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How to Prepare Your Home for Storm Season

As one of the largest investments you'll ever make, it's important to protect your home at all times. Taking a few minutes to makes some storm preparations before bad weather arrives can make all the difference between getting through the season unscathed and having to do a great deal of cleanup afterward. Here's how to prepare your home for storm season. 

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What to Do After a Storm Damages Your Home

One of the worst things that can happen to a homeowner is to lose a house due to a violent storm. Insurance can cover a monetary loss, but doesn't replace family pictures or items with sentimental value larger than any amount of money can replace. Fortunately, such storms are rare and there are services available to help with the trauma involved. Much more common, however, is routine annual storm damage to the outside of a home. Dent's and ding to siding, missing roof shingles, or even a broken window can be upsetting, but they were designed in such a way to accept repairs and the process is well practiced by professional contractors who can make the process as easy as possible for the homeowner.

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Spring Cleaning and Summer Weather

Spring cleaning is more than just straightening up a house, dusting, and vacuuming those are things you do throughout the year to keep a nice home. Spring cleaning infers a more thorough cleaning and sanitation, washing windows and pressure washing the exterior of your house. Although part of the reason is to assure the house looks its best, it's also a chance to fully inspect the home for any damage which may have occurred over the winter. A exceptionally harsh storm can potentially damage even new siding which was properly installed and the damage needs to be repaired promptly before it allows for more problems to arise.

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Is Your House Guest-Worthy?

People who entertain often understand there is more to keeping their home guest-worthy than straightening up the house and cleaning to make sure the house looks and smells great. It's also important to make sure repairs have been made which guarantee a guest's comfort. Whether you have friends over for an evening dinner party, host a friend for a night while they a traveling and happen through your town, or whether family members need to stay for a longer period of time you'll want to have the house in top shape. You may be okay with nuances such as a door which won't remain open or closed, or squeaks constantly, but guests don't usually appreciate what is essentially damage in the home.

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Your Home's Been Damaged by a Storm, Now What?

Even storms that seem to be routine can be surprisingly violent and result in damage. You might be confused and frightened to discover that your home has been damaged by a storm. You might also wonder what steps you need to take next if your home has sustained any type of storm damage. 

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Maintaining Your Home During Winter Weather

You already know the winter weather puts a different type of strain on your house than the summer hail and thunderstorms cause, but you may not realize the extent of different approaches toward preparing your home and maintaining it during the winter freeze. The single most important aspect of properly maintaining your home during winter weather is awareness, that is to say, to make visual inspections of the exterior after a storm and to pay attention for any drafts around windows and doors or cold spots in the house.

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How to Prevent Storm Damage to Your Home

After witnessing the damage Hurricane Matthew caused along the east coast last month, it’s reasonable to step back and assess the potential damage storms can cause. Although Minnesota isn’t at risk of a hurricane, there are other ways Mother Nature can wreak havoc on our homes, including damage caused by a storm. Fortunately, there many ways you can protect your home now and prevent costly damage in the future.

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Delaying Storm Damage Repair Could Make Matters Worse

There are many types of structural damage your home can endure due to storms. From damage sustained by lightning to flooding to wind damage, your home is a sitting duck when it comes to storm damage. All too often, homeowners believe that they can delay getting their storm damage repaired because they have time. Unfortunately, delaying storm damage repair can make matters worse.

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4 Ways You Need to Prepare for Storm Damage This Winter

Winter is the season that takes the hardest toll on a home. Whether you're talking about the interior or the exterior, by not preparing correctly, you could set yourself up for major inconvenience and an increase in the costs to run your home. 

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