We are at the end of October, which means winter will be here before you know it. Winter is known for excess rain and snow, which can do some damage to your home. So, it is important that you go around your home now and make sure each of your features are working properly and in pristine condition. Luckily, there are a few simple ways that you can protect your home from storm water damage.
Start With Your Landscape
When it comes to protecting your home from storm water damage, you want to start with the outside of your home. You want to go around your landscape before a storm hits and clear any items that are light and can be moved easily by wind. The last thing you want is for a chair to fly into your home window causing serious damage. You also want to trim any weak or dead branches that are hanging over or near your home. You want to prevent a branch from breaking into your roof causing flooding and other damage.
Clear Your Gutters
One of the most effective ways to protect your home from storm water damage is to clear your gutters of any leaves or debris. The last leaves are falling from your trees into your gutters, so you want to clear them out before a major snowfall comes. The last thing you want is for your gutters to be clogged or standing water to freeze during a storm. You want to climb up to your gutters and take a scooper to clear out any debris from your gutter. Make sure that water is flowing at least five feet away from your home through the downspout.
Check For Leaks
Right now is a good time to go around your home and check for any areas that could site for leakage. You want to inspect your roof for any damaged or missing shingles, and repair it immediately. You also want to check your doors and windows for any faulty sealants in need of repair. All you need to do is fix the sealant with caulking or weather stripping.
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