4 Tips to Get Through a Home Disaster
No one hopes for a home disaster, something that could threaten the roof over their heads or the walls of their home. But sometimes life has other plans, and harsh weather or other acts of God can bring about the worst. If you’re faced with a home disaster, you don’t need to panic. Jancewicz & Son can help you get your home back to normal with roofing, siding, replacement windows, and much more. In the meantime, here are some of our tips for getting through a home disaster.
Know What Kind of Disaster to Expect
You can’t predict everything, but you can prepare somewhat by acquainting yourself with the weather in your area and the potential disasters that could come from it. For instance, is your region given to earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, blizzards, or heavy storms? Do you have tall trees nearby that could potentially fall onto your house? You can start protecting your home by looking for roofing, siding, or other home improvement materials that stand up to the elements you’re most likely to face. Keep an eye on the forecast and emergency alerts so you can know when potentially damaging weather is coming.
Inspect the Damage
After disaster strikes, check on your family to make sure everyone’s alright. Next, cautiously look for any gas or water leaks or any issues with damaged electrical wiring. Once any potential immediate threats are assessed, inspect the exterior damage: any damage to your siding, windows, or roof. For the roof, you’ll want to climb a ladder so you can get a better look. Make sure to take pictures of everything for the most effective insurance claim.
Check Your Insurance and File a Claim
Don’t just assume that whatever disaster comes to your home will be covered. Check your insurance coverage to see what they’re willing to cover, whether fully or partly. An “act of God” is a phrase you may come across frequently that refers to accidents completely outside of human control. This often refers to natural disasters such as floods or earthquakes. A fallen tree, however, might not constitute an act of God. Make sure your insurance company will actually cover this particular disaster and then file a claim — the sooner, the better.
Find a Contractor You Can Trust
To get your life back to normal, it’s time to replace whatever was damaged — your roof, your siding, your windows, and so on. For this, you’ll need a contractor you can trust. Jancewicz & Son has been in the business for over 85 years, serving North Walpole and the surrounding areas of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts. We can help you get your home back to normal after a disaster. Contact us today for more information or a free estimate to get started.