While this season hasn’t been very active yet, take advantage of the time and go over your home protection check list.
Remove loose debris and clutter from your yard. Now is the time to tackle repairs to your home’s exterior. Check the integrity of your roof, doors and windows. NOOA experts recommend you protect your home by reinforcing it in the areas of your:
You may need to retrofit your home to help reinforce it against damaging winds and rains. Remember to contact your local building code official to check out home improvement zoning and permitting requirements. Is your flood insurance policy is current? Flood damage is not usually covered by homeowners insurance. Don’t assume – check your policy to be sure.
Do you have other helpful tips for homeowners? For people who have recently moved to a hurricane-prone area, what suggestions do you have to help them get started with their preparations?