Cape Cod, MA — It’s time to focus on preparing your home for storm and hurricane season. Hurricanes cause heavy rains and wind that can cause extensive damage to any structure on your property, which is why it’s important to do a thorough inspection of your surroundings before the rainy season begins.
It’s never too early to prepare, so we’ve put together a few tips on how you can best estimate your home’s condition before it’s too late.
The first area of your home you need to inspect is your roof. The roof is the first line of defense against any wet weather so it’s important that it remains, at all times, in the best condition possible. If you have noticed any leaks, granule loss, or lifting/curling shingles it might be time for a new roof. Our most popular shingle, GAF Timberline HD Roofing Shingles, can withstand hurricane force winds up to 130 mph! To learn more about the anatomy of a GAF Lifetime Roofing System – check out this roof blog to see exactly what makes GAF America’s Largest Roofing Manufacturer!
If your house is in danger of being hit by a hurricane, make sure your windows and sliding glass doors are protected with reinforced frames and laminated glass. Quality window replacement right now could lead to savings and security down the road. Impact resistant windows are a great option for coastal homeowners or homes in a high wind zone.
Inspect your siding for any inconsistencies such as missing pieces or areas that may be affected by the heavy rains and extreme winds that come with the season. Much like your roof is to water protection, your siding is your defense against wind and flying debris as a result of gale force winds. Whether your home siding is comprised of wood, vinyl or composite, you’ll want to know how you stand against the elements this season.
Finally, secure any items that may impact your home’s exterior such as lawn furniture, grills, tools, barrels and other debris. Also, keep tree limbs trimmed to reduce damages.
Prepare your home for the storm season and give us a call to schedule an appointment for a no cost, no obligation estimate for any exterior home improvements. Stay ahead of the storm and take advantage of our flexible financing options! Our expert team is always here at 508-997-1111 to help.