This years storm season has been greeted head on. Picking up the pieces, and working hard to get things back to normal over the last couple of weeks following the recent hail storms, has made us stop and think about our current wet weather systems wreaking havoc on our customers.
As summer rolls on and the predication are ominous, here are some proactive steps that you can take to ensure that your windows and doors provide an excellent seal without fail and that you stay safe during a storm.
Let us examine some of these tips:
√ Ensure that the tracks of your windows and doors are clean and cleared of all debris and dirt.
√ Make sure that the seals or vinyl on your windows and doors is in place.
√ If you have weather strips make sure they are working as designed.
√ Windows and doors have a weather pile inserted as part of their manufacture – this can also be referred to as mohair. It is designed to stop the wind and whistle in your windows. Make sure yours is still there and has not be worn away.*
√ Store loose furniture and knickknacks away from windows.
√ Ensure that there is an emergency kit handy and it is updated.
√ Establish a safe area/muster area somewhere in the home. It would be best if the chosen location does not have windows or glass doors.
√ Have emergency food supplies for each member of the household enough for at least two to three days. These foods should not require cooking so include canned and dry foods.
√ Ensure that there are extra batteries, flashlights, candles, water, toiletries, matches, lighter, propane, et cetera as part of your emergency kit.
√ Secure all outdoor fixtures and furniture that could potentially become airborne in a storm.
√ If there is a generator at your disposal, ensure that there is more than enough fuel and it is in good working order.
√ Trim all overhanging branches so that they do not pose a danger to the roof, windows, et cetera. Contact the power company to remove branches near power lines.
√ Mend any windows or doors that are not currently in good repair.
*If you are uncertain about your mohair – check out our YouTube video to know what it is – measure it and then call us and we will complete your transaction and post it to you right away.
If you did find your windows and doors leaked during a storm event, take pictures this will help with any recommendations for remedial works.
Stay safe this season from the entire team at Central Glass and Aluminium.
Contact us to find out how we can solve your needs!