Reduce Your Chances of Storm Damage With Weatherproofing | SERVPRO® of Northeast Greenville County
When severe weather is in the forecast, adding extra protection from the weather to your home is a wise move that can save you money. Damages from severe weather are responsible for many claims to homeowners’ insurances, but precautions can go a long way in preventing this from being a problem.
While it is impossible to predict how much damage any storm will do, making a point to increase your weatherproofing efforts will ensure you are ready for whatever forecasts come your way. Here are our favorite tips to make sure your home is protected:
Weatherproofing Measures to Reduce Chances of Storm Damage
Keep Your Shingles in Shape
Regardless of the age of your roof, rain-induced leaks can happen for any number of reasons. The best way to be vigilant against this is by taking a look at your roof regularly. Shingles that clearly need to be replaced are often the first sign that damage might be next—look for tiles that are cracked or missing and repair as soon as possible.
Beat the Weather With Weatherstripping
Installing weatherstripping around doors and windows is a fairly simple task, but it still has major benefits. When heavy rains come through, weatherstripping can seal minute cracks that would allow water to seep through and lead to damages. Weatherstripping is also recommended by Energy.gov as a cost-saving mechanism, as it can reduce electricity bills via extra insulation.
Gut Debris From Your Gutters
Making a habit of twice-yearly gutter cleanings will provide you with a good view of what your overall gutter health is like, but it is also smart to check on them in between as well. Look for any signs that they are not working well the next time that it rains—water draining where it is not supposed to and dry downspouts are two tell-tale signs that something is amiss.
Pick the Right Paint
Exterior paint has gone high-tech in recent years, making it about more than just choosing a preferred shade. Many paints have waterproofing mechanisms and the ability to withstand excessive UV rays, making houses more resilient to weather-related wear and tear. Choosing a paint with these types of technologies might be more of an investment but will likely lead to savings in the long run.
If you have issues with storm damage to your home, we are always here to help. Contact us 24 hours a day for a rapid response.