Storm season is upon us and that means high winds. You can’t make your home high wind-proof, but you can take steps that improve the odds to surviving the high winds without having to file a claim.
- Start at the top – Your roof. Fix any areas that need repaired. If you are planning to replace your roof, select materials that are designed to withstand high wind speeds.
- If you are planning to replace your windows, select impact-resistant window systems. These have a much better chance of surviving a major windstorm.
- Anchor door frames securely to wall framing. Make certain your doors have at least three hinges and a deadbolt security lock with the bolt being at least one inch long.
Following these steps will help your home survive a heavy wind storm. However, if you do incur a claim, make sure you contact your claims service number as soon as possible after the storm.