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Weatherproofing Tips That Homeowners Should Know | SERVPRO® of Reno Southwest

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

There is no way to determine how much damage a severe storm will cause, but taking precautions to increase the resilience of your home can be helpful in preventing potential damage. Weatherproofing your home is a simple and cost-effective process that can come in handy should a storm roll through—and considering that half of all insurance claims are weather-related, it is better to be safe than sorry for certain.

The majority of the weatherproofing tips we have assembled do not take very much time or money but can significantly help your house stand up to storms. Read on to discover what we recommend to prevent damage to your home.

Top Weatherproofing Tips to Note

Keep Your Shingles in Shape
Roofs of any age can begin leaking, so keeping an eye out for the various warning signs of roof leaks is always wise. Your shingles are often the best indicator of your roof’s overall condition, so if you notice any are loose or missing, it might be time to call in a professional for repairs.

Beat the Weather With Weatherstripping
The benefits of installing weatherstripping around your home are twofold. Not only can it reduce your chances of heavy rains leading to water damage by saturating miniature cracks in your exterior, but it is also advised by the Department of Energy as a cost-saving method for energy bills.

Gut Debris From Your Gutters
Clogged gutters can quickly lead to water damage, so cleaning your gutters out each spring and fall is a smart choice. In between these regular cleanings, check in to make sure that there are no signs of an issue when it rains. Downspouts that are not draining, pooling water or leaks in the gutters might indicate the need for repairs.

Pick the Right Paint
If you are considering a paint job for the outside of your home, it is about more than just picking a color due to all the weatherproofing technology available. Many paints have built-in water defenses and UV protection to actually reduce the way your home is aged by weather over time by reducing water damage and general wear and tear.

If you have issues with storm damage to your home, we are always here to help. Contact us 24 hours a day for a rapid response.

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