Preparing Your Home for Summer ThunderstormsJun 24, 2019
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service says around 1,800 thunderstorms are happening at any given time. Lightning and flash floods are the greatest threats.
Summer Heat & Thunderstorms
Moisture and rapidly rising warm air are essential in the formation of a thunderstorm. This is why they mostly occur in the spring and summer, especially in southeastern areas of the U.S. The increasing humidity together with warm temperatures form huge amounts of warm, moist air that rises to the atmosphere, creating a thunderstorm.
How You Can Prepare Your Home
It’s important that you have the right kind of roof for your area. Inspect your roof for damage, and complete preexisting repairs. Keep in mind that roofing jobs are best left to professionals for your safety and to avoid further damage. Trim tree branches that are touching the roof.
Make sure that your gutters are clean and unclogged to keep water away from your property. Trim tree branches that touch your home’s exterior.
Learn how to properly use your generator in case the power goes out. For easy access, always keep electrical panels free clutter and debris. Flammable items should be kept away from the panel. A whole-home surge protector can be installed in your electrical panel to protect your appliances in case of a lightning strike.
Durable windows can protect your home from harsh storms and heavy winds. At Rogers Roofing, we don’t just offer top-grade roofing services, you can also count on us for quality replacement windows. Call us at (219) 933-9145 and (773) 768-3022, or fill out our online form for a free quote. We work with homeowners Evergreen Park, IL, Hammond, IN, and areas around Northwest Indiana.