How to Prepare Your Home For Summer Storms

Summer storm clouds over the village.

Though summer is filled with lots of sunshine, you also have to be ready for those sudden stormy days, and summer storms are no joke. Because of the heavy downpours, hurricane winds, and more, it’s crucial you take the time to prepare your house so it’s ready to handle all that mother nature has to offer and keep you and your family safe.

Here are some tasks to add to your summer storm preparedness checklist:

Clear Limbs and Trees

The most common and most expensive damage caused by storms is from trees and branches knocked over by strong storm winds. Start by clearing any loose debris on your lawn or around your house. Regular maintenance and clean-ups of your property’s trees is the best protection method so you can feel comfortable knowing there is less of a risk of your home getting damaged during severe weather. 

Check Your Roofing System

Give your roof an inspection to ensure it’s ready to handle the heavy rain and winds. If there are any leaks, missing or damaged shingles, or other concerning damage, it’s crucial you have these issues fixed as soon as possible. Call your local roofing company in Connecticut to help with the inspection and to correct any problems quickly.

Check Your Gutters

Your gutters work hard to take runoff water from your roof and remove it safely away from your house, to prevent leaks and water damage. Check if there are any blockages or breaks throughout your gutter system before any storms to ensure they are ready to do their job.

Secure Outdoor Furniture

The last thing you’ll want is all your outdoor furniture, accessories, and decorations getting knocked over and broken or hitting your house. So, before a storm, go outside and take some time either storing outdoor items inside that you can or securing the furniture carefully down so winds won’t lift it up.

Be Prepared For Power Outages

With severe weather conditions, power outages for hours, days, or more are very likely. Don’t be left panicking in the dark, but instead, get prepared to handle the outage ahead of time. You’ll want to gather up batteries, flashlights, solar chargers, and more to ensure you have some light and make sure you have food and water available. As well, if you have a generator, make sure it has everything it needs to operate and is ready to go. 


If you’re looking to have your roof fixed or redone or your gutters replaced or cleaned, we’ve got you covered! The experts at Landmark Exteriors are here to help ensure your home’s roofing and gutter systems both look great and are functioning properly for years to come! Give us a call at (203) 838-3838 to learn more.

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