Protecting your home from storms is crucial for safeguarding your property and ensuring your family’s safety.

Storms can strike unexpectedly, putting your home at risk of damage. Readyr is here with essential tips to help you proactively protect your home from storm damage. 

Understanding Storm Preparedness

Weather Monitoring: Stay informed about local weather forecasts and storm alerts through reliable sources.

Emergency Kit: Prepare an emergency kit with essentials like flashlights, batteries, first aid supplies, and important documents.


Exterior Preparations

  1. Secure Outdoor Furniture and Objects

Wind Hazards: Strong winds can turn outdoor items into projectiles. Secure or bring inside patio furniture, garden tools, and other loose objects.

Trim Trees: Prune overhanging branches to prevent them from causing damage during storms.

  1. Inspect and Reinforce Doors and Windows

Sturdy Shutters: Install storm shutters to protect windows from flying debris.

Weather Stripping: Ensure doors and windows have proper weather stripping to prevent water infiltration.

  1. Gutter Maintenance

Clear Debris: Regularly clean gutters and downspouts to prevent clogs and water buildup.

Securely Attached: Ensure gutters are securely attached to the house to withstand heavy rainfall.


Roofing Precautions

  1. Roof Inspection

Check for Damages: Regularly inspect the roof for loose or damaged shingles. Replace or repair as needed.

Professional Inspection: Schedule professional roof inspections to identify hidden vulnerabilities.

  1. Reinforce with Hurricane Straps

Strap Installation: Consider installing hurricane straps to reinforce the connection between your roof and walls.

Consult Professionals: Seek advice from roofing professionals for the best reinforcement options.


Interior Measures

  1. Sump Pump Installation

Basement Protection: Install a sump pump in the basement to prevent water accumulation during heavy rains.

Regular Testing: Test the sump pump regularly to ensure it functions when needed.

  1. Elevate Electrical Systems

Raise Appliances: Elevate electrical appliances, wiring, and circuit breakers in basements or areas prone to flooding.

Professional Assistance: Consult with electricians for safe elevation solutions.


Emergency Planning

Family Emergency Plan: Develop a family emergency plan, including evacuation routes and meeting points.

Emergency Contacts: Keep a list of emergency contacts, including local authorities and utility providers.


Insurance Coverage

Review Policies: Regularly review and update your home insurance policies to ensure they adequately cover storm-related damages.

Flood Insurance: Consider adding flood insurance for comprehensive protection.


Post-Storm Inspection

Thorough Assessment: After a storm, conduct a thorough inspection of your home for damages.

Prompt Repairs: Address any damages promptly to prevent further issues.

Stay ahead of storms, stay protected. With Readyr, you’re not just weathering the storm; you’re fortifying your home for a resilient tomorrow.

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