If you live in an area that is prone to frequent or severe storms, you’re probably at least somewhat familiar with the serious property damage they can do to your home and property. Paying for storm-induced damage can become quite costly very quickly. Take steps to avoid serious storm damage to your property to reduce the cost of repairs.

Avoid Serious Property Damage: Inspect Your Home

Over time, and with exposure to stormy conditions, your home can become damaged and develop weaknesses that can become problematic during a storm. It’s hard to fix a problem you are unaware of, though. Find damage and weaknesses in your home by having it inspected periodically. It’s cheap and relatively easy to look over your house yourself. Of course, unless you’re an expert in home construction and design, you’re likely to miss potential trouble spots. You may find it beneficial to hire an inspector to help you find problems you would otherwise miss.

Trim Your Trees

Your trees offer multiple benefits and can be a wonderful addition to your property. Unfortunately, they can also be the cause of significant property damage in stormy conditions. Trees can only withstand so much force before they break, whether the branches snap off or the trunk itself is weakened and breaks. Overhanging branches can damage your home during a storm. They can come crashing down on top of cars and other items on your property too. Trimming your trees can help them stay healthy and strong, better able to withstand strong winds. The less they hang over your home and other belongings, the less risk there is of damage.

Avoid Serious Property Damage: Maintain Your Roof and Gutters

Aside from the wind, the rain is the most common culprit when it comes to serious property damage. Your roof and gutters are your house’s defense system for water damage. Make sure your roof is clean, secure, and free of leaks that could compromise its integrity. Your gutters should be designed to direct water away from your home. Make sure they are clean, in good condition, and unblocked so they can do their job properly.

Funding the cost of repairs needed due to storm damage can be a significant financial burden, even if some of it is covered by insurance. You can reduce your risk of storm damage by inspecting your home regularly, trimming your trees, and maintaining your roof and gutters. The less damage done, the less you’ll have to pay for in repairs.

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The Southwest Florida Real Estate Investment Association is the leading source of SWFL real estate investing events that provide investment education and networking in southwest Florida. We analyze the housing market and foreclosures and provide information, education and networking events in order to build a network and knowledge base for investors and potential investors. Our members include real estate agent, brokers, investors, hedge fund managers, rehabbers, wholesalers and more.

Our SWFL REIA General Meeting is held in Fort Myers where we provide education on hot topics in investing and an opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow investors. You’ll get a chance to ask for advice from successful real estate professionals and even make a few deals on your latest projects.

To become a member, anyone can register as an individual, a couple, or a corporation. Being a member opens the doors for endless networking opportunities, advice from members with decades of experience, new ideas from entrepreneurs, camaraderie with those just beginning, and deals and contracts done in the meeting room. For those interested in Cape Coral rental property investment and/or Fort Myers rental property investment, SWFL REIA will be able to provide a network to help launch a successful investment career.

The SWFL REIA is known and respected as a source of current, actionable and useful information about the housing market in the area that we meet.

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One of the premier sources for real estate investing networking and education is the SWFL REIA. In the real estate world, the SWFL REIA is different in that they do not do information product sales. Their meetings are focusing on the best ways of investing in real estate by collaborating with other property investors who are sharing their experiences.

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