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Tips to prepare your home for a storm

With the threat of storm season looming here in the Jasper, AL area, it’s important to make sure your house is prepared for whatever nature throws your way.

Here are some tips from us at Harris Insurance to help you get ready:

1. Trim trees and shrubs:

Make sure that any trees or shrubs near your home are trimmed back so strong winds won’t easily uproot them.

2. Secure outdoor furniture and decorations:

Bring in lawn furniture, umbrellas, and decorations that can easily be blown away in high winds.

3. Seal windows and doors:

Check all outside windows and doors for cracks or gaps where air can seep in. Add weather-stripping or caulking if needed to seal the openings and prevent water from entering your home.

4. Clear gutters:

Be sure to clear out any debris from your gutters so rainwater can drain properly and not damage your roof or siding. 

5. Stock up on supplies:

Have an emergency supply kit ready with items such as non-perishable food items, first-aid materials, flashlights, batteries, etc., in case of a power outage during the storm. 

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By following these simple steps before a storm hits, you can rest assured knowing that you have taken every measure to protect yourself, your family, and your home from potential damage caused by severe weather conditions!

For more tips, give us at Harris Insurance a call today. We would be happy to help you find a homeowner’s insurance policy that meets both your needs as well as your budget. We are proud to serve the Jasper, AL area and look forward to serving you!

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