Prepare Your Home for Hurricane Season
Have the trees on your property inspected annually
Protect your home from the risk of falling trees during a hurricane or other storm by having them examined by a certified arborist. This helps to ensure they are healthy and stable. Contact our team for assistance with scheduling a complimentary assessment from an arborist in your area.
Schedule an assessment with a roofing specialist
The older your roof is, the weaker and more exposed it may be to wind and water damage in a hurricane. A roofing specialist can conduct a thorough review of your roof and soffits to identify any loose or missing tiles and other issues so they can be corrected before hurricane season.
Ensure storm shutters are operating well
If your shutters need to be installed manually, be sure that your contract to have them fitted is up-to-date. Confirm that your contractor will be able to put them in place at short notice if a hurricane is forecast.
Invest in a permanently installed generator
Consider investing in a generator to avoid damage associated with power outages.
Reduce the potential for flying debris
In advance of a hurricane, protect your home by clearing the surrounding areas of fallen branches, yard ornaments, lawn furniture and other items that may become wind-borne debris. In coastal areas, if you are re-landscaping your driveway or garden, consider alternatives to gravel or stones.
Make use of today’s technology
In an emergency situation, like a hurricane, your smartphone can be a very valuable tool. In addition to providing you access to useful news and weather apps, it can double as a flashlight, backup storage for vital documents and photos and a tool to help you to locate family members.