How To Protect Your Property Against Dangerous Summer Weather

How To Protect Your Property Against Dangerous Summer Weather

Protecting your property from the harsh realities of summer weather, such as extreme heat and storms, is essential for maintaining its integrity and ensuring your safety. 

Here are five effective strategies to safeguard your home:

  1. Reinforce Roofing and Gutters: Intense summer storms can wreak havoc on your roof and gutters. Ensure your roof is in good condition by checking for loose or damaged shingles and repairing them promptly. Consider installing impact-resistant roofing materials that can withstand hail and strong winds. Additionally, clean your gutters regularly to prevent blockages that can cause water damage during heavy rain. Installing gutter guards can help keep debris out and ensure proper water flow.

  2. Install Storm Shutters and Secure Windows: Windows are particularly vulnerable during severe storms. Installing storm shutters can provide an extra layer of protection against flying debris and high winds. If storm shutters are not an option, consider using impact-resistant windows or applying shatter-resistant film to your existing windows. Additionally, ensure window frames are securely fastened and free of rot or damage.

  3. Maintain Landscaping: Proper landscaping can mitigate damage from severe weather. Trim trees and shrubs regularly to remove dead or weak branches that could fall during a storm. Ensure that large trees are healthy and consider removing any that pose a threat to your property. Additionally, secure outdoor furniture and other loose items that could become projectiles in high winds.

  4. Improve Insulation and Ventilation: Extreme heat can put a strain on your home’s cooling system and increase energy costs. Improve your home’s insulation to keep it cooler and reduce energy consumption. Insulating the attic, walls, and windows can help maintain a consistent indoor temperature. Additionally, ensure proper ventilation in your attic to prevent heat buildup, which can damage your roof and increase cooling costs.

  5. Install Surge Protectors and Backup Power: Summer storms often bring lightning strikes and power outages. Protect your electronics and appliances by installing surge protectors to prevent damage from power surges. Consider investing in a backup generator to keep essential systems running during extended power outages. This not only protects your appliances but also ensures your comfort and safety during severe weather events.

By taking these proactive measures, you can significantly reduce the risk of damage to your property during the summer months and ensure a safer and more comfortable living environment. 

If you do experience property damage and need assistance, Restore is ready to assist local property owners in the Chicagoland area and Suburbs with emergency recovery services.

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