As a homeowner, it's essential that you do everything you can to keep your house and your family as safe as possible. Weather can be annoying, but it can also cause significant damage to a home and even jeopardize the safety and wellbeing of your family.
Here are some great tips that will help you protect your home from serious storm and weather damage:
Replace or upgrade your windows and doors -- Window and door restoration services are great for protecting your home from both the inside and out. "This is one of the most important things you can do, considering a broken window would leave the rest of your home [exposed] to wind, rain and flying debris," said Roman Zrazhevskiy, founder and CEO of Ready To Go Survival. Upgraded windows and doors won't just protect from weather-related issues, but will actually save you money, as well. In fact, heat gain and heat loss through windows are responsible for 25% to 30% of residential heating and cooling energy usage -- so having energy-efficient custom windows and doors installed on your home is a great investment.
Protect your home from flooding -- Flood damage can be incredibly expensive and lead to permanent structural issues. Since flooding can occur anywhere and any time, it's important to pile sandbags around the entrances of your home. "If you cannot acquire sandbags on short notice, fill a few heavy-duty garbage bags one-third of the way with water and place them side by side to supplement," added Zrazhevskiy.
Review your insurance policies -- Before you take any more home security measures, you need to take a thorough look at your insurance policies in order to make sure you and your family are covered for losses incurred as the result of a natural disaster or severe weather damage.
Don't jeopardize your home or your family's safety by neglecting to prepare for major damage. If you want to learn more about how to protect your home from severe weather damage or work with high quality door and window manufactures, give Window and Door Showplace a call.