Reputable Storm Damage Restoration Team

Mother nature’s forces can be merciless, and when a storm makes landfall, entire neighborhoods can get leveled in just minutes. The disturbing sight of having your life’s work taken away in a few moments is a reality experienced by many residents of North Carolina.

Reputable Storm Damage Restoration Team

Mother nature’s forces can be merciless, and when a storm makes landfall, entire neighborhoods can get leveled in just minutes. The disturbing sight of having your life’s work taken away in a few moments is a reality experienced by many residents of North Carolina.

Every county in the state has been affected by hurricanes in the past two decades. The extending coastline of North Carolina contributes to the vulnerability, and statistics reveal that on average every 3 years a hurricane makes landfall, wreaking havoc.

Once the strong winds and the intense downpour subsides, people need to pick up the pieces and rebuild their homes. The lucky owners will only need to replace a couple of windows and a few roofing tiles, yet others will have to undertake a full renovation.

Projects of this magnitude require professional help. With four decades in the construction and renovation business, Highland Inc. can help residents of Fayetteville, Wilmington, and Raleigh to recover from the storm damage.

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Preparing for a Storm

Prevention is always the best remedy. Unfortunately, when a storm decides to hit, there are limited options to contain its power. Hurricanes rarely happen totally out of the blue, by regularly following updates from the weather channel, you can get advance notice and start storm-proofing the house and protecting family members.

When a storm is on the horizon, the best course of action is to hunker down in the stoutest room in the house, typically that would be the basement, although the roof is also a good option if flooding is expected.

Few tips to protect your property:

  • Boarding up windows and doors can reduce potential damage and protect from shattered glass.
  • Clear the yard from objects that can get blown around and cause impact damage.
  • Turn off the electricity and gas to prevent fires.

Waiting out a storm can be nerve-racking, and it’s crucial to follow the development of events through the news and be ready to evacuate the property if circumstances demand.

Having a go-kit at hand is a must, and items on the checklist include:

  • Water
  • Food
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Flashlight
  • Blankets
  • Battery-powered radio

In addition to preparing for a storm, it’s crucial to remain safe after the hurricane is over. Stay away from flooded areas. Evacuate the property if structural damage is apparent in the house, and do not enter until it’s deemed safe by professionals.

Dealing with disasters is emotionally draining, and hiring a professional service to help you manage the restoration is the best course of action.

Common Types of Storm Damage

Hurricanes are an all-encompassing invasion of nature’s forces, yet its reputation overshadows small intensity storms that can also be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. The design of most houses can withstand some level of structural damage, yet the severity of the exposure can result in significant damage.

Some of the common types of storm damage include:

  • Flood Damage: Rain equals water, and it tends to overcome any physical obstacle, resulting in contamination and property damage, undermining foundation, support beams, and walls. Serious flooding causes mold over time and can collapse entire rooms.
  • Hail Damage: Hail can vary in intensity and size, but a hail storm can crack shingles, make dents, and bent roofing vents.
  • Wind Damage: The roof is the first line of defense and appropriately takes the brunt of the damage during high winds that displace shingles, creating potential leaks if not replaced in time.
  • Impact Damage: Damage from fallen trees or debris blown by winds against structures is also a possibility. The best option to reduce the risk of impact damage is to clear the backyard from tall trees.
  • Fire Damage: Lightning is a form of electricity, and during rain, fires can errupt, especially if there is dry vegetation in the backyard.
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Mobilizing the Insurance

When the storm subsides, homeowners need to make two important phone calls. The first one is to the insurance provider to report the damage and begin the estimation process. Call number two is for the preferred restoration company to handle the imminent threat.

If you have selected Highland, feel free to share that fact with your insurer. Highland is a preferred vendor for many insurance providers and has a long history of working with them.

When you sign on with Highland, the company will assign a project coordinator and a project manager that will work closely with you, your adjuster, and the insurance company.

Restoration Procedures After a Storm

A storm can hit at any time, and a local construction company is the best option to deal with the consequences. Having a reputable restoration service on speed dial means fast response, which is crucial for containing the problem, assessing the scope of it, and formulating the appropriate plan for implementing the renovation.

The selected team must be flexible and adapt to any situation that may arise. Typically, while the construction activities get performed on the property, the restoration company will collect salvageable items and transport them to a warehouse for cleaning and safekeeping. 

Usually, the first thing addressed is any standing water still on the property. Fixing burst pipes or broken windows that can cause water to enter the house is a priority. The next step is resolving contamination issues produced by the floodwater.

The actual repair can begin after the water issue gets resolved and surfaces are disinfectant to prevent mold formation. The process of replacing windows, drywall, bathroom flooring, and any other structural work can last from a few days up to weeks depending on the severity of the damage.

Community-Oriented Team

Storm damage is stressful and disruptive, buy with an efficient team, you can quickly recover and continue with your life. The staff at Highland Construction and Restoration is highly qualified and compassionate, ready to assist with storm damage repairs.

Residents of Fayetteville, Wilmington, and Raleigh can call the 24/7 line on 910.485.6738 or 919.803.6242 and make an appointment.

Highland offices are located at the following addresses: 

Contact Highland after the storm has passed. Report the damage so the reconstruction process can begin.

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