Spring weather brings sunshine, warmer temperatures and rain that can turn dangerous in the blink of an eye. Although you can’t prevent the severe rain and thunderstorms that are synonymous with spring, you can prepare your home for anything that Mother Nature throws your way. How can I prepare my home for thunderstorms?
Clean Your Rain Gutters
When your rain gutters have dirt, leaves and other debris still in their tracts from winter, it leaves your home at a disadvantage for water to potentially overflow and cause damage to your roof and siding. Rain gutters allow a clear path for water to run-off the side of your home, which prevents damage and the potential destruction of your home’s foundation.
The biggest step you can take is to ensure that your rain gutters are clear and have a pathway to allow for any high-speed water to flow off your home. Clean out your gutters once the first signs of spring start peeking in to ensure you’re fully prepared for any storm.
If your home has shutters that cover your windows, ensure they are secured. This will allow your windows to have an added “shield” of protection from any debris or objects being thrown its way during a thunderstorm.
If your windows do not have shutters, use tape or secure wooden boards on the inside side of your window to act as shutters. Additionally, close the blinds and keep shades drawn to prevent any broken glass from flying inwards and harming you or your family.
Checking to see if your shutters are in top condition will ensure your windows and family are fully protected from any breakage that might occur.
Trim the Trees
The trees near your home leave a potentially dangerous situation to unfold if they are not limbed or trimmed after winter has ended. Any lengthy limbs could break off during heavy winds and travel onto your roof, through your windows or take down a powerline near your home.
To prevent this, trim any of your trees so they are not only centered and balanced but to prevent any opportunity to cause more damage down the line.
Put Away Outdoor Furniture
Any outside patio chairs or tables should be put away into the garage or part of your home so they are not subject to the storm’s high winds. If you’re unable to put them in a garage, secure them to the ground so they do not become projectiles that can harm you or your home.
Install Impact-Ready Windows
Having windows and other additions in your home that are impact-ready allow you to be fully prepared for any intense weather thrown your way. At Window World, we offer windows and doors that are designed with inclement weather and those living in the coastal regions in mind. By having the added protection built-into your home ahead of a storm, you can rest assured that your home will survive the most intense weather and the damages they can cause.
For any questions over how to make your home thunderstorm ready, contact Window World TX for a free quote on products to protect your home and family for years to come.