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How to Protect Your House from Natural Disasters
Devastating natural disasters can cause millions of dollars worth of damage. You never know when the next natural disaster will strike and it’s important to make sure you take steps to ensure that your home is protected.
Flooding is the most common natural disaster and even a little bit of water can cause plenty of damage to a home. There are certain measures you can take to reduce this damage.
Install tiles instead of carpets.
Keep important documents in a waterproof lockbox.
If your home is subject to flooding, remove or place expensive items out of harm’s reach. Keep gutters and drains free from debris. If you’re building a new home, make sure the utility meters and fuse box are in a position where they can’t be covered with water and damaged. Hailstorms
Large hailstones and even small ones can cause damage to your home. It helps if you install a roof made of asphalt shingles, tiles, metal or slate. Roofs made of these materials pay for themselves over time because they limit damage and your roof will last longer. They will not only protect your home from hail but other extreme weather, such as high winds.
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