We all know how crazy the weather can get around Mena, AR, especially in the summer time. Your friends at The Owens Agency, LLC are here to provide some timely tips to reduce the amount of damage those sudden thunderstorms and winds can cause in a concise amount of time.
Check for Loose Siding and Shingles
It only takes a hammer, a few nails, and a little bit of time. Walk around your house and property to check your siding for loose boards or shingles. A flapping piece of roofing can get caught in the wind, take flight, and smash a window. Don’t forget to secure fencing and your shed if you have one.
Lock Up the Bikes
You might think a bicycle is a relatively heavy object and couldn’t become airborne. When the winds are whipping over 40 mph, your child’s toy can easily become another piece of flotsam. It’s so tempting for you or your child to simply hop off and leave it in the middle of the yard. Make it a habit of leaving the bikes in the garage or locking them to a secure post when you are done with them for the day.
Use Your Shed
It’s not just bikes, but sprinklers, hoses, buckets, shovels, and wheelbarrows that can go airborne when a funnel cloud is spotted. There isn’t time to clean up the yard on a moments notice. Take the time to neaten up your shed and use it for its true purpose, providing a safe and secure spot for all your tools and yard implements. Your friendly agent at The Owens Agency, LLC has plenty of other suggestions to help you maintain your Mena, AR home and protect your most valuable asset against damage.