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Practical Steps to Minimize Home Damage from Severe Winds

Apr 16, 2024 | Water Damage Restoration

If a tornado or straight-line winds have damaged your southern Minnesota home or business, Premiere Restoration can clean up, rebuild, and restore it. Here are some things to do to prevent or reduce the damage caused by severe winds.

Minimize Wind Damage to Your Home

Secure windows and glass doors

Install storm shutters to prevent windows from breaking due to windborne debris. Consider adding shatter-resistant film or using stormproof, high-impact glass to reinforce glass surfaces.

Reinforce garage doors

Roll-up garage doors can fail under wind pressure. Strengthen the wheel tracks and add lateral cross members or girts. Reinforce double-entry doors using a heavy-duty deadbolt. Add slide bolts to one of the doors and longer hinge attachments on the door and frame.

Fortify your roof

Your roof is the first line of defense for your home. Re-adhere any loose shingles and consider using impact-resistant shingles during roof installation. Install roof strappings to anchor the roof framing to the wall framing.

Trim or remove dead, damaged, or rotten trees and limbs

These can cause severe damage during wind storms. Contact your local utility company to trim limbs close to utility lines and poles.

Remember, while you can’t prevent severe winds, these steps will help safeguard your home and loved ones. Stay informed and prepared!

We are Local and Near You

Premiere Restoration is headquartered in Mankato, Minnesota. We provide Water Damage Restoration, Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration, Mold Remediation, Storm Cleanup & Restoration, and Sewage Cleanup & Damage Restoration to homes and businesses for all of Southern Minnesota, including MankatoFaribaultLake CrystalNew UlmNorth MankatoOwatonnaSaint Peter, and Waseca.

With the help of our restoration professionals, you will have your home or business back to normal quickly.