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How to Prepare Your Home for Severe Weather

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Spring is here and, as the temperature rises, so does the risk of severe weather.  According to the National Climatic Data Center, the Unites States averages over 1,253 tornadoes every year causing mass destruction to homes and businesses.  Even entire cities can be demolished by a single storm.  Severe weather is no joke.  Taking time to prepare your home for when disaster strikes can be instrumental in protecting your family and your property.

 

Here are 4 ways to prepare your home for severe weather:

 

Steel Entry Doors are Best Steel entry doors perform better than other types during heavy storms.  They are less prone to being ripped off the frame and are heavier and stronger than a metal door.

Landscaping Alternatives Rather than using heavy stones or pebbles in your landscaping design, utilize softer shredded bark.  During periods of high wind, rocks can cause damage to windows when blown around.

Roof Protection Not all shingles are created equal.  Shingles rated Class 3 or 4 by UL 2218 or FM 4473 can better protect your roof from hail damage.  Consider installing them when replacing the roof.

Garage Door Braces & Roof Clips Garage door braces and roof clips can be functional ways to keep the door and roof intact during periods of high wind.  Although these products are not overly expensive, their installation is best left to a professional.

 

Following these 4 tips will make your home better prepared for when the next storm comes.  Unfortunately, even the best planning cannot completely safeguard a property from damage.  If your home has suffered storm damage, trust the team at Custom Installations for your repair needs.  We offer window installations, roof restorations, and more.  As a locally owned and operated contracting firm, we take pride in servicing the community in which we live and work.

 

Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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