Anyone living in a location that suffers extreme weather conditions knows just how frightening storm season can be, especially if you live in an area that experiences tornadoes or high winds. The sounds that come along with these storms can sound like something right out of a horror movie and the storms lay waste to pretty much anything in their path. Many people feel that if they have lived in the same place for years without suffering damage to their home, they will never suffer such damage. Unfortunately, this is not correct and anyone in those areas really should do what they can to secure their home as well as possible.
Every year, we hear about storms that devastate homes, property, and lives and much of it could have been avoided with the proper preparation. The storms that crash down on unfortunate towns and cities are completely unavoidable but the damage itself can be lessened if proper precautions were taken. People whose homes survive year after year in these storm areas may have some insider tips that they can help you out with but even if you don’t want to speak with your neighbors, there are little things you can do to prepare for the worst.
Preparing for the Season
If you live in one of these storm areas, you generally know what you are in for, especially if you have lived there for some time. You can never tell when a storm will hit a certain house so you have to expect that it will be hit. You want to make sure that cabinets, dressers, tvs, really, anything near a wall, is fasted to the wall somehow so that it doesn’t fall in the commotion. One of the most important things you can do to prepare is to make sure your roof is secured and secured very well.
If you don’t know a hex cap screw from a hammer, you may not be the best person to go about your roof work. There are plenty of contractors and home repairmen with the knowledge and expertise to make sure that the job is done right. After all, if it isn’t done correctly the first time, that could mean the destruction of your home. If you feel confident in your skills, you can secure the roof yourself. It is a great idea and just may wind up saving your life.