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Preparing Your Home for Heavy Storms

Your home is more than just the place where you and your family live; it’s also an investment, one worth protecting. Storms can deal a good bit of damage to your home, but getting things ready beforehand can help. We wanted to take some time today to talk about a few things you can do to prepare your home for an upcoming storm.

storm tips

Clear Branches and Trim Trees

Dead tree limbs can get caught up in living ones, and storms have a tendency to knock them down. There’s no telling where a branch may land after getting caught up in a gust of wind. It could fly at someone, or could cause damage to your house, which is why it’s best if you have any trees on your property trimmed before a storm.

Clean Out Your Gutters

Your home’s gutter system works overtime when hit by a storm, but it can’t function properly if it’s clogged up. Leaves, sticks, and other debris will build up over time and will clog vital points of your gutter system. We recommend you have your home’s gutters cleaned at least once a year. Doing so will prolong their life greatly.

Prepare Emergency Supplies

Heavy storms can cause flooding and loss of power, and there’s no telling how long these problems will persist. Having an emergency preparedness kit can protect you and your family and can keep you alive. You’ll want to fill your kit with food and water, as well as survival supplies like flashlights, batteries, and a radio.

Get Help Preparing Your Home

Nobody wants to have to go through an emergency, but if one does come up, you’ll thank yourself if you’re prepared. Protect yourself and your family by preparing your Maryland home for any emergency. At Platinum Exteriors, we’ve been helping Marylanders storm-proof their houses for a while now and look forward to working with you too!