Protect Windows and Doors
Severe winds can enter through your doors and windows. If they are made of glass, they can shatter and cause harm to humans and pets alike. Secure your windows and doors so that they do not break and fall down easily. Use materials that are impact resistance and install safety shutters. In addition, have your doors open outward to lessen the impact of the powerful force of the wind.
Make Your Roof Stronger
A degraded roof can become your biggest problem in the future. The roof is one of the first to get hit by wind and hail storms. Regardless of the severity of the damage to your roof, take action accordingly. Choose roofing materials that can hold out against strong winds.
Remove Risky Shrubbery and Trees
Trees and their branches can fall on your house in the course of a storm. They can even fly and enter your home, causing injuries and destruction to anything they hit. To prevent structural damages due to trees and branches, get rid of them once they pose a problem to you.
Make Your Ridge Vents Storm-resistant
If your ridge vents are not durable enough, water can enter fast in the event of extreme weather conditions. Once the water penetrates your ridges, it goes down to the ceiling and into your home. If you see that your ridge vents already need some replacement, buy those that are water-resistant.
Outdoor Furniture Can Become a Threat
BBQ grill, tables, chairs, and cars may become your enemies once they attack your house during a strong storm. If you are aware of a coming wind or hail storm, secure any of your outdoor furniture that you think can blow in the direction of your home. You can store them in your garage or tie them tightly to a particular spot.
With the right planning and preparation, you can protect your home and property from the destruction brought on by wind and hail storms. Another way to arm yourself is to purchase homeowner’s insurance. At Brad Spurgeon Insurance Agency Inc., we take pride in making sure that our clients are well-protected at prices they can afford. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact our agency at (409) 945-4746 or Click Here to request a free quote.