Preventing as Much Storm Damage as Possible
A storm can cause damage no matter what you do. However, what you do will determine how much damage you will receive from the storm. Prevent as much as you can!
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Preventing as Much Storm Damage as PossibleStorm damage can be completely detrimental and there are many people that have a hard timeunderstanding how they can recover. One of the best ways to ease your recovery process is totake a substantial amount of time to prepare for a storm, to ensure the damage does not occur. Time Matters First, you should work carefully and make sure that you are giving yourself enough time before the storm hits. There is a lot of storm damage that can be prevented and as you are working with your home, you should prepare early to ensure you have enough time to be totally prepared. When you procrastinate you may also find that you arenot able to gain access to the supplies that you need to be successful. There are a lot of peoplethat cannot gain access to the supplies that they want because other people have purchased all ofthe supplies from the local stores.Preparing Your HomeSecond, as you are preparing your home you may be surprised with hos basic some of thesupplies are going to be. Plywood is a great example of a basic supply that is going to dowonders for your ability to be able to protect your home.When you use plywood all that you have to do is nail the plywood up to protect your windowsand any glass doors that you have. During the storms, you may see flying debris and when youhave plywood protecting your windows and doors you can minimize the chances of damage.Flying debris can break through your windows and even break through your doors that haveglass on them. If flying debris breaks through your door, it will not only damage your home butyou also have to realize that it may be dangerous for everyone that is inside of the home.Strapping Down the RoofThird, if you know that there are going to bestrong winds or if you the storm that is headingtowards you is a hurricane, you are going to haveto use a hurricane strap. Hurricane straps are
going to ensure that your roof is going to stay strongly attached to your house.When you are using a hurricane strap, you have to be sure that you are going to secure it wellahead of time. After you secure the hurricane strap, you can be sure that the roof is not going tolift off of your home and you want to make sure that you find the right straps for your home.You may even be able to minimize your cost of insurance if you have hurricane straps attachedto your home. The storm damage that occurs when your roof blows off of your home issignificant and you have to be well aware of the dangers that come with a blown off roof.A roof is your protector and when it blows off you will find that many foreign objects may enteryour home. Get yourself hurricane straps and have them secured properly before the stormblows into your city. Following these steps, you will ensure to prevent a lot of hurricanedamage!