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Ask Moss: Tips for Dealing with Storms?

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Dear Moss Building & Design,

With storm season upon us, how can I best prepare my home to minimize damage to my home?

— Dulles Mom


Dear Dulles Mom,

The first thing you may want to do is have a licensed contractor come and inspect your roof to check for possible leaks. After that, you want to make sure your gutters and drains are clean, so that rapidly falling rain doesn’t get blocked and start flooding a certain area around your home. Additionally, make sure your downspouts are positioned away from your foundation. You could even consider getting removable extenders that can be attached to your downspouts to carry the rain even further away from your foundation.

Another thing to take into consideration is tree care. This includes removing dead and rotting trees and branches and also trimming back trees to keep them at their healthiest. It wouldn’t hurt to even have an arborist come out to check out the health of your trees so you can be aware of any failing trees before they came crashing down around, or even on, your home.

Good luck this summer!

— Moss Building & Design


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