Prevent Storm Damage

 

1.Pruning

If you have trees, they most likely need a trim. Dead branches and low hanging arms can be removed anytime. But, usually it’s best to clip in spring, before leaves appear. Repeat the process in winter. Most trees are in a dormant stage when it’s cold.

 

2.Keep Gutters clean

Cleaning your gutters may be one of the most tedious and dirty jobs around your house, but it's important. Spending a few hours twice a year keeping your gutters free of debris can help weatherproof your home and prevent costly damage like cracked foundations, puddles in the basement or rotting wood. Help protect your home by regularly cleaning your gutters. This should be carried out every 3 to 6 months.

 

Look for any weatherproofing opportunities that can be easily addressed while on the roof. Here are a few:

 

  • Inspect gutters and flashing for damage by check for missing or damaged nails, loose downspouts and joints, dents and rust.

  • To keep leaves out of gutters, prune trees around gutters.

  • Check the roof for general wear and tear making any necessary repairs.