Hurricanes can cause a lot of damage to your home. Even though your homeowners insurance can cover damages caused by a hurricane, the last thing you want to do is go through the process of claiming insurance and repairing your home.
The following are five tips on how to make your New Jersey home hurricane resistant to better protect it during hurricane season:
- Secure shingles - Use roofing cement to secure loose shingles. This will prevent powerful winds from ripping up your roof and from heavy rains from leaking into your home.
- Fill cracks and holes - Use caulk to fill cracks and holes throughout your home to prevent water from seeping in and causing damage.
- Add shutters - Protect your windows from flying debris and prevent water from leaking in with shutters. Shutters will also prevent anyone inside from being injured by broken glass.
- Cover up gable end vents - You'll want to prevent water from getting into your attic and ruining your insulation by covering your gable end vents.
- Secure double doors - Install heavy duty barrel bolt anchors on double doors. The winds of a hurricane can be incredibly powerful and could blow your double doors in, not only damaging the doors themselves but also making the inside of your home vulnerable to rain, winds, and debris that the hurricane is kicking up.
We hope these tips show you how to make your home hurricane resistant. For additional information and advice concerning homeowners insurance, be sure to contact us at CCW Insurance today.