It’s Tornado Awareness Month! Tornadoes can destroy buildings, flip cars, and create deadly flying debris. On average, 1,200 tornadoes with winds as high as 300 mph occur each year. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), the 2020 season saw 1,075 tornado reports. As tornadoes can happen at any time of the year, [...]
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It’s Flood Safety Awareness Month! It’s important to be aware of what to do before, during and after a flood! Over 90% of all natural disasters involve flooding in the United States. Preparedness is key. According to the NOAA, flooding is one of the most damaging types of natural disasters. NOAA’s recent analysis of major [...]
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Leading Nationwide Construction Company Sponsors First Virtual Windstorm Insurance Conference ORLANDO, Fla. — Venture Construction Group (VCG), was a Platinum Sponsor at the first virtual Windstorm Insurance (WIND) Conference, held on Feb. 1 - 4. The annual event provides professional development, training, certifications, and networking opportunities to bring together defense and policyholder representatives to better [...]
A Business Continuity Plan is important to have, as it’s the blueprint that will enable operations before, during and after a major storm event or natural disaster. FEMA statistics show that 75% of businesses that don’t have a Continuity Plan will fail after a storm or natural disaster , 40% of small businesses won’t reopen, [...]
Venture Construction Group CEO, Stephen Shanton, discusses construction trends in the age of COVID-19 in CoatingsPro Magazine. The article, “New Roof Coating Trends and Technologies in the COVID-19 Age”, shares insights on how the coronavirus pandemic made a major impact on the roofing industry in 2020. Nationwide, contractors faced major obstacles due to quarantining measures, [...]
With storm season and weather events on the rise, it’s a great time to hone those emergency readiness tools. September is National Preparedness Month! As the saying goes, life is what happens to us while we’re busy making other plans. As we continue to respond to COVID-19, it’s even more imperative to have a plan. [...]
It’s important to learn how to detect and prevent mold, and be aware of the signs. Mold is a natural part of our environment. Mold can thrive anywhere, indoors and outdoors. It’s not typically a problem until it starts growing inside where it can cause major damage to your property and your health. Unfortunately, mold [...]
An expert Roofing Consultant helps you manage, assess and conduct routine maintenance on your roofing systems. The systems that make up the building envelope include: the roofing systems, exterior wall systems, air barriers, foundations, floors, windows and doors. Your roof and building envelope are your first line of defense against the elements. The quality, material, [...]
It’s important to be prepared for storms and natural disasters. Does your business have a plan for recovery? Are you prepared to withstand the effects of an emergency situation? On July 8, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that the U.S. has experienced 10 weather disasters that exceed $1 billion in damages. This [...]
With storm season fully underway and the Atlantic hurricane season running from June 1 through Nov. 30, it’s crucial that your buildings and components are structurally sound to withstand heavy winds, rains and severe storms. Having routine, comprehensive inspections performed is part of necessary risk mitigation to help you avoid costly expenses, damage, further deterioration [...]