Being a Florida homeowner can come with a lot of risks – a lot of them being weather related. Before the 2017 storm season, you may need to consider getting work done on your house prior to or after a storm approaches. Before you hire a contractor, there are things you need to be aware of. Check out this list of important information regarding an Assignment of Benefits, and make sure you’re prepared before you sign an agreement.
Being a Florida homeowner means you are familiar with the impending hurricane season every summer. Storms can leave your home damaged, leaving you with no option but to get repairs done as soon as possible to keep your family safe. Before you scramble to hire a contractor or worker, take some time to ensure you won’t fall victim to price gouging, a practice that’s seen frequently during storm season.
Hurricane season has arrived, and according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, it’s shaping up to be difficult to predict. The NOAA says that while it’s likely as many as 16 storms will reach “naming” status, there are a number of “climate signals” that are making this year’s forecast especially hard to pin down. Besides those 16 tropical storms and hurricanes, NOAA notes there will be many other storms that can cause significant damage, especially for those living in the coastal states like Florida.
When it comes to preparing for the upcoming months of unpredictable weather, there’s no time like the present to make sure your home is ready to weather the storms. Here are three important steps to take now to make sure your property is protected:
Here in Florida, severe thunderstorms, tropical storms and hurricanes are a part of life. As adults we prepare for the storm season by keeping important supplies, keeping track of approaching storms and making sure we have the right homeowners insurance in case of disaster. However, kids often don’t understand that hurricanes and other big storms don’t have to be so scary if we are prepared as a family. Southern Oak has some tips that will help teach kids about severe storms and how to prepare for them.