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What is considered a home rebuild?

3/6/2023 (Permalink)

Construction in background with green text and orange SERVPRO logo A home rebuild can result in a beautiful, customized home that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.

When it comes to renovating your home, there are many options to consider. You could do a simple cosmetic update, such as repainting the walls or replacing the flooring. But what exactly does a home rebuild entail, and how do you know if it's the right choice for you? 

A home rebuild, also known as a rebuild or a complete home renovation, involves tearing down the existing structure and rebuilding it from scratch. This approach is usually taken when the existing home is outdated or has been damaged. 

So, what are some of the signs that a home rebuild might be the right choice for you? Here are a few things to consider:

  1. Your current home is outdated or in poor condition. If your home is showing signs of wear and tear, such as a cracking foundation, leaking roof, or outdated electrical or plumbing systems, a complete home rebuild may be the best solution. Starting from scratch allows you to incorporate modern building materials and technologies, resulting in a safer, more energy-efficient home.
  2. You want to customize your living space. One of the benefits of a home rebuild is the ability to design a home that meets your specific needs and tastes. Whether you want an open-concept living area, a spacious kitchen, or a master suite with a spa-like bathroom, a home rebuild allows you to create a home that reflects your unique lifestyle.
  3. You're willing to invest time and money in the project. A home rebuild is a major undertaking that requires careful planning, budgeting, and management. It's important to work with an experienced team of professionals, such as architects, builders, and designers, to ensure that your project is executed correctly and to your satisfaction.
  4. You have experienced a great loss and damage from fire, water, or storm damage in your building. When a disaster hits, this can be the time when rebuilding is critical. 
  5. You're prepared to live in temporary housing during the construction phase. A home rebuild can take several months or even years to complete, depending on the size and complexity of the project. During this time, you'll need to find alternative housing, such as a rental apartment or temporary housing unit.

A home rebuild can be a daunting undertaking, but it can also be a rewarding one. If you're considering a home rebuild, take the time to carefully evaluate your needs, budget, and timeline, and work with a team of experienced professionals to ensure a successful outcome. 

With proper planning and execution, a home rebuild can result in a beautiful, customized home that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.

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SERVPRO of Framingham Is The Choice For Rebuilding Homes and Businesses

12/4/2022 (Permalink)

Orange background with text and SERVPRO logo With the combined talent and experience of carpenters, electricians, and fire restoration services, homes can be successfully rebuilt.

A fire in a building is one of the most devastating things anyone faces.  It can be a stressful time, to figure out the next steps since there is more than likely damage from a fire. 

If you ever find yourself in this situation, take a deep breath and  know it will be okay. 

We provide fire restoration services in Framingham MA every day. We know it is a huge project, but it’s easier to manage when you know what to expect. 

Whenever there is a fire, it is important to hire licensed professionals.

Here are steps to rebuilding a fire-damaged house. 

  1. Call your insurance company: It’s important to set the claims process in motion as soon as possible. You can ask for a preferred restoration company they have, or hire us. 
  2. Asses your building damage: Your restoration contractor can recommend a structural engineer to make sure it is safe to begin work. 
  3. Have the property secured: secure all but one entryway, and board up broken windows. 
  4. Address structural repairs: You will want experienced and professional carpenters to take care of heavy repairs. 
  5. Inspect and repair electricity: the fire might not have destroyed your entire home, but the electrical system must be inspected and repaired by a licensed electrician.
  6. Address problems to the fire damage: Your restoration contractor can find any additional problems such as mold growth in damp sheetrock, smoke stains and soot residue, and more. 
  7. Clean up by room: Fire restoration can take several months: The company will replace ruined sheetrock, restore fire-damaged floors and even help you salvage furnishings. It is important to not rush the process 
  8. Document everything: The cost to rebuild after a fire can be very expensive. Make sure to document everything for yourself and your insurance company. 

With the combined talent and experience of carpenters, electricians, and fire restoration services, homes can be successfully rebuilt. 

SERVPRO of Framingham is your premier choice for fire damage and restoration. Our teams are ready to respond 24 hours a week, any day of the year. When you bring us on the job our team of licensed contractors and certified technicians will work collaboratively with you throughout the duration of the project. They will keep you updated on the project's status and ensure that your expectations are met. We will help you to move forward and make it “Like it never even happened” for all of your fire damages.

We Are Building Experts Too

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

Remediation is only the first step towards recovery from disaster. Rebuilding the damaged property is what makes our clients whole. SERVPRO of Framingham is a one-stop, remediation to rebuild shop that can handle both stages of the project. We have licensed Residential and Commercial contractors on staff. Having an in-house Reconstruction Department allows us to offer our clients a single point of contact for the duration of the project. Our Disaster Recovery Team works collaboratively with our Rebuild Team to offer a streamlined, continuous project timeline and a seamless transition between project phases, saving our clients both time and money. Our Rebuild Teams does not only finish the jobs our Remediation Teams start they also take on rebuild only and renovation jobs too. 

During one of the many early spring wind storms a tree broke in half. Unfortunately, the tree fell onto the roof of this Ashland, MA home destroying the roof, half of the second floor, part of the deck and the top of the chimney too! Having previously done work for the homeowner they called us for a trusted referral. Needless to say they were pleasantly surprised to learn that we are now a full service shop, staffed with craftsmen in all areas of construction. Our Rebuild Team Project Manager was onsight within a few short hours after receiving the call. After surveying the damage he assured the homeowner that we could handle the job. This picture shows the project halfway complete. The roof and exterior sheathing of the second floor has been repaired and scaffolding is in place to begin repair of the top of the chimney. 

If you need work done on your residential or commercial property call the rebuild experts at SERVPRO of Framingham today at (508) 370-4400. We will make it, "Like it never even happened."