We are in the middle of fall which means the weather is becoming more severe and the first snow storm will be here before you know it. The last thing you want to deal with is your roof leaking or your home flooding after a thunderstorm. It is crucial to inspect the interior and exterior of your home to prepare your entire property for an incoming storm. Luckily, there are a few simple ways to protect your home from storm damage.
Trim Your Trees
One of the best ways to prevent a storm from damaging your home and costing you expensive repairs is to trim your tree branches. You should trim and cut off any branches that are hovering over or near your home. A hurricane can come in and cause any loose branches to fly off and crash into your home. Fall is the best time to trim your trees before the snow falls and causes branches to crack on top of your home.
Seal Your Windows and Doors
A severe storm or hurricane can damage your doors and windows easily letting in water and debris. You won’t be able to repair these areas of your home until the storm is over. You should seal your windows and doors tightly with storm shutters to prevent severe damage. Storm shutters can be closed quickly during a storm to prevent any objects from flying into your home.
Check Your Gutters
An essential step in storm-proofing your home is to inspect and clean your gutters of leaves and other debris. If your gutters are clogged during a rainstorm, then water can overflow onto the sides of your home and cause major structural damage. Make sure that your check your gutters after a snowstorm for any water that may have frozen in your gutters. Ice can clog your gutters and even cause them to rip and tear.
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