Can I Have Reconstruction Done After Home Damage?

Ohio has a lot of storms and potential hazardous weather, which is why we often get asked if homeowners can combine their reconstruction job with a remodel job. The answer is that it depends on your insurance and your restoration company. Let’s see what the process is like.

After Home Damage: What to Expect

If you’ve ever experienced home damage then you know that no part of it is fun. Whether it’s a small grease fire or a flood, the damage caused isn’t something anyone likes to deal with. Don’t handle it alone. The first step to home damage is hiring the right restoration company for you.

A man holds his head in stress while watching a fire burn his home.

What Home Restoration Companies Offer

Did you know that most restoration companies do more than just content restoration and general cleaning? In addition to getting your home back in working condition, most restoration companies can also rebuild any elements of your home that might need it.

When you experience home damage in any form here’s what you should do:

  1. Vacate the premises to ensure safety.
  2. Call emergency services.
  3. Call your insurance provider.
  4. Wait until an official tells you it’s safe to enter your home.
  5. Work with insurance and the restoration company to begin repairs.

Incorporating Home Remodel Into Damage Repair

Here is where you can take this potentially difficult situation and turn it into something positive. Have you been meaning to widen your living space? Maybe get rid of an attic and give yourself some new vaulted ceilings? You can reconstruct while you restore depending on your insurance company and budget.

A home in the middle of a remodel.

Luckily restoration companies are already equipped to rebuild anything in your home, so adding in a little remodel won’t be too much work for them. If you’d like to do this, you’ll need to let your restoration company know around the same time that you contact your insurance provider. Both parties will need to be aware of your intentions. Your insurance provider should let you know whether or not you are covered for the extra work, and the restoration company will let you know if they have the time and materials to do it.

During the process of reconstruction and/or remodel, here’s what you can expect from your hired restoration company:

  • They will provide you with an estimate of the time and cost of the project.
  • You will work together to figure out a schedule that works for both you and the company.
  • Let everyone know if you’d like any additional work to be done. This may take a separate appointment.
  • You will work together to choose materials, paint, and wood colors.
  • They will complete their work with frequent check ins with you.
  • The company will work with your insurance provider and send you an estimate of what you’ll likely need to pay out of pocket.
  • Your insurance provider will bill you the rest.

The reconstruction and remodel process shouldn’t be too painful or take too many days out of your normal schedule. At Brock Restoration we do an excellent job the first time so you don’t have to waste time waiting for the work to be done.

A modern living room with bright windows, gray walls, dangling lights, and minimalist furniture.

Can I Hire a Restoration Company Without Any Home Damage?

If you haven’t experienced any home damage then you still have the option to hire a restoration company to do your reconstruction project. Thinking it’s time to remodel your kitchen or living room? A restoration company can do more than just emergency services, and a quality company will be able to help with your remodel in the form of building walls or structures in your home like cabinetry and kitchen islands.

You can call the professional team of builders at Brock Restoration for just this type of project. We have a lot of experience in the field of restoring and remodeling, so you can feel comfortable knowing your home is in good hands whether we are taking care of home damage or simply remodeling. Call us anytime at 513-214-3879.