One of the worst things that can happen to your home is for it to get severely damaged by a powerful storm. Every year, millions of dollars’ worth of properties end up getting destroyed by storms and hurricanes. In many cases, the damage could have been averted had the homeowners storm-proofed their home ahead of time.
Don’t become a statistic. Use these storm-proofing ideas straight from one of the most trusted local roofing contractors.
Clean Up Your Yard
Every time a hurricane hits an area, Debris is responsible for some of the most damaging kinds of storm damage. Strong winds can pick up objects and hurl it straight towards your home, causing damage and putting residents at risk. Clear up your yard as soon as you hear news about an incoming hurricane. Get rid of chairs, tables, toys and anything else that could get blown toward your home.
Replace Old Siding
Dilapidated siding panels are no longer as water-resistant as newer ones. To make things worse, there’s also a good chance that those panels are no longer structurally strong enough to protect the walls behind them. We can perform exterior siding installation ahead of time and replace weak aging siding panels with more weather-resistant options.
Protect Windows and Doors
Windows and doors feature glass panels that can easily be shattered by strong winds and debris. To prevent them from getting severely damaged by a hurricane, have storm shutters installed over them. Storm shutters can be easily installed and then removed, so we can always take them off when the weather is calm again.
Check Those Gutters
Strong rains can cause just as much damage as the strong winds associated with hurricanes. Make sure water is safely channeled away from the rest of your home, which means your gutters must be in perfect condition. If you think your gutter system is prone to overflowing or if you see signs of leaks, we can have it replaced ASAP. Typical estimates for gutter replacement cost nothing compared to the potential cost of extensive repairs to deal with severe moisture damage.
Allegiant Roofing is one of the leading sources of storm-proofing solutions in West Chester, OH, and other parts of Ohio. Give us a call at (937) 660-6312, or fill out this contact form for a free estimate.