Your home is your sanctuary—but is it safe? That’s a question that most homeowners ponder during stormy seasons. No one should have to be afraid of whether their home will hold up during the next storm. There are ways you can rid your home of vulnerabilities and have peace of mind. Let’s discuss how you can protect your home from storm damage.
Have Your Roof Inspected
Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements. To get ready for the next stormy season, you may want to have your roof inspected by an expert contractor. This will disclose any vulnerabilities or damage to your roof. Then, you’ll have time to get your roof repaired or replaced before the next storm arrives.
Protect Your Windows
Make sure your windows are completely closed and consider covering them with storm shutters or boarding them up, depending on the severity of the incoming storm. If your windows are older or are already cracked, you may want to consider having them replaced before the next storm rolls through. Unreliable windows are susceptible to breaking and spreading water damage and debris throughout your home.
Consider a Siding Installation
If you are concerned about the exterior of your home, you should research siding installations. There are multiple types of siding available from vinyl to fiber cement—all of which are designed to withstand the elements and help reinforce your home. A thick armor of siding around your home is much more reliable than a thin coat of paint on the walls.
Check on Your Gutters
When a storm comes, your gutters take the brunt of heavy rainfall. If your gutters are rusted, leaking, or old, you may want to consider having them replaced. Gutters are meant to draw water away from your home. It is crucial that your gutters can stand strong against the rain and keep your home safe from costly water damage.
If you can’t replace your gutters or are looking for an extra layer of defense, you may want to have gutter guards installed. Gutter guards are a type of gutter protection system that is installed over your existing gutters to filter out debris and keep them from getting clogged and leaking.
Keep Your Yard, Porch & Patio Clear
Do you have chairs out on your patio? How about decorations on the front porch? Did your kids leave toys out on the lawn? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you need to take action immediately. Loose items and furniture quickly become projectiles in a heavy storm or hurricane. Keep your yard, porch, and patio clear of anything that the wind can pick up. Tie down any chairs, tables, or heavier furniture to be safe. You can also bring these items into your garage (just be sure to close your garage door afterward. If the storm is extremely dangerous, you may also want to bring your car into your garage so that it doesn’t get impacted by debris as well.
Contact ALL-TIMATE ROOFING today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you protect your home from storm damage. As an experienced contractor with an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, we can take care of all your home remodeling needs. ALL-TIMATE ROOFING provides storm damage repair services along with replacement services for roofing, gutters, windows, and siding. We also offer insurance claim assistance.