Has your family recently suffered devastating damage to your home that’s left you scrambling with how to cope and begin repairs? Each year, hundreds of homes are, unfortunately, damaged by extenuating conditions beyond the homeowner’s control. From blizzards to flooding and fires, disasters can strike when you least expect it, leaving you feeling vulnerable and confused in the aftermath. At Abbey Platinum Master Built, we know just how devastating it can feel to lose the home that you love, as well as how overwhelming it can feel to start the repair process.
As a premier builder that also specializes in disaster and fire restoration, our team works with families all over Central Alberta to help them rebuild when it matters the most. Below, we’ve put together a shortlist of tips to help you feel more prepared when the unexpected hits, and to help you face the unknown with less fear. Read on to learn more!
Disaster Strikes: What Do I Do Now?
While the first priority in the event of any natural disaster is to focus on safely evacuating everyone from the home, the next few steps may not always seem clear. Once everyone is safe and the immediate issue has been resolved appropriately, it’s important that you have a game plan in place to handle the subsequent details. The first step is to call your insurance agent and take plenty of photos and videos of the damage to properly document everything. It’s also important that you know the details of your policy, particularly what is covered in the event of a loss. Some policies will cover the full replacement cost of your home, whereas others will only cover the value of the original home. Being aware of what you have will make things much easier in the long run.
Finding Interim Housing
If you need to relocate after a disaster, it’s important to talk to your insurance provider about your policy’s allotment for temporary housing if necessary. Should your policy lack adequate coverage, there are other agencies that can assist with temporary housing as needed.
Evaluate Your Options For Rebuilding
While you’ll no doubt want to get back to normal as soon as possible following your incident, it’s important to make an informed decision where rebuilding is concerned. Whether you choose to rebuild on the same site, sell the land and build in a new location, or simply buy a new home altogether, you need to make sure that everyone is involved in the decision-making process and that you try to avoid rushing to a conclusion. Take some time to talk to informed builders about your options and never be afraid to ask questions to help you feel more confident in the choice you make!
Choose A Builder
One of the most important aspects of the rebuild process is partnering with a builder you know you can trust. Abbey Platinum Master Built is a multi-award winning home builder that always puts your needs first, and never compromises when it comes to quality. Our team of experts is here to support you through every step of the rebuild process. With plenty of projects under our belts, as well as substantial experience working with insurance companies in the event of a disaster rebuild, you can count on us to help make things as easy and stress-free as possible, giving everyone the chance to heal and recover as you design the perfect place to start fresh.
Remember to Breathe
Losing your home is one of the most heartbreaking experiences you can encounter, and it’s completely normal to feel overwhelmed as a result. One aspect that can help mitigate stress is to focus on each step and commit to taking things one day at a time. Natural disasters can pose challenges that may make your rebuild timeframe difficult, but you will have a safe place to call your own again soon. By staying on top of the insurance process and partnering with a trusted contractor, you can gain the peace of mind of knowing that you are in good hands, and life will get back to normal soon.
Learn more about how Abbey Platinum Master Built can help you with disaster restorations by contacting our team today!