There’s always the potential of another severe storm to do some serious damage. While your house protects you from the elements, make sure there’s no lasting damage by taking the proper preventative measures beforehand.
Here are 5 ways to protect your home from serious storm damage:
Check Doors and Windows
Ensuring that your doors and windows are properly sealed and locked is a must for any type of bad weather. Any small break or gap in the seal can let wind and water in causing potentially dangerous damage.
Check Your Home’s Exterior
All the elements of your home’s exterior will be what’s directly bracing the elements, so you’ll want to make sure they’re in proper shape to withstand any severe storm. Check your roof regularly for any loose or missing shingles to prevent leaks or gaps. As well, inspect that your siding doesn’t have any breaks or loose pieces that can be taken off by the wind. Most importantly, check that your gutters and water drainage systems are properly functioning to keep water from building up anywhere.
Check Your Yard
Do you notice any debris, furniture, or items in your yard that could be lifted by strong winds? Make sure all those items are properly secured or removed before the storm arrives. Check your fence and look for any broken or loose pieces that could come off. Keep your trees properly trimmed to prevent branches from flying off and hitting your home or power lines.
You can never be certain of how a storm will affect your home. Maybe you’ll lose power, or your basement will get flooded? Invest in a sump pump to drain out any built-up water from areas of your home that have started to flood. If you have a generator, check that it is in proper working order and have a safe spot outside for it ready to go. Gather flashlights, water, and other necessary supplies to have at the ready if your home doesn’t have power.
Update Your Insurance Policy
Make sure you know exactly what is insured for your home if there is damage from a storm, so you don’t have to worry later! Be sure you’re covered for all different weather-related damage and be certain your home is well-protected.
Home Exterior Care in Fairfield County
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