Building a Weatherproof Home

Building a Weatherproof Home

Your home is your safe place and sanctuary. It should protect you from the elements and keep you and your family safe. Natural disasters can occur anytime and your home must be ready for it.

The US experiences tornadoes, floods, and hail every year. Weather patterns have also been changing due to climate change. If you have not experienced heavy downpours that lead to flooding before, there is no guarantee that you won’t be experiencing it in the coming years.

Adapt Your Home to Extreme Weather Conditions

While there is no way to completely weatherproof your home, you can take certain steps that increase your home’s resistance against the onslaught of extreme weather.

Buying a house is a big investment. Do not just judge a house by how it looks. Make sure that it is strong and resistant to the forces of nature.

Here are some adaptive methods that you can do to make your home ready for all weather conditions.

  • Secure your roof

Choosing the right materials for your roof can make a difference when a storm or a tornado strikes. Some materials can withstand strong winds that can easily blow other roofs away. One material known to be resistant even to extreme winds is metal roofing. Metal panels are locked tightly together that storm winds cannot easily lift them and blow them away. You can also opt for panel fasteners and an interlocking design to ensure the stability and strength of your roof. To increase the resistance of your roof, anchor them to your walls using hurricane ties. 

If your area is prone to hailstorms, metal roofs are also impact-resistant. Ensure that your roofs are always well-maintained and in good shape. For high-intensity rainfalls, a clean and working gutter and drainpipes are a must

  • Protect your windows and
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