Prepare Your Home for Spring Storms

Winter is a rough season for your lawn and your house. Freezing temperatures can cause water on your roof or in your gutters to freeze, thus causing damage. The winter weather can also make it hard to repair the damage.

But when the weather makes it possible, it’s essential to get your home in good shape for the spring storm season. If you don’t prepare your home for storm season, you could easily end up with water damage in your home and a mold problem. We are going to give you some tips on how to avoid this problem.

Check Your Roof

The first thing you should do is to inspect your roof. Winter winds may have caused damaged or even missing shingles. Check around the edges of your roof as this area is particularly vulnerable to wind damage. This occurs because the wind can more easily get under the shingles at this point and push them upward and possibly off.

Winter can also cause ice dams, which can also cause damage to your roof. Ice dams are ridges of ice around the edge of the roof that prevent the water from melting snow from draining off of the roof. This can damage shingles and allow water to leak into your home, causing damage to your ceilings and walls.

Weatherproof Your Windows and Doors

Water can leak into your home through inadequately sealed windows and doors. So, it’s best to check and make sure that your windows and doors are properly weatherproofed. If you see any signs of cracks or gaps, you should re-caulk or replace your weatherstripping. This will prevent water leaks and the damage they can cause.

Trim the Trees

Early in the spring, you should trim your trees. Be particularly careful to remove any branches that could potentially damage your house. The wind during powerful storms could knock down tree branches causing damage to your roof. Even a small amount of damage to your roof can lead to water damage in your home.

Inspect Your Gutters

Another crucial step you should take when preparing for spring storms is to inspect your gutters. You may find damage due to ice buildup that occurred during the winter. Gutters can also become clogged due to wind blowing debris into them. Whatever the cause, if you’re gutters are damaged or clogged, you’ll want to make sure they are in good shape before spring storms hit. Gutters protect your roof and your foundation from water damage. If you’ve noticed water damage in your basement or attic, your gutters may be clogged.


Spring storms can sometimes be severe and cause a lot of damage, so it’s best to be prepared. Using the tips we gave in this article will help you to be ready for the storm season. If you do find indications of water damage in your home or have any questions about water damage, we at RestorePro are here to help.

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