Builders on LBI are hard at work repairing and rebuilding after super storm Sandy. There are many decisions that homeowners are facing from the design and function of their new home including materials along with new regulations that have arisen as a result of the storm. And now that FEMA has released new information on flood risk and the ABFE mapping area (Advisory Base Flood Elevation),it is important for homeowners to understand what their risk of flood is before they begin rebuilding their homes. The tool provided by FEMA is invaluable, particularly if you are looking to raise your home when you rebuild it. By understanding your flood risk as a homeowner, you will be able to make more informed decisions regarding how to best rebuild your home to comply with new guidelines.
Once you utilize the ABFE tool and pinpoint your home on the map you will be able to print out a comprehensive report which will detail important building information that you can share with your builder and inspection officials. Click here for more information on how to access and utilize the interactive tool on the FEMA website.
There are many things to know before building on LBI. Before you begin construction on rebuilding your home you may have many questions about the rebuilding process and materials to use. It’s important that you partner with your builder and review all of the options that are available to you, including products and materials that are made for extreme weather and climate conditions, from roofing to windows and siding. Let your builder help guide you in making these important decisions and rely on their expertise and knowledge when it comes to utilizing building techniques and products that will help protect your home in the future. The process can seem long; however by working closely with your builder in planning your rebuild you can take this opportunity to not only restore your home, but greatly improve upon both the safety and function of your home.
With so many builders and contractors currently working in the area, it’s important that you choose a builder that you trust and who has been consistently building homes in your area. These builders will have the experience to help make building your new home a smoother process, which can save time and money in the long run. Stonehenge Building & Development can help you get started on building your home. Click here for more information.