How To Secure Your Property After A Disaster – By The Red Guide To Recovery (PDF) (opens new window)
Fire, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes or other natural disasters can damage your home, compromising personal safety and property security. Using detailed images, this 11-page full color guide describes practical steps for securing doors, windows, and fencing to protect your home after a disaster, but before you begin permanent repairs.
Building/Structural Repair Estimate (PDF) (opens new window)
This is an example of a typical repair estimate and scope of work document provided to a disaster survivor by their insurance adjuster and/or a contractor. Notice the extent of detail used in this estimating format which is typically used by insurance companies and restoration contractors. It is critical to review all estimates for accuracy in the scope of work, as well as pricing, before you allow reconstruction to begin.
Note: This estimating format represents an example of the detail typically used in restoration type work. The unit pricing, or overhead and profit factors shown in this example, do not necessarily reflect current market values or allowances that all contractors can use, or that may be sufficient to repair or replace structural components to their pre-loss condition.