In the wake of hurricanes like Irma and Harvey, it’s extremely important for homeowners in hurricane-prone areas to do everything they can to protect their properties from these damaging storms. Keep in mind, however, it’s just as important to know what to do after it’s too late and your home is already damaged.
Hopefully these tips will help you get a better idea of how to handle a hurricane-damaged home and allow you and your family to get back to living a happy, safe, and relatively stress-free life. Here are a few things you must do after your home was hit by a hurricane.
Contact roofing contractors
Experienced roofing contractors should be contact immediately after a hurricane damages your home in order to secure your roof once again. Whether damage is severe or minor, you need to ensure that every single issue with your home’s roof is fixed to avoid further danger.
Photograph every inch of your home
You should document all the damage in your home with photos to make sure that your insurance claims are processed without issue. Additionally, keep a running list of all the items damaged inside your home so you can get assistance with those as well.
Find somewhere safe to stay for the time being
If your home is too damaged to live in, you’ll need to find a safe place to stay while your home is being repaired. Hopefully your damage isn’t so severe that you’ll need to stay elsewhere for more than a day or two, but have a backup plan just in case. Talk to a close friend or relative who won’t mind you and your family staying there while your home is being repaired.
Home improvement following hurricane damage must be done quickly and properly. If you delay any home renovation projects immediately following a hurricane, your home will be in further jeopardy and might not ever be completely fixed. You have to focus on home improvement as soon as possible once a hurricane strikes. In 2014, more than 50% of homeowners renovated their properties but that number should be much higher in areas that were hit by damaging storms.
If your home has been impacted by a hurricane or major storm and you’re in need of professional home improvement contractors, contact Ceccola Construction today.