As we move into the Spring and Summer months, homeowners should take precautions to ensure their home is ready for spring and summers storms. Storm preparedness is crucial, no matter what type of home you live in or what kind of vehicles you own. You and your family need the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re ready to withstand any severe weather nature throws your way.
Even the smallest storm prep can go a long way toward helping your home weather the strongest of storms. Today, let’s take a look at some great ways to prepare your home for Spring and Summer storms.
Perform Important Home Maintenance
Your main goal with home storm preparation is to make sure everything is as secure as possible. That means anything that isn’t nailed down or tied down should be brought inside. Anything that could be damaged but cannot be moved should be covered. And most importantly, your main defenses against storms (your roof, doors, and windows) should be in proper working order.
You can perform a visual inspection of your home’s exterior yourself to see if you spot any obvious issues. If you notice broken or missing shingles, dark spots, or other damage, you may need to call in a professional roofing contractor to perform an inspection. The same goes for your doors and windows – if they’re in bad shape, they won’t do their job well during the coming storm season.
Examine Your Trees
If you’ve ever seen the damage a falling tree can do to a roof or a vehicle, you know how dangerous and devastating they can be. Spring and summer storms bring powerful winds and heavy rains that can tear even the toughest trees from the ground. And if you have dead or dying trees on your property, they’ll be far more likely to fall first.
Take a close look at each of the trees on your property that lie close to structures, vehicles, or other objects of value. Do they have loose branches that could be broken off or knocked down by a strong wind? Do they look gray, dead, or sickly? If your answer is yes, you should get in touch with a local tree removal service ASAP.
Create a Storm Preparation Strategy
Once you know your property is secure, it’s time to focus on what matters most: the people you love. Remember, it never matters how much money you’ve spent on your possessions or how many valuables you have – the people in your home always come first.
The first chance you get, sit down with your loved ones and formulate a home storm safety plan. Discuss everything that could potentially happen and what steps each family member should take to ensure their safety. Always keep a stock of non-perishable goods, including food that can be prepared without electricity/heat. You should also keep other important items around like blankets, first aid kits, flashlights, candles, matches, charged batteries, bottled water, and other necessities.
Contact an Expert
If you want to be totally sure your home is ready for the worst Spring and Summer storms, you might need to call in the professionals. At Best Choice Roofing, we can perform a thorough inspection of your roof and surrounding property to ensure you’ll be totally secure during even the toughest storms nature can conjure. For more information on our services, fill out our online contact form.