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How to Storm Proof Your Home in a Hurry

Photo from David Baird
As the climate continues to be unpredictable, it seems like every day there is an extreme weather warning somewhere. We’re being battered with everything from storms, gale force winds and flooding this year. There is still snow predicted to fall, which will wreak even more havoc.
Look outside. Tidy away and secure anything in your garden that could be blown away or knocked down by high winds. Trampolines, garden furniture, and unsecured greenhouses are vulnerable in windy weather.  Large objects blown across your garden can cause further damage to your property now. Even plant pots and trellises can be potential dangers.
Power surges are common during storms. Unplug any electrical items that aren’t in use to protect against potential damage if you are hit by a surge. If you’re prone to leaving things on standby, this will also save you money!
Stormy weather adverse winds can damage your roof. Check tiles and slates for any problems after severe weather. Look for broken or missing tiles to see if the weather has taken its toll. Leading housebuilders, Linden Homes advise that they should be replaced as soon as possible. Doing this will avoid further problems, such as damp. . Most new houses have a protective underfelt to help minimize water leakage and further damage. but tiles should still be fixed as soon as you can.
Inspect your fences. Loose fence posts and panels may be the first things to go in a storm. You can bypass having to replace your fence if you make sure it is secure now. Overlap fences are one of the most popular types of garden fencing, but they don’t stand up very well to high winds. If you live somewhere that storms are common, you may wish to look at other alternatives. This could save you time and money post-storm. 
Tall trees and hedges can become hazards during a severe storm. Cut them back before bad weather hits. You’ll reduce the risk of broken windows when the winds come. Ask the advice of a good tree surgeon. They will be able to cut trees and hedges back without damaging the chances of future growth. Install storm windows or shutters if you live in a high-risk area.
Check your insurance policy. More and more insurers require reasonable precautions to be taken in case of bad weather. Read your policy thoroughly to make sure you are fulfilling all of the requirements. Should the worst happen, the last thing you need is a battle with your insurers to pay out. No one needs that stress or expense! There is no point in having insurance if it doesn’t cover your needs. You may also be making your policy invalid by not taking the correct steps to protect your home.
Taking time now to protect your home can save unnecessary expenditure and worry in the future.  Make sure you have done everything you can to protect your home. Do this before storms and adverse weather have a chance to do any harm to your property or belongings. 



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