As hurricane season heats up, homeowners need to be prepared. But what exactly does that mean? Here's some ways to get your house ready for any impending storms.
With experts predicting a busier than average hurricane season, here are a few simple tips to be prepared:before storm season gears up, trim trees and shrubs around your yard so they don't fall onto your home/garage/car during the hurricane.Secure your home together with rafters in case of high winds, it can help prevent your roof from actually lifting up and off of your home.Find a local shelter closest to you in case you have to stay there for a little while.Protect your windows! Use storm shutters if possible or, in a pinch, cover your windows from the outside with sheets of plywood, polycarbonate, or metal. Tape is not advised.Have a generator. You never know when the storm may knock out power and you'll want to keep the electricity going, prevent food from spoiling, and keep devices powered up.Turn off your gas supply. Damage to gas lines can be dangerous, turning them off completely is your best bet.Stay on the lowest floor possible in your home. If you have a basement, stay down there during the storm...otherwise always remain on the ground level.