It’s never too early to prepare for something that can potentially cause major problems down the line. This is especially true during Atlantic hurricane season. It may not be for a while yet, but a storm can develop as early as May because weather is nothing if not unpredictable. To better protect your home from storm damage, you’ll need to take the necessary precautions. Pro Quality Construction Inc., the trusted roofing contractor in the area, lists some useful tips here.
- Know your hurricane risk. A hurricane is not limited to coastal areas. Even those who live further inland can experience high winds and heavy rainfall when the hurricane makes landfall. You’ll just need to assume they will reach your area, as well, so make sure you have an emergency plan in place. While keeping your home intact during hurricane season is important, you should prioritize your safety first.
- Strengthen your home. There are many ways to do this. You should, for example, have the gutters cleared and the drains decluttered to reduce the potential of leaks and gutter collapse. Consider adding storm shutters to your windows, and any outdoor furniture and equipment should be secured–if overlooked, strong winds can pick them up and have them crashing against your home. If there are trees and shrubs getting too close to your roof and home, cut them back immediately.
- Have your roof inspected. You should also turn to a reliable storm damage restoration company like Pro Quality Construction for a comprehensive roof evaluation. We’ll take care of any issues your system may have so they don’t worsen and contribute to further damage once an actual hurricane comes. It’s not just the exterior side of your roof we’ll inspect–our skilled and trained crew will also take a close look inside your attic for other warning signs.
- Understand your homeowner insurance coverage. Nobody would want their home devastated by a hurricane and no insurance to cover the damage. For this reason, you should check your existing coverage and see if you need to have it updated or augmented. Most homeowners insurance covers wind or hail damage, but if your area is prone to flooding, you should consider buying additional flood insurance. Have these taken care of now before a storm arrives since the policy will not go into effect for 30 days.
Pro Quality Construction Inc. is the roof replacement and storm damage restoration company you can count on for the highest quality service. We’ll make sure your home is prepped and ready for hurricane season with our exceptional roofing solutions. Call us today at (844) 499-7878 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation. We proudly serve the areas in and around Hamilton Township, NJ.