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Summer is almost here. But you might or might not be aware that you need to weatherproof your home when it’s hot, just as you do when the colder months bear down on you.
Cover the Doors and Windows
Shutters can be used for many different purposes. They can be used to control the amount of light that gets into a room. And they can also protect you from the weather, privacy, and security. When you install shutters, you can reduce the stress of cleaning your windows from heavy rain and hailstone. However, the best reason for plantation shutters is that you will be protected from missiles and glass when a window blows in. Imagine that a Summer hurricane propels a large branch or lawn chair toward your doors. This could be deadly without shutter protection.
Don’t Neglect Your Roof
The most dangerous thing that can happen to your home is a compromised roof. And nature loves to pelt homes with heavy wind and storms in Summer. Thanks to your roof, adverse weather doesn’t harm it too much. Nevertheless, years of neglect can cause extensive damage over time. Roof damage may result in leaks. When a roof leaks, different types of damage occur, including wood rot, mold, and electrical damage. A hole or crack will let cold air in and let your warm air out. You will pay substantially more for heating in the winter from draughts.
Weatherproof Your Home with Surge Protectors
Lightning storms are spectacular. Thunder and lightning fear many people, but they are a natural spectacle for most people, and storms never get old, no matter how many times you see them. However, it is possible that electricity could damage your home with Summer lightning. This is most likely to happen to electronics like computers and smart devices. Therefore, it is best to unplug what you can. Fridges, however, cannot be unplugged. The best protection against power spikes comes from surge protectors which you can get very cheap these days.
Check for Cracks in the Walls
If you have lived in your house for a reasonable amount of time, you may begin to feel a little chilly in some areas. That’s because cracks can form in the walls, allowing adverse weather to come inside. Draughts are one of the leading causes of a cold home. So, if it feels cold no matter what you do, it could be that you need to get a filling. Cracked walls cost you more on your heating bills and can pose an extreme health risk. Supporting walls, for example, can collapse. Or cracks might get so big they require a professional to fill them.
Get Up There and Clear the Gutters
Gutter problems can lead to a multitude of problems. As clogs and leaks worsen, the problems will spread throughout your home. The buildup of debris and leaves after a storm will prevent rainwater from draining correctly. You can further compromise the safety of your home by causing foundation and roof damage from a blocked gutter. The good news is that gutters are easy to clean. So check the weather, and before a storm, check that they are clear of debris, so drainage can occur. If any clogs are present, remove them after a storm when it is safe to do so.
Summer brings problems to your home. Summer storms can cause strong winds and lightning. You can protect your home with shutters and install surge protectors to avoid electrical issues.