Here’s what you can do if a summer storm, hurricane or hailstorm strikes, plus what to do if a tree falls on your house.
You don’t need a hurricane warning to crank up your stress level about possible storm damage to your home. Even a short-lived hailstorm can literally take a bite out of your siding or your roof.
Here’s what you need to know to help your home’s exterior recover from a brutal storm.
How the Wind Blows
Odds are, your house won’t be carried off and land on a witch — that only happens in the movies. But there are some real risks: power lines could come down, trees and branches may fall on your roof, shingles may get whisked away, and gutters could loosen or fall.
Call the police and power company right away if power lines are down. If you feel unsafe, leave the property.