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Keeping Wind Damage In Check

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

Keeping Wind Damage In Check

When the weather turns ugly and the winds get strong in Maryville TN, homes aren’t the only structures at risk. Business owners know they have to take steps to protect their buildings. You can’t afford to ignore the risks of high winds.  Here are four ways to protect your commercial building:

Have Tarps and Plywood On Hand

Water damage can destroy the inside of your commercial building.  If you have a damaged roof or missing shingles after a windstorm, tarps and plywood can help control water intrusion. Use these until you have time to schedule a total roof repair.

Anchor Projectiles

Do an exterior walk around at your business before severe weather hits. Pay special attention to possible projectiles.  If you see anything that may fly freely through the air in a storm, you should anchor it.  Move those hazards inside if possible and if not, using a tie-down is often an effective solution.

Clear Trees and Other Debris

Damage to roofing systems can cause a roof leak. If you can keep trees and other debris from crashing through your business’s roof, you can help prevent that from happening. Consider trimming overhanging branches and removing landscape waste a few times a year.

Reinforce Garage-Style Doors

Garage-style doors often do not fare well during inclement weather. These doors are usually large and flimsy. If your business has one you should think about reinforcing it. Lumber or metal rods can increase the chances that your company’s garage doors will ride out the storm with little or no damage. Moreover, if you are expecting heavy rains, you should ensure all doors are securely closed before evacuating ahead of a storm.

In case of any storm damage or water damage resulting from roof damage, call SERVPRO of Blount County at 865-982-2332 to help you get your company back up and running as soon as possible.

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