Since storms seem to be getting stronger these days, protecting your home should be a priority. In addition to protecting against structural damage, you also want to prevent looting and other problems. If you want to protect your home from the next storm, here are some tips that will help you stay safe and reduce the impact that storms have on your home:
1. Use Quality GAF Materials that Protect the Roof of Your Home to Prevent Damage
During a storm, the roof is one of the areas of your home that can cause a lot of problems. If you live in an area that is prone to damaging storms, then you need to be prepared. There are different ways to improve your roof, but all should start with having it inspected and completing any repairs that are needed. Repair the roof where it needs it and consider using higher quality materials, like those provided by Jonas Independent Contracting (GAF materials backed by a 50-year warranty) that are resistant to wind damage.
2. Prevent Broken Glass and Looting at your Home During Storms
Your home is vulnerable to broken glass during a storm. So it’s a good idea to invest in improvements that help to protect your home from problems. Adding hurricane windows, shutter and other improvements will help secure your home. These features will also help deter looters from breaking windows and entering your home during a storm. The better the window improvements are, the more secure your home will be.
3. Secure Storage to Prepare for Potentially Damaging Storms
In the most ideal cases, you may know ahead of time when your home may be impacted by a storm. It is best to have secure storage for your home for your most valuable property. Make sure that inventory is in a secure location and protected from problems like water damage and flooding that storms may bring. The secure storage should be reinforced and somewhere that is not at risk of flooding. This is something that can be done with master bedroom closets or other small spaces in your home to reduce costs.
4. Choose Durable Flooring Materials That Can Withstand Water Damage
Some areas of your home are more vulnerable to flooding than others. Choosing the right type of flooring can help keep damage and repair costs to a minimum if flooding occurs. Jonas Independent Contracting uses quality flooring materials to repair and replace floors after storm damage has occurred.
These are some tips to help protect your home from the problems that storms bring. Call Jonas Independent Contracting at 704-956-0221 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how we can help prepare or repair homes from storm damage.