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3 Ways To Limit Commercial Storm Damage

4/20/2021 (Permalink)

Storm damage - Solana, FL building.

Three Weather Damage Prevention Measures

Commercial storm damage can strike at any time of year. Some measures can be helpful for dealing with a winter storm or severe weather that strikes during any season. Here are three of the most effective weather damage prevention measures for buildings in Solana, FL.

1. Monitor Changing Weather Conditions
Keeping an eye on the weather forecast up to 10 days out can give building owners and managers some advance warning about upcoming storms. It is also a good idea to be aware of known severe weather seasons in the location of a commercial building. Monitoring overnight lows throughout the winter can also help owners and managers take measures to heat an area or insulate exposed plumbing to prevent a pipe break.

2. Secure or Stow Loose Items Kept Outdoors
From antennas mounted on the roof of a commercial structure down to patio furniture on the ground or decks, any items that are kept outside should be brought inside or anchored to the ground before a storm strikes. High winds can cause any items to become flying debris that could damage the nearest structure. Heavy snow or ice from a winter storm can also damage delicate components.

3. Install Commercial Storm Windows
The owners of buildings located in regions that are prone to severe weather may want to invest in storm windows. A protective layer that can be rolled down over commercial windows to provide protection from high winds can be well worth the cost. Preventative measures are easier to budget and plan ahead for than emergency storm damage restoration.
Depending on the location of a building, damage may be prone to occur during spring, summer or fall or due to a winter storm striking Solana, FL. Property and business owners should monitor weather forecasts, identify storms with the potential to damage structures and pursue immediate or long-term preventative measures.

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