Your house can protect you from rainfall, but what if heavy rain hits your house? And your house is not that strong to protect you and your family? In order to be safe from heavy rains such as hurricane, you need to have a well built or strong house. If your house is not well built, it will possibly destroyed by a hurricane. For example, when you build your house, you buy cheap materials, the possible thing that will happen when heavy rain comes, your house will be damaged and you will definitely spend much money for the repair. Most people hire a small construction company to make sure that the construction of their house is perfect. If your house is well built, you still need to do things in order to protect your house.
Here are some other things you need to do to protect your house
Check your roof
The first thing you need to do is check the condition of your roof. The roof is the main part of the house that protects you from heat from the sun and rainfall. You need to check the ridge of the roof where shingles fold to shape the cap if there are any cracks. Take a look at the valley of your roof, check if the metal sheet is getting rusty or has a hole. You also need to check if there are damaged, missing, curled or loose shingles, if there is, you need to replace them immediately to avoid leaking inside your house. Water leaks can possibly weaken your ceiling and walls.
Check your gutter
The next thing you need to do is check the gutters in your roof. Check if the gutters in your roof drains well and make sure it won’t make the water to overflow. Also check if there are dirt collected in your gutters, it will possibly cover the drain and stop the water from flowing. The possible dirt that will be in your gutter is dried leaves and birds nest. You need to check your gutter twice a year or before rainy season comes. When you already cleaned your gutter, take a look if your gutter has rust. If you see a small spot that is rusty, you can use a sand paper to remove the rust. If your gutter is very rusty, you need to buy a new one and replace it immediately. If your gutter is getting rusty, it will possibly create a hole and it will cause water leaks.
Check inside your house
You also need to check the inside of your house if there are signs of roof problems or leakage. Check if there are molds in your walls and ceilings that is one sign that there is water leakage in your house. You will also know if there is water leakage if your walls and ceiling changed color. If you notice these problems, you need to find the cause of the leaking immediately and you need to fix it in order to avoid problems on rainy days. If there is water leaks inside your house, your roof might be the problem and there might be a hole in your roof that needs to be covered.
Check your windows and doors
After you check your roof, gutters and inside your house, you also need to check your windows and doors. You need to make sure that your doors and windows are properly sealed and closed. If you notice some problems in your windows and doors, you need to fix them immediately. For example, your doors are made out of wood; you need to check if there are termites inside. It can be possibly destroyed when a typhoon hits your house. If your windows are made out of glass, you can put metal barriers. In that way, you will avoid flying objects on breaking your windows. Water will definitely enter your house if your window gets broken. You put sandbags around your doors to prevent flood from coming inside your house. Also check the locks of your windows and doors, strong winds can open them especially if the locks are weak or broken. You can also use a tool to prevent water from entering your house like a water absorbent socks. You can put it under your doors and on your windows. Water absorbent socks can absorb 1 gallon of water. It is a reusable tool and very reliable when rainy season comes.
Move your furniture
If you have furniture inside your house, might want to move them into a high place. If flood comes and you don’t move your furniture, they will definitely get wet, weaken and damaged by water. If you have furniture outside your house like in the garden or backyard, you need to remove them (put them inside your house or in the garage), there are possibilities that they will be blown away by strong wind and can cause damage on your house and other houses.
Trim big trees around your house
When you are done checking the inside and outside of your house, you also need to check your surroundings. If you have big trees around your house, you need to trim them before rainy season comes. Trees can be a big problem and might cause damage in your house. For example you didn’t trim the trees around your house and then a hurricane comes, there are possibilities that your trees will fall in your house. Fallen leaves might stuck in your gutters and block your drains.
Heavy rains can cause damage to every ones house and property that is why house owners build a strong house that can deal with heavy rains and also to protect their family. When your house got hit by a typhoon or hurricane, you will definitely spend money on the repairs for the damaged part of your house. If you are planning to build or renovate your house that can deal with bad weather like typhoons, you also need to have some ideas or information about building a house.