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Unpredictable storms sweep in and damage your home without warning. While we cannot control the weather, taking proactive measures helps you to prevent weather damage.

Check out these four tips for preventing weather damage:

  1. Fix Leaking Water: Leaking water damages the interior of your home. Prevent rain and hail from seeping into your home by closing and sealing all windows. Oftentimes a storm with high winds causes rain, hail and debris to blow into the open spaces of your homes, leading to tarnished carpets, wood floors and window sills.
  2. Make Sure Your Gutters Work: Clogged gutters, or ones that aren’t properly fitted for your house, damage your shingles and the portions below terraces. The roof prevents water from entering your home; maintaining a sturdy gutter system protects the roof from water damage.
  3. Watch Your Tall Trees: If tall trees decorate your backyard, you risk strong winds blowing down large branches against your house. If powerful enough, projectile branches can be lethal. Have the dead and unstable branches trimmed to shield you and your family from danger.
  4. Check Your Chimney annually: Depending on the shape of your roof, your chimney collects as much water as your gutters. Seal up your chimney indefinitely if not used, or shrink the opening of the chimney as small as possible. If your house contains a sump pump — a device that drains water from your basement — make sure that it runs, as this device can save your home from flooding. Most homes lack a sump pump. If you frequently experience flooding in your home, consider investing in one.

Some insurance companies offer discounts if you follow the guidelines mentioned above. If you run into frequent problems when dealing with harsh weather or other restoration processes, our highly skilled team offers free estimates.

For more information about preventing weather damage from the experts at Recovery Solutions, please contact us here or call us directly at 269.245.0406.