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What Can Storms Do to Your Home? How Can You Prevent Damage?

5/20/2023 (Permalink)

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What Can Storms Do to Your Home? How Can You Prevent Damage?

When a storm hits, it can cause much damage to your home. From strong winds to heavy rain, storms can wreak havoc on your property and cause significant structural damage.

Some of the damage that can be done to your home during a storm include:

  1. Roof damage:
  • Strong winds can cause shingles to blow off your roof, exposing it to water damage. This can lead to leaks and further damage to your home's interior.
  1. Water damage:
  • Heavy rain can also lead to water damage inside your home, especially if your roof is damaged or your gutters are clogged.
  1. Debris damage:
  • Flying debris during a storm can cause damage to your windows, doors, and siding.
  1. Electrical damage:
  • Lightning strikes can cause electrical damage to your home and appliances.
  • Power surges can also occur when power is restored after a storm.
  1. Foundation damage:
  • Heavy rains and flooding can cause foundation damage to your home's structure.

So, what can you do to prevent damage to your home during a storm? Here are some tips:

  1. Regular maintenance:
  • Regularly maintaining your roof, gutters, and windows can prevent damage during a storm.
  • Make sure to clean your gutters and remove any debris that might clog them.
  1. Reinforce your roof:
  • You can reinforce your roof with materials like hurricane clips and straps to prevent damage during high winds.
  1. Seal your windows and doors:
  • Sealing your windows and doors can prevent water and debris from entering your home.
  1. Install surge protection:
  • Installing surge protection can help prevent electrical damage during a storm.
  1. Elevate your home:
  • If you live in an area prone to flooding, elevating your home can help prevent foundation damage.

By taking these steps, you can help prevent damage to your home during a storm. However, if your home does sustain any damage, it must be professionally inspected and repaired as soon as possible. A quick response can help prevent further damage and ensure the safety of your home and family.

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