Storm season will be on us before you know it. That’s why it’s more important than ever to get ready. If this is your first time preparing your waterfront custom home to withstand storm damage, then you need to learn as much as you can. Here is a guide to help you do it before the next big storm hits.
Prepare Docks and Seawalls
The first step in protecting your waterfront custom home is to look after the docks and seawalls that you installed over the past few years. Make sure any loose decking is replaced and check for signs of erosion on both the docks and the seawalls. Replacing old or worn out components now can save you trouble later after the storm has come and gone. Make sure that you take down chairs, flags, and anything else that can be blown away. Put them into temporary storage until the storm has passed and it is safe to bring these items out again. Look for water and power lines that you use on your docks and shut them off. By doing this, you can avoid burst pipes, electrical fires, and short circuits.
Protect Your Boats
A boat is a great way to spend time on the water, especially if you keep it behind your waterfront custom home. But storms can damage or destroy your boat, and if you don’t have insurance for it, then it’s time to get a new policy. Even with insurance, you can still go the extra mile in protecting your boats. Leaving your boat in the marina seems safe, but it might not be. Secure the boat. Strap down your boat, if you are keeping it at home on dry ground, and fill it up with water to keep it from falling over. If you plan to leave your boat at the dock, make sure it is as secure as possible.
Protect Your Home
Protecting the home itself is something else you shouldn’t overlook. Shutter up the windows, put weather stripping around doors, and put important paperwork in waterproof containers that won’t be ruined by exposure to water.
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