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How can one receive help to protect their home from natural disasters?

Asked by Trulia Miami, Miami, FL Mon Apr 22, 2013

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As noted below, insurance is your surest protector. However, there are many additional ways to protect your home.

You may want to hire in inspector to go through your home and show you where there are any areas of weakness. Once you know this, you can hire a licensed contractor to make any necessary repairs.

If you don't have shutters to protect your home, or if you are willing to put in impact windows and doors, this is an additional item that will help to keep your home safer from storms.

Something most people don't think about is having a home recaulked. Because of the heat in Florida, the caulk tends to contract after about 10 years, so small openings can get larger. Generally these are not noticeable upon cursory glance. However, there are potential leakage areas around every window and door opening in a home.

Gutters and leaders should be checked and repaired periodically. These tend to rust around the edges and near corners where water collects. The result is that water may run over and start to rot the wooden soffits that hold up these drains. Have the faulty items checked and repaired or replaced.

I now pronounce you protected.

Marc Jablon, The Jablon Team
RE/MAX Complete Solutions
JablonTeam@gmail.com
561-213-6139
http://www.JablonTeam.com
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I am an insurance advisor you can reach me anytime and I give you some options to choose from. My contact number is 561-502-8844. I look forward to hearing from you.
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Nothing can offer you better protection from a natural disaster than keeping your homeowners insurance up to date.

Taking precautions prior to a natural disaster here in South Florida is very important as well, here is a great link in how to get prepared:

http://www.weather.com/life/safety/hurricane/article/hurrica…
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The best way to get information on how to protect your property from natural disasters is to tap into the wealth of knowledge that is offered to you for FREE on the internet. Many insurance providers have helpful safety information posted right on their websites. Also many cities and counties have their own websites with links that provide information about protection to residents and also provide services like Outreach Specialists that can answer your questions. Furthermore, wonderful organizations like the American Red Cross, NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and television stations like the Weather Channel have websites which provide advice, information and solution to live safer and be more protected and prepared from disasters.
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Homeowners insurance, and renters insurance if you are a tenant. Plus adding hurricane shutters, and strengthening the trusses of your roof.. You could always go the high dollar route and put hurricane proof windows in..


Best of Luck;

Christina Solorzano;
CEO & SR Credit Repair Specialist at
Everlasting Credit Repair
http://www.everlastingcredit.com
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