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The aftermath of a serious storm can be devastating and costly for a homeowner, whether it’s caused by lightning, strong winds or even a microburst. Damage to a home can happen in an instant, and help may be delayed.  Recognize the power of Mother Nature, and more importantly, how to prepare your home to “weather” her fury to help save you time and money before she ever strikes.  

The good news is that there are several ways to protect your home against damage:

  • UL-listed surge protectors can be installed on electrical panels to avoid power spikes often caused by lightning. 
  • Consider having a home lightning system installed by a professional if your home is at risk for strikes. This system can redirect lightning to the ground so that it steers clear of your home.
  • Have electronic equipment plugged into surge protector power strips for an added line of defense.  Check them after a storm to make sure they still can protect your computer, television, etc.
  • Be prepared should you have no electricity--can you manually open your garage door?

Strong winds present a different set of challenges. Few homes can withstand a direct hit from a twister, but there are precautions you can take to protect it from damage:

  • Make sure your doors are as secure as possible. Each one should have at least three hinges and a deadbolt security lock with a bolt that’s at least one inch long.
  • If you have a patio, it wouldn’t hurt to have impact-resistant doors installed, which can withstand serious pressure and sustained winds.
  • Keep your trees healthy.  Proper watering and pruning will help establish a strong root system.  Prune dying or competing branches at their joint, so the tree will not be vulnerable to disease, and the other branches grow strong.
  • If floods are a common threat to your home, install a sump pump to protect your basement.

The key is safety, and it is also important to have Emergency Response Procedures in place. Do you have an emergency plan so that everyone in your family knows what to do in case of fire, earthquake, tornado/hurricane? An emergency kit with such items as a flashlight, portable radio, medical supplies?  Make a goal to be prepared and practice drills of how you should respond to various weather threats known in your area.  Your family is your home's most precious content!

There are numerous ways to prepare your home from storm damage. Have a qualified, experienced professional make recommendations and help with the project to make your home more safe.  They will assess vulnerable components such as the roof, windows, garage door, basement, etc. so you can be ready to weather a storm. With a little research and advanced planning, you can better protect your family, home, and give yourself peace of mind.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Psalm 46:1


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