Tips to Keep Your Woodstock Home Safer This Spring Season | SERVPRO® of Kingston/New Paltz
Who isn’t looking forward to spring after a long winter? The fresh-feeling temperatures, the sun coming up earlier, opening the windows and doors, the feeling of shaking off the bitter cold are some of the best parts to welcoming in the spring months.
Its March and temps are rising so it’s not surprising if you are ready for a new season. Ulster residents are ready for warmer weather and the ability to get outside and work on landscaping, DIY projects, great hiking and exploring and other outdoor pursuits.
If you’re a fan of outdoor home projects, then you might want to consider things that will not only make your home look more attractive but will also help protect it against the hazards that spring thunderstorms can bring or unearth.
There’s nothing we can do to stop storms from hitting but there are things we can do to put our properties in the best position to ward off potential issues.
The 4 Big Ways to Protect Your Home from Storms
Here are some items you’ll want to put on your to-do list year-round:
Keep an eye out for tree branches that hang over your house. Overhanging limbs and branches can come down when the winds get high and heavy. Sometimes they can cause damage to roofing, cars, siding or other people’s property. Cut down anything hanging over your roof or garage.
Keep the Gutters Clean. We talk about this step frequently in our home maintenance guidance, and there’s a good reason for that. Clean, clear gutters are an excellent way to keep water around your home flowing the right way, instead of causing water damage. Ice damming in the winter, clogged gutters and falling debris from high winds can cause significant water damage inside your home.
Look for issues with your roof. You want to be sure your roof is in good shape before a storm starts hitting. Check for things like missing shingles and signs of leaks. Repair them to keep your home safer. Roof inspections yearly by a professional are the best way to avoid costly problems with your roof.
Be sure anything that’s around your home is secure, too. Don’t let unsecured furniture, tools, recycling bins, garbage pails, toys or other similar items become airborne during storms. Trim back trees that need it and secure everything you can if there’s a storm threat in the area.
If a storm, gutter issues, roof problems or trees cause damage to your home, you can always count on us for water damage restoration. Our experienced teams are available 24⁄7 in the event of an emergency. Call us right away to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help you.