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How to Protect Your Home After Construction or Remodeling Damage

New construction and home remodeling can be stressful. It’s understandable to worry about costs and delays, but you shouldn’t have to worry about catastrophic construction defects that cause significant damage.

Types of Residential Construction Defects

Things often go wrong in a construction project. If a significant construction defect occurs and no one takes responsibility, you should speak with a construction defect lawyer about your legal options.

Potential residential construction defects include:

  • Defective products such as windows, drywall, flashing, concrete, or pipes
  • Faulty designs
  • Improper construction
  • Installation defects

For example, a problem with structural supports could lead to a partial or complete building collapse. Similarly, an issue with electrical wires could lead to a fire, or an issue with pipes could lead to flooding or mold.

Depending on the issue, one or more of the following parties could be responsible for the problem, including the:

  • Contractor
  • Subcontractor
  • Architect
  • Product manufacturer

A complete investigation can determine what happened and why it happened, as well as who should pay the repair costs, the costs of you living elsewhere during repairs, and other damages associated with the construction defect. Other damages may include a reduced fair market value for your home.

There’s Still Time to Protect Your Michigan Home

As you survey the damage around you, it may feel like everything is already lost. While it’s true that the physical damage is done, you may be able to fix the damage if you have the money to do so. Our experienced Bloomfield Hills attorneys are here to find out why your home was damaged and hold the person or company responsible for the disaster accountable.

You have a limited amount of time to pursue legal action for your home defect. Contact us today to learn more about your rights and how to protect the financial and emotional investment you have in your residential property.

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