Bracing Your Home for Summer Storms | SERVPRO of Alamo Heights
The summer season is great here in the San Antonio area for many reasons, but not for severe weather! Severe storms can pop up at any time and can wreak havoc on our community without much forewarning.
We are no strangers to wind, rain, hail, tornadoes and certainly flooding situations in the summer and early fall, so staying prepared for any situation can help you avoid widespread or costly damages.
Are you ready to prepare your home for severe weather? Read on to learn about some easy ways to be ready for the next storm before it is even forecasted.
If you are diligent about taking care of your yard, you are already halfway there when it comes to storm preparation! Maintaining a clean and tidy yard is one of the best ways to prevent wind, water and impact damages.
Trim your trees regularly and remove debris or fallen branches off of your property promptly, and keep your gutters cleared of leaves. You should also take the time to pick up your yard often and put away toys, lawn equipment and anything else that could be used as a projectile in a storm.
Another place to focus on is your roof! Your roof is vulnerable to water damage if it is not in good condition or is missing shingles. Take the time to repair any damage you see or install fresh shingles if any of yours are missing or broken.
Storm preparation doesn’t usually take much, if any, extra money from your budget in order to be effective. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t make some upgrades for an added layer of protection!
Installing storm shutters is one of the best ways to prevent wind and water damage. If your windows can’t break, the wind and water can’t get in and cause chaos inside your home. Is your property lined with trees? Consider buying gutter guards for your gutter system to keep leaves and other yard debris from falling into it.
Lastly, your outbuildings can have bracings installed or roof reinforcements added to help keep them intact when the wind picks up.
Once your home is ready for the weather, stay current on the weekly forecasts and take action as soon as the warnings are issued. If you suffer storm damage, do not worry. The SERVPRO of Alamo Heights restoration team will be there for you whenever you need us.
Was your home damaged in a storm? Call us at SERVPRO of Alamo Heights to start restoration, 24⁄7.