Hail damage tends to be worse in Colorado than in other states in the U.S. Colorado’s high altitude causes thinner air, making hail fall relatively faster, hitting surfaces harder. Anyone who lives in the Denver area will remember that the state recorded the costliest (over $2 billion in damage) hailstorm in May 2017. The worst part is that hailstorms often hit with little or no warning at all. So how do you protect your Denver home from hail damage?
Our experts at Denver Stucco & Stone have handled several Denver hail repairs, so we know how to prepare your property for a hail season. We’ve prepared an in-depth guide to take you through your home preparation phase. Read on to learn more.
Large hail storms can break or shatter your windows. Closing your blinds and drapes can help prevent wind from blowing glass inside your house. You can also consider installing permanent shutters to allow for quick closure during emergencies. Permanent shutters are great for hail storms, hurricanes, and other extreme weather conditions.
It helps to have your shutters installed by a local professional contractor in Denver. You can talk to our Denver Stucco & Stone experts about all your window needs. We know what types of windows are perfect for your home and how to make them resist any hail damage.
- Keep the Roof in Good Condition
Your roof plays a significant role in protecting your home from weather elements. So you want it to be in top condition and be able to sustain the hail storm. Be sure to inspect your roof and fix any damages that may have occurred due to wear and tear.
If the roof is damaged beyond repair, consider a replacement. Make sure you choose high-quality shingles for a sturdy roof. Keeping your roof in good shape is a great way to reduce the impact of elements on your home while protecting your family and valuables.
Besides destroying your property, hail can wreak havoc on your landscape. It becomes almost impossible to maintain a beautiful lawn when your plants and flowers get damaged by hail storms every fall or summer. So, finding proper ways to protect your property is essential and can help secure your home while improving its aesthetics.
First, care for your flowers and plants and fertilize them appropriately before any potential storm. If there are trees in your backyard, keep them trimmed, particularly if they have large branches that extend over your house, fence, or driveway. Additionally, you should be equipped with proper protective materials like hail netting and trash cans to cover bushes and flower plants.
- Outdoor Furniture
Trees, faulty roofs, and damaged windows aren’t the only pitfalls that pose threats during a hail storm. Exterior items like deck furniture, bikes, toys, and outdoor décor are easy targets for hail storms. Usually, storms are characterized by strong winds that could blow away or damage loose exterior items in your home.
Since you’re probably not using your exterior furniture during Denver hail, we recommend you bring them indoors or move all the outdoor items to an enclosed area. If you have limited indoor space or don’t have an enclosed area within your home, consider getting a cover to keep your patio items protected.
Get Superior Hail Protection at Denver Stucco & Stone
Hail storms can have devastating impacts on your home. Ensuring your home is well protected can help avoid severe and costly damage. Take bold steps to prepare your home and enable it to withstand even the most extreme hail season. At Denver Stucco & Stone, we will do everything for you, from preventive inspections to post-storm Denver hail repair. Please get in touch with us today @(303) 815-5633 to schedule a free consultation with our experts.