Hurricane Coming

and you don’t have much time?

What to do to safeguard your house



For board houses not well fastened to foundations, bring indoors a water container or other heavy objects to hold house down


Trim branches of trees that might fall. This will reduce the pressure on the tree from the wind


Board up windows to prevent flying objects breaking them and the damage this can lead to


If you have more time………..

Add extra nails and a cover strip to overhangs particularly at gable ends


Put in more nails or screws along the edge of the roof to stop lifting


Fit one hurricane strap or clip on each rafter if they are missing


Fit Collar Ties between every other pair of rafters to hold together the two sides of the roof