4 Tips to Minimize Damage From Unexpected Summer Storms

Thunderstorms in the summer can be expected, so it’s best to always prepare yourself and your home for this kind of weather. Strong winds and heavy rains can cause extensive damage to your home especially if you haven’t done some maintenance during the season. With vacations, get-togethers and other chores lined up for summer, you might miss a thing or two that could make a difference during a summer storm.

In this article, trusted roofing company Moss Roofing shares four tips on how you can prevent or minimize damage from unexpected summer storms.

1. Pack Up Your Outdoor Furniture

Opt for outdoor furniture that can be easily stowed away even at the last minute. Also, think beforehand where you’ll be storing them during a storm. Strong winds can easily fling your patio furniture left and right, so your table and chairs could potentially smash a window and result in injuries or accidents.

2. Clean Your Gutters

Make sure your gutters and downspouts are clear of any dirt or debris that could potentially clog or block the flow of water. When water builds up, it may settle around your roof exposing it to risks of water damage. In that case, you may have to call a roofing contractor and spend money on costly repairs.

3. Check Your Roof Every Year

Have your roof inspected each year to ensure it’s capable of withstanding storms. You might want to consider fortifying your roof as well. Consult with your roofer on the best way to do this.

4. Consider the Design of Your Landscaping

Make sure your landscaping is designed to guide water away from the foundation of your home. Experts usually recommend a sloping ground that will lead water downhill and away from your home so that flooding can be prevented.

Moss Roofing carries out residential and commercial roof installation to a high standard. Call us at (317) 207-4778 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We offer our services to homeowners in Fishers, Greenwood, and Indianapolis, IN.

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