Let's be honest, non of us want to think about this right now. We love the sun, the nice weather when it is not so crazy hot, and we like not having to worry about things like hurricanes when we don't have to.
But preparing our homes for a hurricane now can help us save time, money, and grief afterward. So how can we prepare our home for the next hurricane?
1: Do an "inspection" of your home. This can be something simple, but be sure to be thorough. Are there any loose shingles? See any items that aren't properly bolted down? How about shutters or other means to protect your windows?
2: Make repairs. Thinking about fixing those windows? How about those framing repairs from the last storm? Making repairs now can save you money in the long run.
3: Get a wind mitigation inspection. "Wind Mits" are a great way to see if your home is wind-worthy. A qualified inspector from our company will evaluate key parts of your home and point out areas that need to be addressed. The great part about these types of inspections is that your insurance company will often give you discounts on your insurance that more than pay for the inspection in time.
So don;t be caught scrambling to get your home ready just before the next storm hits. Prepare your home now for the next hurricane!
Mike McFadden, Certified Master Home Inspector in Orlando, FL