Storm Damage Repair
Storms can cause extensive damage to your home or property. Some damage is direct, such as wind blowing shingles or siding off of your home, or rainwater flooding your basement. Other damage is indirect, such as a tree falling onto your property, or a lightning strike causing a fire which spreads to your business.
CONSTRUCTEAM's professional storm, wind, and hail damage restoration team can help. They are trained, experienced, and will treat your home and property with respect throughout the entire process. We'll act fast to prevent any additional damage that may occur - such as rainwater pouring in from a hole in your roof - and we'll prepare all of the proper photos and documentation your insurance company requires should you decide to file a claim.
Our Storm Damage Restoration Process
3. Temporary Repairs
High wind speeds and strong gusts of wind can be a real nuisance. When you notice blown off shingles or pieces of siding in your yard, you actually have multiple issues.
The direct issue is that your roof is missing shingle(s), or your home is missing siding. This itself is a problem, but one that can quickly lead to bigger problems such as water and mold. Most homes have an underlayment under their roof and siding, but not all of them. This secondary line of defense can help protect against water coming in, but time, tears, and nail holes often allow water to get through as it rains.
If left unchecked, this water can lead to mold in your walls or attic - mold which you likely won't even realize is there. This mold will continue to grow and spread over time, and can cause serious health issues for yourself and your family.
Hail damage can be a huge nuisance. When it hits your roof, siding, and gutters, many people in the industry refer to it as cosmetic damage. The truth is though, it's not. When it hits your shingles, it knocks off granules, which can accelerate the deterioration of those shingles. When it hits your siding and gutters, it can scratch and chip the paint, as well as cause dents. This can lead to paint peeling and cracking faster than it normally would.
It's when the hail hits your windows that it can cause the immediately visible damage. Window screens with holes letting in insects and debris, and windows will crack and possibly shatter. No matter what though, if you have hail damage that you believe may have damaged your home, give us a call.
We'll send out an experienced technician to inspect your home, identify any hail impact marks, and get you the information and options you need to move forward.
If a tree branch or an entire tree has fallen on your home this is likely a covered loss. If the tree has fallen in your yard away from the house, it may or may not be covered in your policy. Most times there might be a limited dollar amount per tree to remove no matter how large the tree.
Lightning strikes can cause a lot of damage to your home and its electrical system and its electronics that are plugged in. The damage is referred to as a power surge and it is covered under many insurance policies. You must read your insurance policy for your coverage.
Downed Power Line
If a down power line is in your yard contact your electric company immediately and do not let anyone go in your yard or touch anything in the entire area. If the power line has fallen on your home it could cause a fire and I would call 911 and have the fire department and the electrical company respond to the scene.
What They're Saying
I've Never Been So Impressed
I was impressed with the three sparkling clean service vans that arrived... The staff's attitudes were professional and knowledgeable. They had the entire situation under control in less than 20 minutes...
On Sunday, September 02, 2012, I received a phone call alerting me to a problem at a home that I had recently listed. Upon entering the home, there was water everywhere. It appeared that there had been a water leak from the second floor bath. The water damage was so severe it had penetrated the second floor wood flooring and leaked through to the first floor; causing major damage to the ceilings, walls and floors.
I immediately contacted Constructeam, and they arrived within ten minutes!
I was impressed with the three sparkling clean service vans that arrived. The team of employees immediately took photos, gathered their equipment, found the source of the leak, stopped the leak before more damage could be incurred and set their equipment up. The staff's attitudes were professional and knowledgeable.
They had the entire situation under control in less than 20 minutes.
Constructeam provided excellent documentation and explanations of the equipment needed, the phases that were required to resolve the issue and a time frame of when the project would be completed.
With over 24 years in the real estate industry I can honestly say that I have never been so impressed with the level of service and dedication a company and their employees have shown. I would not hesitate to recommend or contact Constructeam in the future.
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
I Met With The Board
"I feel it is important that you know how satisfied Emerald Creek II owners are with the job Constructeam did for our association... I met with the Board last week, and we agreed that in the future, we would use Constructeam for new work..."
Now that the roofing project has been officially completed, I feel it is important that you know how satisfied Emerald Creek II owners are with the job Constructeam did for our Association.
After the tornado, our roofs were damaged and we didn't know where to begin. I remember talking to you and you explained all aspects of the project (i.e. temporary repair, insurance claims, repair work, replacement work, schedules, materials, prices) and how things would be handled. Your crews came out; all work was performed quickly and professionally.
Mike, your superintendent, was here every day to make sure the job was on track. He talked to owners that had questions or concerns and made the owners feel comfortable.
Even now, after the project has been completed, Constructeam is helping owners to get an insulation contractor in to reinsulate. Thanks for a job well done.
I met with the Board last week, and we agreed that in the future, we would use Constructeam for new work, such as painting, wood repair, and a yearly roof inspection.
Very truly yours,
President, Emerald Creek Condominiums II
Shelby Township, MI
My Home or Business Was Affected By Storm Damage. Now What?
Storm damage is the grand daddy of a loss anyone can have. This type of loss can be so devastating and can cause severe damage to your home, neighborhood, business and community. It is truly the most difficult type of loss to handle. When a tornado, high winds, lightening, or ice storms roll through the losses come in mass and everyone is affected at one time. It will take a contractor with experience to handle such issues, the financial resources to handle multiple claims without insurance company assistance and the willingness to lend a hand to those in need during difficult times.
However, just like any difficult time there is a way to handle the hardship to minimize the difficulties going forward. Making the right decisions on hiring your contractors and understanding the process at this point is mission critical and will dictate the process going forward. The following steps can assist you in making the right moves from the start of a water loss. Please understand that every situation is different and will require special instructions based on your personal situation.
1. Secure an emergency services contractor – A work authorization will need to be signed for emergency services. This is a standard requirement that all contractors will need to have to start work on your project and adjusters will ask for it in order for the contractor to be considered an agent for the homeowner.
What To Do After A Power Surge
- If electrical outlets or lights switches in the home are not working, do not try to use the electrical system.
- Thoroughly check home in and outside of home for flames or any smell of burning. If you see flames or smell burning, leave the home immediately and call 911 and wait for the fire Department to check the house to determine when it will be safe. If flames are present and you called the fire department and necessary emergency responders are completed, see our fire damage restoration page for details.
- Hire an emergency services restoration company – A work authorization will need to be signed for content, electronic and dry cleaning services. It is not uncommon to have one company hire multiple subcontractors to handle the contents, electronic and dry cleaning services.
- Make a claim with your insurance carrier.
What To Do After Wind, Hail, or Ice Dams Damage My Home or Business
Roof shingles, fences, furniture, and host of exterior items could be damaged or covered under your insurance policy. However, every policy and coverage reads a little different. However, the rules apply the same on this situation as well to recover from this loss.
- Hire an emergency services water mitigation company – Another work authorization will need to be signed for content, electronic and dry cleaning services if the contractor is different from above. It is not uncommon to have one company hire multiple subcontractors to handle the contents, electronic and dry cleaning services.
- Make a claim – If you have a relationship with your insurance agent contact them first if during business hours. If no relationship exists or after hours call the 800 number from your insurance policy and make a claim to obtain a claim number. All of the listed damage above follows the same procedure as all the rest.
Insurance adjuster will be assigned to your water loss within 24 to 48 hours of making a claim – depending on the size of the loss you may meet multiple insurance adjusters in the process. Typically you will have an adjuster for the structure, another for contents, and another for loss of business. Many insurance companies may invite a contractor they have used in the past if you do not have a company secured. It is YOUR CHOICE who you decide to handle your contents or rebuild of your home or business.
Adjuster will be assigned within 24 to 48 hours to meet you on site.
Once the scope of work is determined each estimate will be reviewed and agreed upon with the owner, contractor and the adjuster and work will then commence.
There are many things to consider and many more steps to the process at this point. Hiring the right company can make this difficult situation a smooth and seamless process with no hassles.
CONSTRUCTEAM is the company that can provide all these services rolled into one and will get you back in your home quickly or back in business with minimum disruption. Call us immediately at (866) 372 - 1272, and we'll get a team over to you in as little as an hour or less to help walk you through this process.