ThinkstockPhotos-470740577-Storm DamageYour home is your sanctuary.  It provides you with shelter from the storms that rage around you.  When severe storms come, they can wreak havoc on your home.  Just as you can’t stop the storms from happening, you can’t stop storm damage caused by them.  Although you are unable to stop storm damage, there are steps that you can take to lessen its impact.

The best thing you can do to lessen the impact of severe storms on your home is to make sure your home is in good condition before the storms hit.  Check the exterior of your home.  Seal any cracks and secure any loose pieces, such as shingles on your roof or exterior siding.  Be sure that all areas where your roof meets your walls are secure.  This will make it harder for strong winds to tear your home apart—thus preventing more severe storm damage from occurring.  Investing in preparing your home for the storm can save you money on costly storm damage repairs.

Another important element of protecting your home is securing any outdoor equipment that can be picked up and blown around during a time of severe winds.  Things like trampolines need to be securely anchored.

Following these simple steps can greatly reduce the amount of storm damage that your home will be subjected to.  However, as previously stated, not all storm damage can be completely avoided.  When you find yourself with storm damage to your roof, contact us at Slippery Slope Roofing.  We have the knowledge and experience necessary to complete efficient storm damage repair.