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Protect Your Home from Strong Thunderstorms | SERVPRO of East Brownsville & South Padre Island

6/17/2024 (Permalink)

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Easy Steps to Shield Your Home Against Nature’s Fury

Living in areas prone to strong thunderstorms can be both exhilarating and nerve-wracking. While the spectacular displays of lightning and rumbling thunder can be awe-inspiring, they also bring with them the potential for damage to your home. But fear not! With a few easy prevention steps, you can fortify your home against nature’s fury and ensure your peace of mind during stormy weather.

Assess Your Surroundings

Ahead of a strong storm, take some time to assess your surroundings. Are there any trees that could potentially fall onto your home during a storm? Are your gutters clear of debris to prevent water damage? These are essential questions to consider when preparing your home for the upcoming weather challenges.

According to a study conducted by the National Severe Storms Laboratory, strong winds during thunderstorms are a leading cause of property damage. By trimming overhanging branches and securing loose outdoor items, you can significantly reduce the risk of damage to your property.

Reinforce Your Roof

Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements, making it crucial to ensure its integrity before the storm season arrives. Research from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety indicates that reinforcing roof structures can mitigate the risk of damage during high winds.

SERVPRO of East Brownsville & South Padre Island recommends inspecting your roof for loose or damaged shingles and securing them promptly. Additionally, consider investing in hurricane straps or clips to strengthen the connection between your roof and walls, reducing the likelihood of structural damage during severe weather events.

Invest in Storm Shutters

Windows and glass doors are vulnerable points in your home’s defense against strong thunderstorms. Flying debris propelled by high winds can easily shatter unprotected windows, leading to interior damage and potential injuries.

Studies conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) emphasize the effectiveness of storm shutters in preventing window breakage during severe storms. Installing storm shutters or impact-resistant glass can provide an extra layer of protection for your home and family.

Don’t wait until the next storm is looming on the horizon. Take proactive steps now to safeguard your home against nature’s wrath.

Contact SERVPRO of East Brownsville & South Padre Island for fast storm restoration.

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