Last month, we wrote about the importance of replacing damaged shingles on your roof to ensure your home is protected from future damage like mold, stains and wood rot. However, more than ever, homeowners are searching for ways to protect their homes and minimize damage from storm winds and rain throughout the summer. They want to know, “How can I protect the other areas of my home from hurricane damage?”
So, how else can you prepare your home for hurricane season?
- Check your windows and doors. Just like your roofing, damaged windows and doors can become worse during a storm. If you’ve noticed any signs of leaking or water damage in the past, or even just notice higher energy bills because cool air is escaping during the summer, it is a good idea to look into having your windows replaced.
- Clean your gutters. If you haven’t checked them in a while, it’s time to take a look at your gutters. Clogged gutters are one of biggest ways damage to your home’s foundation, and no one should climb up a ladder in the middle of a storm to unclog them once water starts building up.
- Storm doors and windows. Many homeowners have storm doors and windows to allow more light into their home and add extra insulation to block air flow. Their most important feature, though, is to protect your door or glass from a storm. Find out more about our storm door and window installation services.
- Retractable awning. If you want the enjoyment of a shaded area during the summer but are worried about high winds causing tears, a retractable awning is a great option! You’ll be able to roll it up before the storm hits, preventing damage from debris.
Give the experts at Gerald Jones a call at (919) 286-1700 or use our online form to find out how we can help protect your home during the next hurricane!