Severe storms can occur throughout the year. Whether it’s a hailstorm, strong winds or another form of extreme weather, many homes could experience significant water damage, flooding or destruction – both inside and out. While it is impossible to control the weather, you can take certain measures to help minimize the potential damage storms could cause to your home.
Guard All Main Entry Points
Whenever a major storm hits, entry points like doors and windows usually become the weakest and most vulnerable parts of a home. That’s why it is important to keep them boarded up with storm shutters or plywood to significantly reduce damage. Another option, though quite costly, is to install impact-resistant windows, which crack into spider web patterns when hit instead of completely shattering.
Protect Your Roofing System
If you live in a storm-prone area, then you should consider inspecting your roof periodically. Roof and tree inspections are helpful not only when it comes to storms, but are also good for general maintenance and curb appeal. If you notice your roofing system is not in an optimum condition, then make necessary repairs as soon as possible. In some cases, the damage may be beyond repairs and only a roof replacement will suffice. We can inspect your roof and make certain that it is able to withstand any coming storms.
Secure Loose Objects
Unsecured objects lying outside your home can become airborne projectiles when swept up by strong winds, and you never know where they’ll end up. So, it’s important to tie down or securely fasten anything that could become a projectile. Consider having trees trimmed to prevent instances of falling branches on your home as well.
iRestore Stl is the company to call for all your residential roofing projects. Get in touch with us today, and get a FREE estimate by calling (618) 217-0070 or by filling out our contact form. We’d love to hear from you. We serve Swansea, IL, and the surrounding areas.