Guide to preparing your home for stormy weather, Architecture advice, House protection help
Tips For Preparing Your House in Stormy Weather
9 Dec 2020
While the spring season of the year is admired for its beauty and the cool atmosphere that comes with it. The spring season is often accompanied by heavy rainfall, high winds, blizzards and tornadoes, and a long list of other things Mother Nature sends our way.
Preparing for the stormy weather is one of the most fantastic things you can do, as you will stand to reduce the damage of the stormy weather and maintain a minimum or no damage to your property, this article contains seven ways you can prepare your home for the stormy weather.
Tips For Preparing Your House For Storms
- Stay informed:
There is no better way to start this list than having you stay informed; one of the best ways to prepare for the storm is to have adequate information. Remember you do not prepare in the storm, you prepare for the storm. So stay informed, by getting weather reports daily and listen to the forecast. With the age of information, you can easily get this information on your phone, by getting a weather app.
Enable push notification on your weather apps, so you do not have to miss updates at any time they come in, this way you can adequately prepare
- Make sure your trees are taken care of:
We all fancy having a beautiful tree-filled environment, it makes our homes colorful and adds to our health. However, your trees can do the greatest damage to your property or the property of your neighbor, when they are not well taken care of. Ensure overgrown branches are cut off and trees that look shaken are completely taken off by a certified arborist.
This way you will not have your trees falling on your property or your neighbors. Getting insurance against tree damage can also be a massive boost for you, during stormy weather.
- Clean and secure your gutters:
Research has it that, diverting water at least 10 feet away from your home is a best practice to keep flood water away. Much more than keeping the flood away, having a good drainage system is a blessing you can always count on doing stormy weather, you will keep water away from your roof and from entering your basement.
A good way to prepare for the stormy weather will be to regularly check the gutters and ensure there is no blockage of any sort and it is flowing to the right spot.
- Check to seal all openings in your house:
For wind to get into your house and cause damage, sometimes a single opening is enough, and this is why you will need to block off all openings and stay free. Ensure the openings for the air conditioners are properly sealed, while your windows and doors remain shut.
This may not seem like too much to do, but doing this will keep your home safe and secure doing stormy weather.
- Get an emergency kit:
To keep the home safe during stormy weather, you will need a long list of emergency kits, and this includes a generator to serve as a backup source for power when your source goes off and test to ensure your connections are right. You will need a sump pump, as important as the generator, you have to take the water away when it eventually starts getting into the house and a sump pump is your best bet.
In addition to the above, you will need flashlights, blankets, first aid kits and extra batteries of all sizes to keep the lights on, and other essential kits necessary to stay alive.
- Update your insurance policy:
You may not seem to gain much from the insurance firms when natural disasters happen, regardless of what the case will be. Having an insurance policy on some parts of your properties such as tree damage and others will guarantee you do not lose it all to stormy weather.
- Prepare a safe place for yourself and your family:
Call it the emergency code, a safe place is what you will need when stormy weather comes. This can be in your basement or somewhere away from town, whatever may be the case, ensure there is a safe alternative to keep you and your family, if you are a pet lover: you will need one for your pets too. Having the best HVAC equipment in place, at your safe place will ensure you and your family stay in the best ventilation system. Keeping them warm and free from toxic air.
Good Tips for preparing your home for stormy weather
While the spring season of the year is admired for its beauty and the cool atmosphere that comes with it, the spring season is often accompanied by heavy rainfall, high winds, blizzards and tornadoes, and a long list of other things Mother Nature sends our way.
Preparing for the stormy weather is one of the most fantastic things you can do, as you will stand to reduce the damage of the stormy weather and maintain a minimum or no damage to your property. This article contains seven ways you can prepare your home for the stormy weather.
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