No matter how sturdy your home is, it’s bound to suffer some form of damage after a storm. In cases where the damage is extensive, your home might need some restoration work. Read on as our roof repair experts at UHQ Construction give you an overview of the restoration process.
What to Expect
- The restoration company will first assess the damage to your home by conducting a comprehensive inspection of your interior and exterior. They’ll then discuss the proposed renovation plans with you and your insurance adjuster who’s in charge of calculating your insurance payout.
- Once their proposals have been approved, the contractors will start repair work. If your home was flooded, they’ll first pump out the water out of the affected areas.
- Throughout the repair process, contractors will often use dehumidifiers to prevent the formation of mold on drenched walls. Homeowners should schedule an initial assessment as soon as the weather clears up. It takes as little as 24 to 36 hours for mold to start appearing on drywall and furniture.
- Floodwater often contains raw sewage and other foul-smelling substances, so contractors will need to disinfect flooded surfaces as well.
What to Do After a Storm
Remember: The sooner an exterior services company can complete the initial storm damage assessment and commence restoration work, the better. You can minimize potential delays by documenting storm damage once it’s safe to go outside. Don’t forget that most insurance policies only cover the initial storm damage, not damage that might have been caused by negligence on your part. If you fail to document the damage after a storm, it might be impossible for your insurer to determine the extent of the storm damage you’re dealing with.
It’s also a good idea to have your local contractor’s number on hand. That way, you can call them immediately in case your home needs emergency repairs.
UHQ Construction, a locally-owned and -operated contractor accredited by the Better Business Bureau®, offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including siding installation and storm damage restoration services. To get a free estimate, call us at (317) 884-3140 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Carmel, IN, as well as the surrounding communities.
Cory Getz is the Operations Manger for UHQ Construction, which has delivered effective roofing, siding, window and gutter solutions throughout central Indiana since 2004.