Believe it or not, but we’re currently in hurricane season. Though the skies may seem sunny and blue now, you should be thinking ahead just in case. The best way to prepare you and your family for a storm is to prepare your house first. These 3 tips can save not only your home from excessive storm damage, but can save you a large sum of money in the long run.
A Roof Above Your Head
Have you had a leak recently in your roof? Or has it been awhile since you’ve had it looked at? The number one way that most people suffer damage to their home is insufficient roof protection. Whether it be through general lack of upkeep or ignoring a problem, it’ll be much more difficult to ignore a larger problem with your roof once a storm hits. The best way to make sure your first line of defense is at its peak it could be is through regular roof maintenance. At the bottom of every roof is your rain gutter – be sure they are clear!
Trees are a great addition to any landscape. They are also a danger when it comes to branches hanging closely above your home. Overgrown or poorly maintained trees and other greenery can become hazardous during high winds. A way to prevent any tree damage to your house is to trim or remove any tree branches that could fall near or onto your home. And of course be sure there are no branches close to your power line!
Secure Your Home
General house maintenance is the best defense against any storm. Before any inclement weather comes on the horizon, you should think of investing in non-decorative window shutters and garage door braces in an effort to make sure your windows and garage door don’t blow away with the storm. Another great tip is to consider investing in an automatic whole house generator. You never know how long a power outage can go on for, and the last thing you want is to be stuck in the dark. When the power goes out, in mere seconds the generator comes on and transfers power. When the power comes back on, the generator automatically restores utility company power to your home.
Are You Ready for a Storm?
Air Group can help you prepare your home’s first defenses against a hurricane. Give us a call at 1-800-545-1020 or just click here to schedule an appointment today!