Storm season is a difficult time for people in Florida. While most people just go along with their normal activities, others want to ensure that their home is ready for any impending storms. There are several things you can do that will help to protect what’s likely your largest investment.
Ideally, you will start the process long before a storm is threatening the area. This helps you to ensure that your home is as prepared as possible.
Have a roof inspection
The roof protects a home from the top down. While shingles lifting is highly possible during a major storm, you can reduce the risk of this occurring by having a roof inspection done now. This gives the roofers a chance to address trouble spots so you can protect your home.
Choose high-impact windows
Flying objects are a huge risk to glass windows. High-impact windows can withstand this better than normal windows. If you don’t have the option of installing this type of window, you should plan on boarding the windows up when there’s an impending storm.
Plan for securement of outdoor items
Outdoor items become flying projectiles in high winds. Instead of leaving them to fly around, plan to secure them before the winds start. This could mean bringing some items indoors or placing them in a shed or another structure.
Even with all the preparation possible, your home may still sustain damage in a storm. If this occurs, you should ensure that you contact your insurance company to get your claim going. There’s a chance that your insurer won’t provide you with the benefits you need to get your home back to the condition it was in prior to the storm. If this occurs, be sure to exercise your legal rights to get the benefits you deserve.