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With Winter behind us, the beautiful Spring flowers and weather is here! Unfortunately, Spring can also be a time for severe storms in the United States. Storm damages can cause significant damages to your home or business, but how can you be better prepared? There are several ways to protect your property from storm damages, and we will go over each one below!
Be Aware of the Weather
Checking the weather on a regular basis can help to keep your home safe from storm damages. If you know severe weather is coming, you can be better prepared. Always have flashlights, batteries, and a radio to stay on top of the weather news. Flash flooding and other dangerous weather conditions can happen quickly. Being prepared can keep you and your family safe.
Keep Your Gutters Clean
Surprisingly, your gutters can cause damages to your home. Gutters that become clogged with debris can lead to water damages. Always keep your gutters and downspouts clean. This simple step can keep water from entering your home.
Remove any Limbs Over Your Roof
Limbs that hang above your roof or home might seem like welcoming shade, but these limbs can cause major damages. Limbs can easily break off during a severe storm. These limbs can damage your roof, rip holes in windows, and destroy your siding. Have your trees pruned regularly to avoid any water damages from limbs.
Check Roofing Shingles
Your roof shingles are in place to protect the interior of your home. If any shingles become damaged or lost, it is a perfect storm for water damages. Water damages from roof shingles are widespread. Regularly check your roofing shingles for any damages. A simple check could save you from mold and water damages in the future!