The most important precaution you can take to reduce damage to
your home and property is to protect the areas where wind can enter. According
to recent wind technology research, it's important to strengthen the exterior
of your house so wind and debris do not tear large openings in it. You can do
this by protecting and reinforcing these five critical areas:
| GARAGE DOORS
A great time to start
securing - or retrofitting - your house is when you are making other improvements
or adding an addition.
codes reflect the lessons experts have learned from past catastrophes. Contact
the local building code official to find out what requirements are necessary
for your home improvement projects.
The National Flood Insurance Program, is a pre-disaster flood
mitigation and insurance protection program designed to reduce the escalating
cost of disasters. The National Flood Insurance Program makes federally backed
flood insurance available to residents and business owners
damage is not usually covered by homeowners insurance. Do not make assumptions.
Check your policy.
Flood Insurance Program call
1-888-CALL-FLOOD ext. 445, TDD# 1-800-427-5593.