How to Protect your Home Against Storms and Floods

With flooding around the world sadly hitting the headlines more and more regularly of late, we wanted to share our advice on how to protect your home against storms and extreme weather conditions. 

Of course, when storms and flooding are on a large scale and in countries prone to natural disaster, domestic preventative measures can’t guarantee to protect a property. 

However, if you’re fortunate enough to live in an area where storms and flooding just typically mean inconvenience and minor water damage, we know just what you need. 

Good quality garage door seals 

If rainwater does manage to make its way into your garage during heavy downpours and storms, it can damage the contents of your property and cause your electricals to become hazardous. This can happen when a garage doesn’t fully compress with the floor due to the floor not being level or the gasket strip on the bottom of the door becoming worn. 

Fitting a robust door threshold seal will help sweep rainwater and debris out of your garage and prevent water from flooding into your property. It will also help stop heat escaping from your home when temperates drop so that you can stay warm, cosy and dry inside. 

Here at Weather Stop, we provide garage door seals in three different categories: 

Floor seal - This type of seal forms a watertight seal between the garage door and the floor to lock in warmth and lock out water.

Top seal - This seals gaps between the top of the garage door and the top of the building. 

Side seal - This kind of weather stripping is designed for up-and-over garages exclusively and fits down the side of a garage door. 

For full damage control, we recommend installing all three types of garage door seal so they can work simultaneously and maximise weather-proofing in your home. 

Each is designed to form a watertight seal between the bottom of the door and the floor, thanks to our specially developed sealant and adhesive, which is extremely strong and durable.

Our weather seals are also environmentally friendly, made from materials that are 100% recyclable, so they’re strong and sustainable. 

Some other top tips for storm-proofing your home: 

  • If a flood comes, move electrical equipment upstairs and away from windows. 
  • Take preventative measures to avoid wiring getting wet as this poses a serious fire hazard. We recommend seeking professional help safeguard your electricals; leave it to someone who knows what they’re doing, in other words. 
  • Prune unruly plants and trees to avoid them blowing around (or down) and damaging your property. 
  • Regularly check the state of your roof and tend to any issues or damage quickly. 
  • Ensure all doors, gates and windows are well secured to avoid unnecessary damage when the wind starts to whistle

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