“Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season”
Although hurricane season is coming to a close this November, it is never a bad time to go over precautions for hurricane weather. According to NOAA, “on average, 10.1 named storms occur each season, with an average of 5.9 becoming hurricanes and 2.5 becoming major hurricanes”.
***If you or someone you know has experienced hurricane damage, know that Aspen Contracting can help. Our company works with residential and commercial insurance companies to create a strategy to replace or perform maintenance to any roofs, siding, and gutters. We have the ability to place temporary precautions for roofing to help keep damages at a minimum until a more permanent solution can be made. ***
“Aspen Contracting’s post-hurricane response was amazing. My roof was fixed in just 3 weeks, including a delay from the insurance company” (Ken K.).
The typical hurricane season runs June 1st through November 30th every year. There are many factors one should take into consideration while preparing for possible hurricane weather.
1. Prep for the storm
- Have a ready-to-go disaster kit. Although we hope you never are placed in a situation where you have to use these, it is always safe to be prepared. Your kit might look something like: First-aid supplies, medications, batteries, cash, a flashlight, non-perishable foods, water, and copies of your critical information and insurance.
2. Practice your evacuation plan
- Understand the evacuation zone and exit route you must use, to take cover from the storm.
- Know the destination, have a printed copy of the map.
- Fill your gas tank and leave earlier than you think you need too.
- Make sure to make reservations for you and your family to stay, pets too!
- Bring all important paperwork and photos for your family and property.
- Make sure the plan and communication are strong between all your family and friends, and that all stay informed.
3. Protect your home
- Reinforce doors, windows, and garage doors with storm shutters or plywood
- Make sure all water drains are unclogged and free of debris to help shield your home from water damage
- Trim or remove any tree branches near your home
- Move items from floor level to a higher place to protect from water damage
- Shut off the power to your house to help protect against any power surges.
Aspen Contracting hopes you stay safe through any weather-related situation you experience, always know that Aspen Contracting is here to help! Don’t believe us? Check out some of our hurricane-related reviews, like this one!
“Love our beautiful new roof for me, my friends and family. Our project consultant was there for us 110%. Damage from Hurricane Harvey, Victoria TX we had a full roof replacement. We got Duration High Definition shingles in Estate Gray.” (Connie J.)
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