Client Testimonial: The Allen Family

From Anne and Bill Allen:

A year ago last January when our state was in a deep freeze we received a phone call from our neighbor that we had a water pipe break. I did not understand the extent of damage 34,000 gallons of water could do until receiving pictures. Our insurance company contacted Reconstruction 380 out of Cedar Rapids and Waterloo, which was the best part of that horrible day!

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Does Your Home Have a Sinking Feeling?

Des Moines. Cedar Rapids. Burlington. Dubuque. Interstate 80. Out of nowhere and without warning, sinkholes are appearing all over Iowa and often swallowing everything in their path.  And you thought teenagers had a bottomless appetite.

This is no horror movie plot. This is reality for thousands of unsuspecting Midwest homeowners. As hundreds of evacuated homeowners in Fraser, Mich., discovered in December, sinkholes can strike anywhere.… Read the rest

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Employee Spotlight: Scott Miller

Scott Miller | Estimator, Reconstruction 380

Scott Miller is an Estimator with Reconstruction 380 and has been with the company for 16 years. He is certified in Lead Base Renovation. Scott works directly with the owner and their insurance agent to prepare and settle a claim after a loss. His favorite part about working at Reconstruction 380 is the ability to help people out in a time of need.… Read the rest

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No Insurance Leaves Iowans Adrift After Floods of 2016

Sadly, Iowa’s great floods of 2016 and Hurricane Matthew’s remorselessly 120 mph wind wrath have left too many American families up a creek of financial disaster without a paddle.

Families that chose to battle the United States’ two major natural disasters of fall 2016 without flood insurance are now facing a two-front storm: 1) The immense physical damage inflicted on their home and personal possessions; 2) The full throttle financial migraine of repair and replacement.… Read the rest

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Finding Calm After the Storm

Knowing what your insurance covers is critical to recovering from Iowa’s Floods of 2016

When the rivers finally crest and the waters recede from Iowa’s floods of 2016, the last place Iowa homeowners want to find themselves is high and dry without adequate insurance coverage.

Don’t wait to read the fine print of your home’s insurance policy to find out you have no coverage from the damage caused by the second most severe flooding event in the Hawkeye State’s history.… Read the rest

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Big Roofing Maintenance Mistakes Lead to Big-Time Roofing Problems

It’s the important home roof maintenance decisions we don’t make that come back to haunt us the most.

Our home’s first line of defense against the outside elements needs educated, fiscally-smart, attentive care to allow it to effectively do its job and stand up against nature’s often harsh wrath.

Performing regular roofing maintenance can extend your roof’s life by many years and enable to better protect the most important investment of your life.… Read the rest

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The Most Expensive Home Repair Issues

On any given day, the average American home faces numerous potential damage and potential costly repair threats.

That means on any given day, the Average American homeowner faces numerous potential damage or costly repair headaches that can’t be fixed by a 1000 milligrams of Excedrin.

Keeping your home defended from the many threats it faces on a daily basis is an impossible task, but being aware and alert to the most common and likely threats your home faces can give you some peace of mind, and a ready response plan for when disaster strikes.… Read the rest

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How to Beat the Summer Home Energy Cooling Blues

Sweet summertime brings the the funnest and hottest days of the year. Alas, summer also brings the most expensive home cooling days of the year.

Keeping your family and pets cool during the sizzling summer heat can be an expensive endeavor.

United States Department of Energy statistics show that heating and cooling costs account for about 48 percent of the energy use in the typical American home.… Read the rest

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