectful, punctual, and take great pride in their workmanship, PSS is the ideal choice for homeowners and businesses across Ventura County and beyond.

PSS Garage Doors & Gates is located at 1441 Callens Rd. in Ventura, and can be reached at (805) 644-5482. For more information about their products and services, please visit http://www.pssgaragedoorsandgates.com/.

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