You know how the adage goes: April showers bring May flowers. Here in North Carolina that most definitely seems to be the case with frequent storms and afternoon showers popping up all over the Triangle throughout the month.

Unfortunately, April’s showers can bring damaging weather too that includes hail, strong winds, lightning, and even tornadoes. As a tip, make sure that you review your home’s insurance policy on a yearly basis to ensure that your home is covered during severe and extreme weather in the off-chance that you end up needing something repaired. According to the National Weather Service, thunderstorms alone cause more than $1 billion in property damage annually.

Nonetheless, there are several things that you can do that will prevent spring storms from doing damage to your home. With that being said, it’s hard to predict what Mother Nature will do, so consider using A+ Tree & Crane Services for when April storms hit and you need some help cleaning up.

Clean your gutters

During the fall and winter, leaves and debris often pile up from the dead leaves that fall. A clogged gutter can cause water to accumulate on the roof and near your foundation, which can lead to expensive damage. Gutter guards are a good idea, as well as checking to make sure that your downspout is turned away from your home.

Replace old shingles

Check your roof shingles once a year for any that might be cracked or loose. This will ensure that no damage from roof leaks will result from heavy rains during April.

Check caulking

Sealing off your doors, windows, joints, and corner boards are an important aspect of safeguarding your home against spring showers. Checking your caulking to make sure that it’s not decaying can prevent water damage. Also, re-caulk for better insulation.

Trim your trees

With the help of A+ Tree & Crane Services, trim your trees so that they don’t become projectiles in the case of a severe storm. If there is a dead tree in your yard, go ahead and cut it down. If you’re looking for efficient service, A+ Tree & Crane services specialize in tree removal, tree trimming, stump grinding, landscaping, hauling, concrete installation, fence installation, and more. Don’t let a fallen tree be the cause of major damage to your home this spring.

Move outdoor furniture

If you know that a storm is coming, move all patio furniture to a secure location. Trash cans and any other loose items are also subject to being blown away, so make sure to bring those in too.

April showers don’t have to be stressful. Since 1996, A+ Tree & Crane Services has been practicing high quality, affordable services for customers looking to keep their home safe from storms.

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