Hurricane season, which starts this June, goes together with wind damage. Even if you live in an area where hurricanes are not expected, localized storms can cause a extensive damage, costing billions each year in the United States. Homeowners in Superior can take precautions before a storm hits to reduce the chance of wind damage to their house:
- Secure or store any items that could come loose in a major wind storm. This includes tools, toys, patio furniture, portable grills, and trash cans.
- Repair or replace any loose fence boards and ensure that gates are closed.
- Check trees for branches that are unhealthy or overhanging the house and have them removed.
- Repair any loose roof shingles, siding, and shutters that could tear off in high winds.
- Inspect the condition of your garage door. This is also a good opportunity to familiarize yourself with the manual garage door override in case of a power outage.