Memories of Katrina, Irma, Harvey and other devastating hurricanes remain fresh in the minds of those who experienced them, and the contractors who had to fix the damage they left behind. While North Carolina has never been hit by a Category 5 hurricane, experts believe it’s certainly possible. There is absolutely no way to stop a storm from happening. However, there are ways to prepare your home to minimize any loss or damage it might cause.
Board Up Your Doors and Windows
Hurricane-force winds can make quick work of the strongest windows and doors. These are the parts of your home that are most prone to damage. Reinforcing them with boards can mean the difference between survival or destruction. Plywood boards can also lessen the likelihood of your glass panes shattering from high winds and the projectiles that they might bring with them.
Protect Your Roof
A strong roofing system should be able to withstand some particularly inclement weather. However, it’s still best to have your roofing system inspected before the hurricane season begins. Older roofs might have a smaller chance of surviving a bad storm. If this is the case, consider getting a full roof replacement as soon as possible, especially if your roofing system is already past its estimated life span.
The worst damage a storm can bring is not from its high-force winds or torrential rains. In terms of billions of dollars worth of damage, flooding is the number one problem many homes will face in the aftermath of severe weather conditions. Keeping a store of sandbags might not sound like a very space-saving solution, but when flooding problems arise, you’ll be thankful you have a steady supply of sandbag barricades to protect your home from the rising water levels.
While we can’t stop bad weather from occurring, our experts at Atlas Construction can help you reduce its impact on your home. We are your trusted local provider of roof repair, replacement and restoration services. Give us a call at (828) 585-6010, or fill out our online contact form to get in touch with our representatives today.