Preparing your home for summer can prevent your electricity bill from skyrocketing. It can also save your property from costly repairs.
In this post, your local insurance restoration contractor, Polk Contracting, Inc., gives tips to summer-proof your home.
Passive Design Strategies
Passive design strategies make use of elements to keep your home comfortable and healthy. This includes planting trees and installing overhangs so your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard. You may also consider utilizing daylight instead of light bulbs for illuminating your home to lower your electricity use.
For those who live in areas prone to thunderstorms, it’s important to pay attention to weather reports. Stay alert for winds higher than 20 mph.
Store all garden and outdoor equipment that can get blown away in strong winds. A strong deadbolt and heavier hinges can prevent your doors from being blown open. Consult your insurance provider to determine whether your house and vehicles are covered for wind or hail damage.
Your local roofing contractor, Polk Contracting, Inc., provides storm damage claim assistance. We will provide you with the documentation you need to support your claims. Our team can be there for you or when your insurance adjuster inspects your home to ensure a fair assessment.
Keeping Your Home Cool
In-room air conditioning units are one of your more affordable options. Evaporative or swamp coolers can efficiently cool off an area of your home.
Blinds, shutters and shades are another way to reduce indoor heat, especially in the midday. Blinds and shutters may reduce heat gain by up to around 45 percent. Together with a rotating fan, they can significantly decrease indoor temperature.
Keep your home cool and protected this summer by investing in quality exterior products and services. At Polk Contracting Inc., we are your leading insurance restoration contractor. We offer roofing, siding, windows, gutters and door installation. Call us at (410) 660-2922 or complete our online form for a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Abingdon, MD.