With next week being designated Hurricane Preparedness Week, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is warning Albany residents that now is the time to prepare their home and prevent avoidable property damage in addition to refreshing the family safety plan.
The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety is an independent, nonprofit research organization that can recreate up to Category 3 hurricane conditions in their one-of-a-kind research facility to determine the steps homeowners need to take to prepare.
Seven ways to prepare your home for Hurricane Season:
1. Select a wind-rated garage door: High winds can push a garage door inward, allowing pressure to push up on the roof and surrounding walls and cause a cascade of damage to your entire home. Wind-rated garage doors have been tested to withstand these pressures and can help protect your home.
2. Resolve leaks: Existing leaks in your roof can worsen in severe weather.
Skylights: Install flashing around skylights to keep water from leaking into your home.
Chimneys: Remove and replace the flashing, including the ice and water barrier, around your chimney to ensure no water seeps into your home.
Flashing: Have leaky flashing removed and replaced.
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