It’s Windy Outside in Florida!

Aug 30, 2012 (0) comment

When its hurricane season in Florida, the wind could be fierce even on days when a hurricane is not in the forecast. There are several things you can do to your home that can help protect it from damaging winds. You can hire an inspector to look at your property and decide what steps need to be taken to ensure your home is as safe as it can be during those strong winds.

There are also some things you can do on your own without the need for a costly contractor. Of course, for larger jobs or anything that is above your skill level, you should have a professional come in and complete the task. Doing something only half-way right can lead to more problems down the road.

If you have any large outdoor items like sheds, gas tanks, or air conditioning units, anchor them to your home’s foundation or to the ground. If your shed is on a concrete slab, concrete anchors will do the trick. You don’t want them to go blowing around during a storm and cause even more damage.

Buy a few tubes of caulk and use it to seal all your doors and windows to prevent wind from entering. You can also use weather stripping to have the same effect. Wind getting into cracks can cause your doors or windows to jar loose.

If you have a saw, make yourself some boards and mounting frames for all your windows and doors. If a storm is coming, it will be easier to board up your house if you already have them available. Making your home safe is very important. It can also save you money on your homeowners insurance if you can prove you have taken measures to make it safer. If you think you are deserving of a policy discount, contact your insurance agent today.


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