With April showers approaching quickly, you have to be sure your home is ready to withstand the coming weather. Damaged caused by winter weather can often be worsened by wind and rain, leaving homeowners without the proper protection from rain and wind.
Gutters are your home’s first line of defense against heavy rains, because of this, it is important to make sure your gutters are ready when bad weather strikes. Prepare your gutters by having all debris removed and checking for leaks using water from the hose. Additionally, ensuring that the downspouts do their job of carrying water away from the foundation of your home. Having the gutters inspected by certified professionals to ensure they are secured to your home and are in working order will have you ready for a stress-free spring!
Aside from having your gutters serviced, we also recommend having your roof and basement inspected. To the average homeowner, it can be hard to spot a leak, or a leak in the making, if it’s not raining. Getting ahead a leak will not only save you money on repairs, but it also protects your home and belongings from potential water damage. If you suspect that your roof is in need of repair before inclement weather, consider contacting a roofing professional in your area today. Waiting until after a storm could mean a longer wait time or even more costly repairs.
There are some simple things you can do around your home to prepare for a storm! Start by bringing inside or securing outdoor belongings, such as furniture, grills, sheds, potted plants and trash cans. This will minimize damage to your home and property and prevent the loss of your belongings. You should also check the seals on your windows and even the doors, resealing where it’s necessary. This will not only protect your home from water damage, it will also reduce the cost of heating and cooling your home!
Don’t fall victim to the coming downpours of April and May, follow these simple steps to ensure your home is ready to withstand coming weather and avoid costly repairs. Staying on top of necessary maintenance will not only save you from dealing with damages later, it will prolong the life of your home.