At this time, Hurricane Irene is working its way up the East Coast. The predictions aren’t entirely certain yet, but there is no doubt that our region is going to be hit by some significant weather. We’d like to take this time to urge all of our customers to take appropriate safety precautions, up to and including evacuation if your local emergency services people advise you to. Hurricane force winds, heavy rainfall, and the chaos of a major storm are nothing to mess with.
After the storm, you may have some damage to your home. The damage from a storm like Irene can range from minor to severe. When it is safe, examine your home. You will want a camera to document any damage for your homeowner’s insurance. Remember to keep your safety the top consideration: stay out of flooded basements or rooms that have been filled with rainwater. These are dangerous sites, with high risk of injury.
It is a sad fact of life that there are many opportunistic predators who use natural disasters as a way to rip people off. Be very wary of anyone who shows up uninvited to your home, claiming to be able to fix your roof, windows, or walls for unbelievably low prices. It is a good idea to work with a local building contractor who has been a member of your community for a long time.
A good Wellesley Hills building contractor will talk with you and keep you informed through the home repair process. Storm damage needs to be addressed quickly, but the best Wellesley Hills general contractors will not pressure you to make decisions too rapidly. Do not be afraid to ask questions: you want to know what is damaged, what repairs are necessary, and what your options are. Working with a licensed, reputable contractor will help ensure that all repairs are up to code, keeping your family safe from future storms.