Top Tips to Prevent Wind Damage to Your Home

Each year, Kamloops falls prey to a number of severe storms. Along with heavy rainfall, these storms often achieve wind speeds of 50 km/h or even more. While wind damage is less a threat than flash floods, Kamloops residents should still be wary of storm damage associated with strong winds. Protecting your home requires some pre-planning, but nothing that lands too far out of orbit from what you should already be doing in terms of home maintenance.

Before the Storm
Prevent high winds from damaging your home by making sure potential weak points are eliminated long before the first storm warnings are issued. Once or twice a year you should:

  • Examine your roof for loose shingles and repair or replace them if necessary.
  • Evaluate the siding on your home and ensure it’s in good shape and holding strong.
  • Ensure all your windows are in good condition (no cracks, chips or fractures) and that locking mechanisms function.
  • Trim trees and shrubs, and remove any that are unhealthy or potential hazards.
  • Establish that fencing is in good condition and securely in place.
  • Make sure outdoor fixtures like storage sheds are securely anchored in the ground.

During the Storm
When you know a severe storm is about to hit do the following:

  • Firmly lock and close all windows and doors.
  • Put all patio furniture into a safe storage location.
  • Put away or securely anchor barbeque.
  • Keep all family members and pets in a safe part of your home.
  • Store vehicles in your garage or other safe location.

After the Storm
Following a period of high winds, it’s a good idea to do a thorough inspection of your home to assess what, if any storm damage has been done. Kamloops homeowners should get in touch with Thompson Valley Restoration DKI ASAP if they discover damage to their roof, windows or other parts of their home. We can quickly evaluate what repairs are needed and provide immediate remedies for situations that require quick action to eliminate the possibility of further damage. Boarding broken windows, securing siding or laying tarps on a damaged roof are just some of the intermediary repairs we won’t hesitate to make. In addition to attending to damages, you’ll also need to get in touch with your insurance provider.

A Kamloops Restoration Company You can Trust
One of the biggest benefits of choosing Thompson Valley Restoration DKI for your post-storm repair needs is that we work closely with insurance companies to make sure your claim is handled quickly and efficiently. For over 30 years we’ve provided the Thompson Valley with quality workmanship and superior customer service. Contact us if you have question about our services or simply keep our number handy should you need us.


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