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Avoid Storm Damage With These Weatherproofing Tips | SERVPRO® of Garden Grove East/Anaheim Central

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

Photo is showing a person applying weather strips to a window to seal it from harsh weather. Weatherproof your home today with these easy tips.

Though every house is built with resisting weather in mind, as age takes its toll, it is expected that homeowners will have to make updates to keep it resistant. Severe weather can lead to serious damage to a defenseless home, and with around half of insurance claims being a result of weather, it is something that is wise to take seriously.

Fortunately, taking measures to increase your home’s weatherproofing is something that most people can do themselves as a weekend project that does not require a significant cost investment. Here are our top weatherproofing tips to keep your home protected:

Tips to Protect Your Home From Storm Damage

Keep Your Shingles in Shape
Any time it rains, there is potential for a roof leak to develop and they can start for many different reasons. To reduce the chances of experiencing a roof leak, doing a visual check on your shingles can go a long way. Replace any shingles that are cracked or loose before the next rainstorm to reduce the chances of a roof leak starting up.

Beat the Weather With Weatherstripping
Adding weatherstripping around exterior doors and windows is one of the best things you can do for your home. Not only will it keep water leaks out, but it can also save on energy costs by keeping outside air from seeping into the home. Weatherstripping is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to make sure your home is sealed against the elements.

Gut Debris From Your Gutters
As leaves accumulate in gutters, they can lead to blockages and dams that cause water damage during heavy rains. It is advised to clean gutters out at least twice each year, and even more if you have a good bit of tree coverage. In between, look for visual signs of issues when it rains—water spilling over the sides, downspouts that are not draining and standing water are all indicators that there might be an issue.

Pick the Right Paint
Giving your home a paint upgrade is about more than just increasing its visual presence these days. There are many high-tech paints that are designed to increase your home’s resistance to the elements. From UV blockers to prevent wear and tear and waterproof coatings to keep the materials underneath dry, paint can go a long way in protecting your home.

If you have issues with storm damage to your home, we are always here to help. Contact us 24 hours a day for a rapid response.

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