Tips for Protecting Against Wind Damage

Storms can cause high winds, damaging everything in their path. Property owners and managers tend to reinforce their properties in anticipation of a big storm. But there are other ways you can protect your property, ensuring bad weather doesn’t destroy your valuable investment.

Wind Damage

Focus first on the weakest and most at-risk parts of your property. These might include places like:

  • Windows
  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Doors
  • Garage Doors
  • Awnings

Potential Risks

Before the wind picks up, check the boundaries of your property and make note of any potential risks. This can include things like:

  • Unsecured garage Doors
  • Loose branches
  • Crumbling roof shingles
  • Broken siding
  • Loose shingles
  • Peeling outdoor paint

Make any necessary repairs to reduce further damage from wind or rain.

Fortify Your Roof

Make sure that your roof is strong enough to survive a wind storm. If possible, roof trusses should have ample bracing to prevent loosening.

Remove Trees and Tree Limbs near your Property

Ensure that trees and limbs are far enough away from your property to prevent potential damage if they fall. As a general rule of thumb, make sure your trees are farther away from the home than the height of the tree.

Anchor Any Would-Be Projectiles

If possible, anchor mobile storage sheds and outbuildings with a permanent concrete foundation. Secure small objects around your property (grills, patio furniture, fire pits, etc.) by bolting them to your decks or patios. Move any smaller items into your home to safeguard them from being damaged or damaging your property.

Want to know more about how you can protect your property from wind and storms? Call MaintenX today!