Prepare Your Louisville Home for Tornado Season

Springtime is here, and that means that tornado season is underway in Kentucky and other states in the region. Although there isn’t much that people can do to prevent a tornado from hitting their area, there are steps that homeowners can take to minimize damage to their Louisville houses if one is nearby. Here are some things that you can do to limit tornado damage to your home:

  • If you’ve been thinking about replacing old windows with new, energy-efficient windows, spend a little extra and get impact-resistant window systems.
  • Sliding glass doors are especially vulnerable to wind damage. Look for impact-resistant doors made of laminated glass, a combination of plastic and glass or another strong combination.
  • Garage doors, particularly aluminum doors, are vulnerable to wind damage. If your home has an older, flimsy garage door that needs replacement anyway, spend a little extra for a stout garage door system built to withstand high winds.
  • If you’ve been putting off replacing your roof, go ahead and contact a reputable roofer. Make sure that they use metal clips and straps that will anchor the roof to the frame of your house more securely.
  • Create an emergency plan and designate the best place to take shelter in your home or nearby. Make sure that everyone knows what to do and where to meet if you are separated.
  • Stress the importance of staying calm and thinking clearly in an emergency.
  • Test your children’s understanding of what to do and discuss alternate plans under certain situations.
  • Designate a family friend or relative to contact if family members are separated, preferably one that doesn’t live within a mile or two of your Louisville home.

While those steps require an investment in your home, the following emergency preparedness steps are cost-free and even more important. To protect your family in the event of a tornado or another type of emergency, take the following steps:The Louisville real estate professional at Louisville Properties wants you and your family to be safe and prepared for emergencies. If you’re looking for a Louisville house that is a better fit for your family’s current and future needs, call us today at 502.744.9504. Resource Links:

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