Well I must say, yesterday and today have been nothing short of spectacular. I mean, after that long, cold, and miserable winter we have emerged from, a day like today in the upper fifties and low sixties with tons of sun is just what we all need! But with the warming weather of spring, another aspect of the season won’t be far behind, and that’s thunderstorms.
While thunderstorms are always fun to enjoy during the dog days of summer, there’s always a risk of damage to your home, vehicle, or even yourself. That’s why not only being prepared, but having stellar CT insurance, will help you weather any bad storm this spring and summer. In fact,according to the National Weather Service, these storms result in more than $1 billion in property damage each year! I’ll let you think about that for a second…
Anyway, in order to attempt to stay out of harms way this spring and summer, we’ve found some solid tips for any CT homeowner that will help you better prepare for the weather to come.
- Watch out for those high winds- they can easily send a small branch or other type of debris through your window. This is why having your trees trimmed before spring really kicks into gear is a must.
- I know this can be a pain in the neck, but cleaning out your gutters and drains can safe you some serious damage if a storm were to occur.
- Since it’s 2014, we’re pretty well aware of a storm that’s on its way, so when you know it’s coming, make sure that you take in any deck or porch furniture before the rain starts to fall and the winds begin to swirl.
- This is the perfect time of year to have your roof inspected to ensure that any loose shingles or other parts of your roof are in good standing. Again, something like a loose single could find its way into your window.
Now unfortunately, you can never be fully protected from storms, because they are going to do whatever they please. But what you can do is attempt to limit the damage as much as possible. Simple steps like the ones listed above can result in a few hundred dollars worth of damage, as opposed to a few thousand.