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When it comes to protecting your home from weather damage, you can do a few key things to keep it in top condition. First, regular maintenance and inspection are important, as is keeping an eye on the forecast and taking action when severe weather is expected.
Here Are Some Specific Measures You Can Take
Inspect Your Home Regularly
One of the best ways to prevent exterior damage to your home is to inspect it regularly. This means taking a close look at all the different elements of your home’s exterior, from the roof to the gutters to the siding.
Look for any signs of wear or tear and any areas that may be particularly vulnerable to damage. For example, calling a professional for your roof cleaning and regularly inspecting your gutters and downspouts can help you spot any blockages that could cause water to back up and cause damage to your home.
Keep an Eye on the Forecast
Another important measure you can take to protect your home from weather damage is to keep an eye on the forecast. This way, you can be prepared for any severe weather that may be headed your way.
In addition, if you know a storm is coming, you can take steps to secure any loose items around your home and make sure everything is in good condition before the bad weather hits.
Take Action When Severe Weather Is Expected
If you know severe weather is on the way, you can take a few steps to help minimize the damage it could cause. First, if possible, try to park your car in a garage or under a carport to protect it from hail or high winds.
You should also bring any outdoor furniture inside or secure it, so it doesn’t blow away. Finally, if you have time before the bad weather hits, trim any tree branches that could fall and cause damage.
Trim Trees and Shrubs
Trees and shrubs should be trimmed on a regular basis to prevent them from causing damage to the home. For example, overhanging branches can scratch or dent siding, and weak branches can fall and cause damage to windows or doors.
In addition, trimming trees and shrubs can help to prevent them from becoming uprooted during high winds.
Install Storm Shutters
Storm shutters can provide an added layer of protection for windows and doors during severe weather. They should be installed on all exterior openings and secured in place before a storm hits.
Keep an Emergency Kit on Hand
In the event that severe weather does cause damage to your home, it is important to have an emergency kit on hand. This should include supplies such as food, water, first-aid supplies, and a flashlight.
Having an emergency kit will help you to be prepared in the event that you need to evacuate your home.
Taking these measures can help protect your home from exterior damage caused by weather conditions. Regular inspection and maintenance are key, as is keeping an eye on the forecast and taking action when severe weather is expected. Following these tips can help keep your home in top condition all year long.
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