Even with proper insurance, residents can take simple measures now to protect their homes from hurricane-related damage for years to come.
New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) May 26, 2012
As Florida residents brace themselves for the start of hurricane season on June 1, local agents at The Welch Group are spreading the word about how people can wind-proof their homes. They also want to raise awareness for the availability and benefits of the Florida flood insurance and windstorm coverage that residents should all obtain.
The team at The Welch Group wants all homeowners to know that standard home insurance policies may not cover damage related to hurricanes and floods. In addition to obtaining Florida flood insurance and windstorm coverage, the following are several ways in which residents can protect their homes:
- The most common types of wind damage include unhinged doors, broken windows and lost roof shingles. Properly installed sheathing is less likely to rip off, so homeowners should hire a roofer who is known for following building codes. People who replace their own windows and doors should make sure that they use impact-resistant laminated glass and either solid wood or hollow metal doors. Using at least three hinges and a deadbolt safety lock can provide further protection.
- Fuel spills can cause serious damage in any home, so individuals should check with their fuel provider to learn how to secure tanks to the floor.
- Remove all lawn furniture and outdoor items from the yard so that they will not blow around and possibly cause damage to nearby homes.
Even with proper insurance, residents can take simple measures now to protect their homes from hurricane-related damage for years to come. Those who want to learn more about how to fill the gaps in their homeowners insurance coverage with Florida flood insurance can consider seeking a local agent, such as one at The Welch Group, who is an expert in hurricane-related insurance plans and claims.
About the Welch Group:
When faced with the challenge of managing risks and protecting assets, it is imperative for Florida residents to make the right choice. The right choice is the Welch Group. The team of experts at the Florida insurance agency is passionate about providing the best service for both clients’ insurance and investment needs. The Welch Group’s name, reputation and future opportunities ride on its customers’ success. The agency prides itself on providing value-added service to its clients and operating in an honest and conscientious way.