How to Ready Your Home for Seasonal Storms

by Christine Eva 08/29/2021

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Our homes are special from the first time we enter. That's why we spend our precious time and money caring for our dwellings when bad weather threatens damage.

Spring Windstorms

For homeowners, windstorms are often unassuming. We all know to watch for snow or rain, but high winds can cause significant home damage.

While we can't control the wind, there are some proactive measures we can take. Refasten any loosely hanging shingles or gutters. Check the yard for unsecured items that could become projectiles in high winds. Finally, remove branches or whole trees that are within falling distance of the house.

Winter Snowstorms

During the winter, one of the biggest problems for homes involves the weight of snow. As mentioned above, make sure to trim any branches hanging over the house. The last thing you need is a heavy branch falling on your roof.

Before it gets too cold, you should also change filters and perform necessary maintenance on your home heating devices.

Spring/Summer Floods

Over the past decade, floods have happened more frequently due to climate change. If you live in a minor floodplain, now is the time for a plan of action.

You may want to consider building trenches and water runoff channels into your yard. Many homeowners also build decorative concrete walls or other barriers around their homes. Lastly, consider investing in a sump pump to remove internal flooding.

Hurricanes

Hurricanes are the most destructive of storms; however, preparation mirrors earlier examples. Preparing for hurricanes means preparing for the worst possible winds and floods. Make sure to reinforce any home appendages, barricade doors and windows, and build water barriers.

About the Author
Author

Christine Eva

Born and bred a Brit, Christine Eva left her career in Law and her daily commute to the City of London. She put away her umbrella and came to live and work in the beautiful Coachella Valley.

What she did bring with her, is her expertise in negotiation, exceptional communication skills and the ability to work with everyone.

Christine’s number one priority is you. She is quick to identify your needs and manage your expectations. She is constantly aware of the trust and reliance placed in her to ensure you are guided professionally and seamlessly through the process of buying and selling your property.

An admirer and enthusiast of mid- century modern architecture, Christine has a keen interest in properties in Palm Springs, Cathedral City Cove and Rancho Mirage, where desert dwelling is at its finest.

Christine is an active member of the Palm Springs Association of Realtors and serves on the Special Events Committee and PSRAR Educational Committee.

“New home, new start” is Christine’s motto. Call her to get started.