Wind Damage Prevention Checklist

Wind Damage Prevention Checklist

At Disaster Kleenup Specialists, we want to help you prepare for the high winds of Monterey, Salinas, Santa Cruz and surrounding areas with our handy wind damage protection checklist. We take protecting your property seriously. We want to make sure you have the early advantage on high wind preparedness. The following tips can help eliminate or reduce any damage that follows in the wake of high wind storms such as tornadoes and hurricanes.

Wind Damage Prevention Is Key

A few steps taken to ensure the safety and structure of your home or business can save you both mental stress and financial anguish. Don’t wait for tornado and hurricane seasons to hit before you act–use these proactive tips to weather any wind storm in confidence:

  • Check your roof.
  • Consider installing gable bracing,
  • Trim your trees.
  • Dispose of landscape debris.
  • Remove or secure smaller loose items.
  • Anchor larger items safely to the ground.
  • Reinforce windows, doors, and garage doors.

Make Sure That Lid Is On Tight

Make sure your roof sheathing is properly nailed to the rafters. Gable bracing can further support the side walls of your roof, particularly if it’s an older structure. This portion of your home incurs substantial wind force and may benefit from additional support.

Clean Up & Secure

Pick up any items that could cause damage or get destroyed such as flower pots, yard art, garbage cans, gardening tools, and children’s toys. For larger items such as a garden or utility shed that may not be secured to a foundation, find a way to anchor them safely to the ground. Get rid of loose landscape debris that can get picked up and thrown around your property during the storm. Trimming rotted and leaning trees can also prevent damage to your home.

Reinforce To Prevent Wind Damage

Taking the time to add a little bit of extra protection to entrances and exits will pay off. Reinforce windows, doors, and garage doors to avoid letting high winds rip through your home. This will help maintain the protective exterior shell and prevent excess pressure from being applied to your walls and roof.

Your Monterey, CA Wind Storm Specialist

We hope this wind damage protection checklist helps you avoid the expense of residential wind damage. If you do experience wind damage to your Monterey, Salinas, Santa Cruz and surrounding areas property, or have questions about prevention and repairs, contact our experienced remediation team for service today. At Disaster Kleenup Specialists, we offer 24-hour emergency service so you can get your life back on track as quickly as possible.

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