Friday, July 8, 2011

Tis the season!

Hurricane season, flood season, wildfire season, summer storm season, tornado..... well you get the idea. This is also the season to get out and prepare your home for these events to give it a fighting chance if you have to cut and run. Spring-Summer are when to evaluate the trees since you can easily spot the dead stuff and clean it out. It's also the time to identify vegetation that needs to be cut back to keep fuel off the roof and away from the house. Clean the roof, get all the trash out of the valleys and gutters. get out the hurricane plywood and make sure it's in order and ready to go with all fasteners in good shape. What! You don't already have that stuff? Do you really want to be one of those guys fighting over the last piece of over-priced plywood at the rip-off mart when a storm is a brewing? Next I'll give my own list of what I think should be in a homes emergency kit.