Between the high winds, heavy rain, and occasional hailstones, summer storms can do a lot of damage. Learn what you can do to beef up the protection and make your home more storm resistant.
1. Start with the roof
The roof and the windows are the two most important areas to protect from storm damage. Once these are damaged, other areas of the home are vulnerable. During storms, the roof is subject to high pressure from heavy winds.
Assess your roof. Is it new and in good shape, ready to withstand a storm? Or is it aging with crumbling shingles that would fly off if hit by hurricane winds? Rather than guess, schedule a roofing inspection. A roofing professional will assess the condition of your roof and make their recommendations for roof repairs or replacement.