Connecticut Summers: Sunshine and Potential Storms

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Connecticut Summers: Sunshine and Potential Storms

The beauty of Connecticut summers is undeniable, with long sunny days and warm nights perfect for outdoor activities. However, these idyllic conditions can also bring sudden and powerful thunderstorms. Here’s how to prepare your home to weather the summer storms safely.

Being Prepared for Connecticut’s Summer Fury

Thunderstorms, hail, and strong winds are more frequent occurrences during Connecticut summers. Here are some proactive measures to keep your home safe:

  • Trim the Trees: Overhanging branches pose a significant threat during storms. Trim tree branches near your house to prevent them from damaging your roof or siding during strong winds.
  • Clean Your Gutters: Clogged gutters can overflow during heavy rain, causing water damage to your roof and foundation. Regularly clean your gutters and downspouts to ensure proper water drainage.
  • Inspect Your Roof: Schedule a pre-storm roof inspection to identify any loose or damaged shingles. Missing or damaged shingles can allow water leaks into your home.

Additional Tips for Storm Safety

Here are some additional ways to protect your home and family during a summer storm:

  • Close All Windows and Doors: Secure loose outdoor furniture and bring in potted plants to prevent them from becoming projectiles in strong winds.
  • Charge Electronic Devices: Power outages can occur during storms. Charge your electronic devices beforehand to stay informed and connected.
  • Have a Flashlight and Batteries on Hand: In case of a power outage, having a working flashlight and extra batteries will ensure you have light when needed.

Peace of Mind After the Storm

After a severe storm has passed, it’s crucial to inspect your home for any damage. However, some damage might not be readily visible. Here’s where Schaefer Inspection Service comes in.

Post-Storm Inspection by a Professional

Our experienced inspectors can perform a thorough post-storm inspection of your Connecticut home. We’ll check for:

  • Roof damage, including missing shingles, leaks, or deterioration
  • Siding damage from hail or windblown debris
  • Damage to windows and doors

By identifying potential issues early on, you can take steps to prevent further damage and ensure the safety of your home.