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Rain Rain Go Away

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

Heavy rain and winds can leave a lasting and very negative impact on your home. Rain along with hail, wind, and snow, is known to cause all sorts of damage when severe enough. There are many ways to prepare your home to help prevent the damaging affects that the elements can cause. According to www.property24.com they suggest that you consider these options when prepping for a storm.

1.Inspect your roof - Walk around your home’s exterior so you can inspect your roof. Do this at least twice a year to avoid costly problems that could escalate into a much greater expense.

  1. Inspect your gutters - Gutters are an essential part of your roofing system. The purpose of the gutter is to collect and funnel away any water that lands on the roof. These carry water away from the building’s foundations, protecting your exterior surfaces and stopping water from entering the home. 
  2. Inspect the inside of your home- Check all your windows and doors. Make sure that both close and seal properly, and make any repairs or improvements as necessary.Check out your ceilings to make sure that you are not experiencing signs of roof or other leakages. Be on the lookout for water rings, mould or dark spots and trails. Wall or ceiling discolouration could also be an indication that there is a problem. 
  3. Surrounding trees and foliage - It would be prudent to consider cutting back any trees and foliage that hang over the house and gutters as their branches and leaves will most likely cause blockages and guttering problems. Additionally, this will reduce the risk of them falling during a storm and damaging your home.

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