4 Tips to Protect Your Property from Wind Damage

One of the worst months for storms to cause heavy wind damage is in the month of June? June is part of tornado and hurricane season.

Tornadoes have become worse over the years, and are caused by sudden clashes of warm and cold air. Even if a tornado doesn’t touch down, the conditions cause fast moving winds that can lead to major storm damage for commercial and residential property owners.

Hurricanes and tropical storms move quickly toward the coast all summer long, and they can leave serious damage in their wake.

So this year play is safe. A summer day spent on risk management may not sound the most fun, but you’ll feel good knowing that you’re prepared for any storm warnings that come your way.

4 Tips to Protect Your Property from Wind Damage

Wind damage can peel off shingles and tile from your roof or cause cracks in a home’s siding.  This makes it possible for rain to cause water damage. Strong winds can also turn loose objects into projectiles that can be flung against the house to break windows and damage walls. The best protection against wind damage involves preventive maintenance . Here are some tips to get started:

1. Inspect Your Roof.

If you have loose shingles or other damage to your roof, a wind storm could make it much worse. Consider hiring an inspector or roofing professional to evaluate the integrity of your roof.

2. Inspect Trees.

Dead or dying trees can be a serious danger during a wind storm, as they can be toppled on to your house or car with one big gust. Summer is the best time to look over your landscape plantings because dead branches are obvious; they don’t have any leaves. If you’re worried about a large tree that’s too close to your house, call an arborist for pruning or removal.

3. Create an Emergency Plan.

Consider enabling the emergency alerts on your cellphone to get the latest updates. If you’re in tornado country, consider where you will shelter during a weather warning. If you need to evacuate due to a hurricane, where will you go? Build a disaster kit with food, water, and first aid supplies so you’re ready for the worst.

4. Secure Outdoor Furniture.

Patio furniture, umbrellas and other outdoor furniture can become very dangerous in high winds. Have a secure place to store these items when you get a storm warning, or consider using a bungee cord to tether them to a sturdy fence or building so they can’t blow away.

​Taking time to prepare for wind storms now can improve the odds of keeping your property safe. Make these moves today, and you can enjoy a safe and happy summer.

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