How to Ready Your Home for Seasonal Storms

by Michael Tarallo 02/09/2020

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Our homes are special from the first time we enter. That's why we spend our precious time and money caring for our dwellings when bad weather threatens damage.

Spring Windstorms

For homeowners, windstorms are often unassuming. We all know to watch for snow or rain, but high winds can cause significant home damage.

While we can't control the wind, there are some proactive measures we can take. Refasten any loosely hanging shingles or gutters. Check the yard for unsecured items that could become projectiles in high winds. Finally, remove branches or whole trees that are within falling distance of the house.

Winter Snowstorms

During the winter, one of the biggest problems for homes involves the weight of snow. As mentioned above, make sure to trim any branches hanging over the house. The last thing you need is a heavy branch falling on your roof.

Before it gets too cold, you should also change filters and perform necessary maintenance on your home heating devices.

Spring/Summer Floods

Over the past decade, floods have happened more frequently due to climate change. If you live in a minor floodplain, now is the time for a plan of action.

You may want to consider building trenches and water runoff channels into your yard. Many homeowners also build decorative concrete walls or other barriers around their homes. Lastly, consider investing in a sump pump to remove internal flooding.

Hurricanes

Hurricanes are the most destructive of storms; however, preparation mirrors earlier examples. Preparing for hurricanes means preparing for the worst possible winds and floods. Make sure to reinforce any home appendages, barricade doors and windows, and build water barriers.

About the Author
Author

Michael Tarallo

MEET MICHAEL 

Michael Tarallo is the tenacious, confident real estate professional needed for today's complex real estate world. With his comprehensive understanding of people and the process he will guide and assist you with your sale, purchase or investment. An excellent negotiator and all-around business savvy determined to deliver results.

A former Mount Kisco and current Pound Ridge resident, Michael has extensive knowledge of the local towns of Mount Kisco, Bedford, Bedford Hills, Katonah and Pound Ridge as well as the surroundings areas from the Bronx, through Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties.

NYS Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, member of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), the New York State Association of Realtors® (NYSAR), the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors® (HGAR), the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service (HGMLS) and the Mid-Hudson Multiple Listing Service (MHMLS).

A Pace University grad with a BBA in Marketing, Five Star Professional 2017-2019, Top Producer 2016-2019.

Michael is accessible, energetic and ready to serve your real estate needs.

Born and raised in the Bronx, he now currently resides in Pound Ridge with wife Christine and 2 children, Michael Jr. and Angela. Michael is also a volunteer at the Pound Ridge Ambulance Corps.