You don’t have to live in a hurricane or tornado zone for your home to sustain wind damage. But there are steps you can take to help safeguard your home from windstorms.
Routine maintenance is an important step. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says to start by making repairs to parts of your home that are especially vulnerable to wind damage, like loose or damaged siding, shingles, roofing material, or brickwork.
The following are important steps to take according to FEMA:
- Cover Windows & Doors
- Anchor Outbuildings
- Secure Outdoor Gear
- Protect Roofing
- Reinforce Garage Doors
- Inspect & Trim Trees
Wind can cause damage to what’s in its path. If you prepare for it, you can help keep your home safe during the next big storm.
For more information on how to protect your home against wind damage, visit: FEMA