Storm Damage: Protecting your Home from High Winds
When you sit by the water and enjoy a nice breeze, you probably don’t realize what a powerful force you are dealing with. Wind may be invisible moving air, but when a storm hits, it becomes an awe inspiring force of nature that can be both incredible and terrifying. In 2014, Maryland residents and business owners dealt with over $5.4 million in property damage as a result of wind. Wind can cause significant storm damage that will leave you dealing with cleanup. Storm damage from wind occurs because the force is often too much for a home to bear. It can cause structural damage that leads to destruction and sometimes even water damage.
Protect your Roof
As the top of your home, your roof is the most vulnerable spot. It sticks out like a sore thumb and doesn’t have as durable of a structure as the rest of your house. The best way to avoid wind damage to your roof is to have it professionally installed and inspected. If there’s a big storm on the way and you have enough advanced warning, call your local roofing company to check out the shingles, the connectors, and your attic. Protecting your roof from storm damage is all about taking the proper precautions well before the damage can occur.
Windows and Doors
Your biggest worry when high winds strike will be your windows and your doors. These areas are the most likely to cause injury, and they are vulnerable entry points for water and debris. If your windows or doors are blown away, you’ll find yourself dealing with shattered glass, splintered wood, and broken belongings. Wind will have an easier entry point, and you will have to seek safety. One way to protect yourself is to invest in permanent shutters that can be easily closed, or board up your windows or doors in the face of a storm. If a storm strikes suddenly, find a safe place to take cover away from your windows and doors.
Contact SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor for Storm Damage Cleanup
Contact SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor if you find yourself cleaning up storm damage in your Butte County home. Our experts can help deal with dangerous cleanups, and restore your home to the safe and secure environment it was before forceful winds struck. We will come in and identify the problem. When we leave, your home and your life will be back to normal. For more information on SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor’s Services, call 530-899-9141