It doesn’t matter if you own your home, or are renting, it’s still worth protecting this storm season.
There are many precautionary measures you can take, that way when the storm comes, you already feel prepared.
Today’s blog is going to show you some of Insurance Solutions best tips on how to get your home ready. Keep reading to find out.
Secure outside belongings
This is a perfect thing to do ahead of time because you never want to be outside during the storm. Pick up loose items like toys, furniture, old and dead branches, and put them in secure places like a garage, or patio. This way- the objects won’t be able to damage the outside of your home or car.
Photographing the outside of your home, and even the inside ceilings and doorways is a smart task to take care of. You want to document the current condition of your home before the storm hits, so when it’s time to compare the damage done by the storm, you have evidence and proof of what exactly is different.
Protect your windows
As Florida residents, we are no stranger to summer storms- we’ve seen them come in all sizes, big and small. When the larger storms are on their way protect your windows and any entrances into your home. Do this by drilling plywood onto them or using your hurricane shutters.
As for the smaller storms, this kind of action is not always necessary. What is necessary as full-time Floridians, is purchasing windows that are up to code and weather resistant. By having storm proof windows, you can lower the cost of your home insurance plan and not have to worry when the heavy gusts of wind come.
Review your policy
Even when there is no storm in sight, you should periodically refresh yourself on your insurance policy. Take note of what you are covered for, and what you need to make sure is protected. As time goes on and you continue to review your policy, life changes you’ve encountered on the way may prompt you to consider changing policy’s- you may want more coverage on potential mishaps.
Since talking about important documents, like insurance policies, you want to take inventory of them when a major storm is coming. Make copies, and store them with your other important documents like- birth certificates, deeds, social security cards, vehicle registration, passports, and so on. These documents hold the key to many doors in your life, so store them away in a safe spot.
You have enough to worry about in your life, which is why getting prepared for the inevitable ahead of time will save you worry and stress. Remember, you don’t have to do everything alone, call one of our agents at Insurance Solutions of America to help you sort through the troubles. We are always here to keep you and your family protected.