Metal Roof Repair

Down at Aaron’s Furniture, a truck hit the roof over a loading bay and damaged not only the roof, but also the steel purlins, leaving it looking like this:

A closer look at the damage:

So they called Hostetler Handyman, and with the help of a 19′ SkyJack® electric scissor-lift from Hugg & Hall Equipment, we replaced the steel roof purlins:

…as well as installing new 26-gauge R-panel galvalume metal from Metal Max where the roof metal had been damaged:

Accidents will happen, but you don’t have to live with the damage. If there is something in need of repair on your building, give us a call at (870) 845-1121 for a free estimate on what it would take to fix that for you!

The Cross Stands Again

For 60 years, the steeple of Methodist Church in Mineral Springs, AR stood tall, with a cross on the top of that, soaring over the town. But this is Arkansas, and the storms will come. One particularly rude storm blew the cross off the top of the steeple, and so we were called in to help.

This is what we found:

It took a 60′ Haulotte manlift from Hugg & Hall Equipment to take up this cross and return it to where it belongs:

Putting the 4′ fiberglass cross back in its place:

And it’s done, standing tall and beautiful once more:

Here’s hoping this cross stands strong for the next 60 years!

Exterior Pressure-Washing

If you have lived in the south for more than ten minutes, you may have noticed that the buildings here tend to turn green – not with envy, but with moss. If you have a stone house, you might be able to get away with the whole moss-covered cottage thing, but most of us don’t and our houses just end up looking dirty and unattractive. 

This is why Hampton Inn & Suites in Hope, AR called Hostetler Handyman Service. Because it’s bad enough to see your own home looking uninviting, but if you have a hotel and you are literally in the business of being welcoming, green-ish brown, dirty-looking exterior walls are a real problem. Luckily, we live in the 21st century and there is a solution: pressure-washing.

But these green marks aren’t just ugly; mold and mildew are damaging both to the building and to the people inside it. If you choose to ignore the green growing on the outside of your house, it will continue to spread and may even start to grow inside of the walls. Ask anyone who has had mold inside their home: it’s not worth it.

Fair warning: when done incorrectly, pressure-washing can be hard on your house and make your situation worse instead of better. If an inexperienced person is running the machine, you may end up with water inside your walls, damaged exterior siding, mortar blasted away on brick houses, window seals leaking, or ruined paint jobs on the exterior walls. Unless you’ve had experience or you just don’t care about your home, pressure-washing is not DIY job. Save your home: be like Hampton Inn and get a professional to help you out.

In order to clean every inch of the three-story exterior walls, we rented a 56′ boom lift from Hugg & Hall Equipment Co.

So how’s your home looking? If it’s getting a bit green around the edges, you might want to think about the future and make a decision today to save yourself some pain down the road.

Wouldn’t you like to have a house where you can touch the exterior walls without feeling contaminated? Where you can invite guests over without feeling embarrassed about how dirty the outside of your house looks?

Hostetler Handyman Service is qualified to pressure-wash hotels, but we also care enough about your home to do residential pressure-washing. Call us today at (870) 845-1121 to get a free estimate on making your house clean and beautiful again.

Exterior Painting

There was a time when the exterior block walls of the Husqvarna Outdoor Products plant in Nashville, AR, looked like this:20160608_090515

It was considered that the walls did not look the best that they could do, so men were called in to change that. The first step was to pressure-wash the walls in order to strip off the old, peeling paint:20160609_15195220160609_153007

Then a 65′ man-lift was needed to apply a heavy-duty primer to the walls:

 

We also painted the covered truck-parking shed, including purlins, legs, I-beams, and yellow concrete piers:

Painting the walls and fascia:

In the end, there was no denying that the walls on both buildings did look better. And so did the yellow metal ladder.2016-07-12-19-36-032016-07-12-19-36-09