Don't be caught off guard by winter weather!
While Oregonians are blessed to live in a normally mild climate, the risk for cold, winter weather is always looming. As we have experienced in this past week, an ice or snow storm in our area can cause an immense amount of damage to our homes in just a short period. With every winter storm we face, our vulnerability for roof damage or water damage increases exponentially. Next time you experience a winter weather event, make sure you’re prepared to weather the storm safely!
#1: Keep Trees & Shrubs A Safe Distance From Your Roof & Siding
When ice or heavy winds come your way, the last thing you need is a tree landing on your roof or going through a window. Make sure to keep any large trees or shrubs a safe distance from your home to ensure that you won’t fall victim during your next storm.
If you do experience roof damage, 3R’s construction can repair or replace your roof quickly and effectively!
#2: Stock Up on the Necessities to keep Safe
This past week, many Oregonians have experience long-term power outages, which quickly affected our routines and daily life! Keep plenty of water on hand, along with supplies to supplement heat, food that can be prepared with little or no preparation, and plenty of battery-operated flashlights or candles to use during those long, nights. It's also a great idea to have a generator and spare gas on hand in case you lose power for an extended period.
Contact 3R's Construction when the next winter storm hits your home.
#3: Prepare your home from freezing pipes or appliance leaks
The last thing a homeowner needs is a water leak or a frozen pipe that can potentially cause water damage to your home. Before cold weather hits, cover outdoor hose bibs, add extra insulation to your attic or crawlspace and keep your thermostat to the same temperature, both day and night. If you lose power for an extended period, keep an eye out for excess water under your fridge or freezer as this can quickly cause a great deal of damage!