During a November afternoon in 2016 a smoldering fire started behind a recessed lighting fixture over the jetted tub in the master bathroom of a 3,080-square foot colonial in Canton Connecticut. It spread into the attic and thru the roof before anyone noticed.
Luckily, no one was harmed and with the quick response of the Canton, CT Volunteer Fire and EMS Department this lovely home was saved. However, a quarter of the roof was lost along with portions of the attic and ceilings to the master bathroom as well as two of the second-floor bedrooms. Not only was there fire and smoke damage throughout the house but extensive water damage from the effort to extinguish the fire. To restore the house to its former beauty a contracting specialist in large insurance loses would be needed.
The homeowners, through their personal contacts were informed of Summit Restoration, the premier insurance restoration specialist in the Farmington Valley. Once selected Summit worked with the insurance company's adjuster for a fair and reasonable settlement so that the home owners could restore their home to its former beauty.
Once a contract was agreed to Summit and their associates got to work, rebuilding the house within budget and on time. During the Restoration process the owners chose to some upgrades, a whole house HVAC system, a tiled upstairs bathroom and an additional shower in the downstairs half bath. Overall enhancing the value of their home but still an unequal tradeoff for the memories lost in the fire and the inconvenience of not having a home for a good portion of 2017.