While October was sunny and beautiful, it looks like a fall storm is headed our way! Storms with high winds have the potential to cause extensive damage to your home and property. By taking a few precautions before a storm hits some of the hazards presented by the weather can be avoided.
Insurance – Review your home insurance policy to make sure it covers weather hazards common to your area. Knowing your policy well before a storm hits is crucial to understanding what will be covered.
Landscaping – Make sure trees and limbs aren’t within reach of landing on your home or car should they fall. Secure lighter items (such as garbage and recycling bins) so they are not potential hazards in strong wind.
Roofing – How is your roof doing? Knowing the condition of your roof will inform you if you need to inspect it before a storm in coming. If you are putting in a new roof, make sure everything is up to date with recommended practices.
Doors and windows – Any weakness in your doors or windows will be revealed in a big wind storm. Properly secure all doors, including the garage door. Storm shutters can help to protect more fragile or older windows.
Power outages – Wind storms have the potential to knock out power for hours and possibly days. Have flash lights and batteries at the ready and read our previous post on ways to prepare for a power outage.
After the storm – Thoroughly inspect your home and property for damage, especially broken glass and roof damage. Examine the area around your home for downed trees, misplaced debris and other damages.
If you experience any storm damage, Kennedy Restoration is always here to expertly assist you in any and all repairs.