Wacky weather. That kind of sums up life in New England, doesn't it? And while many of us will say this varied weather is one of the reasons we love living here, the truth is extreme weather can wreak havoc on our homes and our lives.
Of course, other things unrelated to weather can also damage our homes, such as fires or a tub on the second floor that overflows.
The decisions you make in the hours after the unthinkable happens can have a huge impact on you, your family, and your house. But who can think clearly after disaster strikes? This is why we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you about Hebert Design/Build's insurance restoration services.
These services are exactly as they sound: the goal is to restore your home to the state it was in before disaster struck.
It's important to note that there is no cost to you beyond your deductible unless you decide to upgrade or remodel the damaged area to a higher level than what existed at the time of the damage.
We understand that you probably have never experienced an insurance loss before (and we hope you never do). But if something does happen, you can turn to us. We've been through the process many times, so we know the ins and outs. We have special estimating software that insurance companies prefer as well. We're mindful of your needs and communicate with you every step of the way because we know how stressful an insurance loss can be for you and your family.
Keep in mind that not all design/build firms or general contractors offer these services. You shouldn't assume the remodeling company that built your master bathroom ten years ago will be able to help you. They might, but they might not. You certainly don't want to be their guinea pig if it's their first time navigating their way through the maze known as the insurance claim process.
Instead, use a firm that's been down the road many times before and delivers the highest quality results. That firm would be us. We hope you never need to use these services, but if you suffer an insurance loss and your home is in Rhode Island, contact us ASAP.
The best thing you could do for yourself right now is print out our certificate (the link opens a PDF) and keep it with your homeowners insurance policy.
Again, we hope you never need it. But better to be prepared.
Please feel free to share this article with other homeowners in Rhode Island and encourage them to print out the certificate as well.