Protect your home in high winds

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Protect Your Home in High Winds

Homes in the UK are always at risk of damage from high winds and rain therefore it is important to protect yourself and your property from any unnecessary damage. The likes of unstable trees, wobbly fences and falling roof tiles can cause long term harm to your home and potential injuries to your family, so this is why we are offering you a few bits of advice to keep you safe.


One of the first things that we suggest homeowners to organise is to check that you have the correct home insurance in place. The right building and contents cover will keep your important valuables protected in case of the worst.

Any home or garden improvement that needs working on could seem harmless, but will cause problems in the instance of gale force winds. If you leave any general maintenance too long, you could be paying out even more once the damage is done. So what better time to sort it out then now, as stuff such as wobbly chimneys and crumbling brickwork could be potentially serious hazards.

Bad Weather – Safety Checklist 

We have made a list of additional key points that will help you prepare your home for any bad weather that is reportedly coming your way:

  • Park your car safely on your drive or in a garage, so that it is not left under any trees. If this isn’t possible then ensure that the trees surrounding the area aren’t weak and could potentially fall by getting a survey done.
  • Any loose objects, such as kid toys or light furniture, should be properly secured either in a shed, garage or weighed down to prevent them from flying around.
  • Your doors and windows should be safely secured, as a sudden burst of wind could fling them open and break the glass
  • The roof usually throws up any weak tiles and corroded nails, so have a look before it’s too late.
  • Unsecured drainpipes and guttering are usually the first parts of a property to fall off when the winds start to pick up. Make sure that they are properly attached.
  • Keep a torch somewhere accessible in case your power goes off and you’re incapable of turning it back on. You don’t want to be sitting in candlelight all night!

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