Hurricane Havoc: Preparing Your Home for the Winds of Change

Hurricanes are becoming more frequent and intense. Did you know that hurricanes in the Pacific have increased in frequency and intensity over the past decade? This means getting your home ready before a hurricane hits is crucial to staying safe and reducing damage repairs, especially if you live in a coastal area.

Preparing your home before the change of weather involves many steps, but don’t worry; we’re here to guide you. In this blog, you’ll learn how to ensure your home can withstand these powerful storms. We’ll cover everything from reinforcing doors to organizing a safe kit. Read on!

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How to Hurricane-Proof Your Home

Hurricane-proofing your home starts with simple yet effective measures. Here’s what you can do to protect your home and loved ones:

Reinforcing Windows & Doors

Start by ensuring your windows and doors are strong enough to withstand the storm’s force. Hurricane repair contractors recommend installing specialized shutters or covering windows with plywood. Secure all doors with strong hinges and a deadbolt lock. Doing this can save you from extensive storm damage restoration.

Trimming Trees

Trim the trees around your house regularly and cut branches that hang over your roof, especially the weak ones. This reduces the risk of them breaking off and falling in your home, making you look for urgent damage repairs. Well-maintained trees are less likely to become projectiles in high winds.

Creating an Emergency Kit

Put together an emergency kit with all necessary supplies. Include water, non-perishable food, and medical items. You should also have a flashlight, batteries, and important documents. This kit will be invaluable if you lose power or need to leave your home quickly.

Developing a Family Emergency Plan

Create a family emergency plan that includes evacuation routes and communication strategies. Make sure everyone knows where to go and how to stay in touch. Practice the plan regularly so everyone is prepared when a hurricane threatens.

Stay Safe with RESTORx of Washington

Facing the aftermath of a storm can be stressful and overwhelming. At RESTORx of Washington, we get that. When a hurricane is too intense and damages your property, we’re here to help with expert and comprehensive storm damage restoration services. 

With over 40 years in the business, we know how to bring back your peace of mind.  Don’t let the stress of repairs weigh you down. Trust our expert hurricane repair contractors to restore your home efficiently and effectively. Give us a call today.

RESTORx of Washington specializes in professional property and content damage restoration with highly trained staff, top-of-the-line equipment, and over 40 years in business, RESTORx gets the job done quickly to your satisfaction.

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