Rebuilding Your Home After a California Wildfire
Two monster wildfires in Northern California are slowly being tamed, but only after earning a dubious place among the most destructive the State of California has ever endured.
The Valley and Butte wildfires have claimed at least five lives and consume some 1,400 homes. Thousands more homes remain threatened, fire officials said Sunday.
Damage assessment teams have counted 888 homes burned in Lake County, California according to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman, Daniel Berlant. The fire, which killed at least 3 people and charred 117 square miles, was 53 percent contained as of Sunday morning.
If you, a neighbor, a family member or a friend has been a victim of the fires, then we would like to offer our sincere condolences for your extreme loss, and perhaps some important information on rebuilding after a wildfire.
What is your best option for rebuilding after a wildfire? There are newer construction techniques available in California that can shave months off your rebuild and we want you to know about this. Here are a few tips that may shorten your road to recovery:
Use Local, State and Federal resources to help with temporary housing.
Contact your insurance company to determine the available temporary displacement coverage and available coverage for a rebuild replacement home.
Contact a reliable and trustworthy General Contractor that can offer design/build services. Modular Construction may be your best choice for recovery!
Contact your local Building Department to determine if they will waive the fees and expedite the building permit process.
Modular Construction: Rebuilding your home using modular construction will shorten the build time while at the same time building a high quality home built to the local building codes. During a disaster like the Lake County and Butte Fires, local contractors are overwhelmed with the number of requests to build new homes. At this time, there is a shortage of tradesmen working in the construction field to build the homes ASAP. Having your home assembled in a factory shortens the rebuild time by months, and possibly years. Homes built using modular construction are built using the same materials and codes as site built homes, but are built “stronger and better” as they are built in a climate controlled environment by a team of experienced tradesmen in a matter of weeks, not months or years.
Off-Site Modular Construction can help you, your family members, friends and acquaintances in your community to get back to the life you knew before the devastating wildfires. Visit USModular, Inc. for information on building with modular construction.