There are many things to take into consideration when renovating your home after a natural disaster. The most important factor to consider is hiring the right, qualified contractor. It is advised that in these instances, a licensed reconstruction contractor should be hired as opposed to a general contractor. Reconstruction contractors will be better equipped to deal with the types of issues that come up when reconstructing a damaged home. Specifically, there are a couple of key areas to examine when rebuilding a home damaged by a natural disaster.
Consulting a basement specialist is important when reconstructing your damaged basement. Replacing the perimeter drainage tiles, sump pumps and French drains will guarantee a moisture free basement which will lead to a better managed basement. Repairing the drainage system around your home can become costly since the process entails breaking up of concrete and outside installation, but it is necessary when repairing your damaged home.
Make sure to invest in a secure, dependable generator for your home. When disaster strikes and electricity is suddenly cut off, a generator will be able to guide you in the darkness. Another option is to invest in portable generators which can cost between $200 and $1,000. Portable generators will need to be manually powered and filled with gas, but have the strength to power the sump pump and any other electrical needs you may require during a natural disaster.
Replacing the Roof
Repairing a home’s roof after a natural disaster is unfortunately a step many homeowners must take. Hiring a qualified roofer is crucial in order to obtain the best, most secure roof for your home. Make sure the roofer you hire obtains high-quality shingles in order to keep any excess water out of the home.
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