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3 Ways to Mitigate Wind Damage

8/25/2020 (Permalink)

Brick house missing parts of its roof and broken windows with fallen trees in the yard Wind damage can vary in strength, but if you take precautions, you can mitigate its impact on your home.

After nearly every storm event in our area, we get calls from customers whose homes have wind and water damage. Even mild storms can cause destruction if the conditions are right but fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to mitigate your home’s risk of having wind damage.

  1. Remove trees close to your property. Storms and downed trees go hand-in-hand, but that doesn’t mean your home needs to be at risk. If you have any trees within range of our house, consider having them trimmed or removed—especially if they are sick or dead.
  1. Secure or remove furniture and debris in your yard. Nearly any unsecured object—including furniture, toys, and debris—on your property can be transformed into a projectile. Either fasten these objects or have them temporarily relocated into your home until the storm passes.
  1. Install storm shutters. Even if you completed the above steps, there’s still a possibility something could smash into your windows and cause damage inside your home. Professionally-installed storm shutters are an excellent way to prevent this potential damage.

While there are several ways you can mitigate your home’s risk of having wind damage, there’s no sure way to prevent it completely. Fortunately, if you do have damage, our team at SERVPRO of Alexander & Caldwell Counties is always available to clean up and restore your property. We’re available 24/7 by calling (828) 396-1070!

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