As we enter the peak of hurricane season here in the Renton, WA area, it’s important to take steps to prepare your home in case a storm hits. Here are some tips from us at All Nations Insurance to help you get ready.
Tips to help prepare your house for a storm
1. Trim trees and shrubs
Make sure any trees or overhanging branches near your home are trimmed back so they won’t cause damage if high winds blow them onto your house.
2. Inspect the roof
Be sure to inspect all parts of your roof for any signs of damage that could be made worse by a storm. If needed, consider investing in impact-resistant roofing materials, such as metal or tile.
3. Secure windows
Board up or add shutters to all windows in the house and make sure they’re firmly secured against strong winds and driving rain. Windows can be one of the most vulnerable parts of a home in a storm so it’s important to prepare them ahead of time.
4. Clear gutters & downspouts
Clogged gutters and downspouts can cause major flooding damage during a big storm so make sure everything is clear before one arrives.
5. Prepare an emergency kit
Gather supplies like flashlights, spare batteries, non-perishable food items, water, extra clothing, and first aid supplies into an easy-to-access location in case you have to evacuate quickly due to the storm’s severity.
Don’t Be Without Home Insurance
Taking these precautions now will help ensure your family stays safe during hurricane season and that you don’t have too much cleanup work afterward! For more tips, give us at All Nations Insurance a call. We are proud to serve the Renton, WA area and we’ll be happy to help you find the right policy for you.