If it is hurricane season and your area is prone to these storms, you need to be aware of the risks and keep an eye on the weather forecasts. If your local weather authorities state that a hurricane is coming to your area, it is up to you to take the proper steps to secure your property and keep your family and your pets safe.
The last thing that anyone ever wants is to deal with costly damages to their home after a hurricane strikes. Therefore, you have to take steps to make your home as strong as possible against the storm, no matter how old your house is. Continue reading for some very important tips that you can use the next time there is a threat of a hurricane striking in your area.
Store Away All Loose Objects
Garbage cans and other items strewn about your yard and property should be properly stored away before the storm hits. If you have a sturdy shed in your yard, this is the perfect place to put these objects away for keeping until the storm has passed.
Remember that, before the hurricane even hits, harsh winds will hit the area. And the last thing you need is for your garbage cans and other loose objects to go flying into the street, into your windows, or even into your neighbor’s windows. That is why locking them away is the best thing to do.
Protect Your Windows
Windows can easily shatter from the harsh winds that a hurricane produces, so you need to protect them ahead of time.
You can choose to install storm shutters, which are really your best option, or if you do not have shutters, you can instead board them up with planks of wood.
Some people think that putting masking tape on their windows will protect them, but this is false, so don’t even bother.
Deadbolt Your Doors and Secure Your Garage Door
Also make sure that you properly brace your garage as well to prevent harsh winds from getting into the garage and potentially causing the roof to fly off.
Check and Secure Your Roof
You want to make sure that you take a close look at the roof of your home before a storm strikes. Make sure the shingles are securely in place, and use roofing cement to secure any loose ones before they go flying off during the storm. And make any repairs necessary to prevent water from entering your home.
To make sure your home is secure during a hurricane, you have to take the necessary steps before the storm strikes. These include securing all loose objects in sheds, covering your windows with wood or shutters, and making sure your roof is strong enough to withstand the heavy winds and rain that will come with the storm.
Today’s feature writer, Robert Jenkins, works as a sales executive for Rhino Shelters, a company that provides portable shelters and garages for your cars. He has a keen interest in technology and in his spare time, he likes to write blog posts to share his thoughts and ideas.