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Even though hurricane season lasts until November 30th, looking forward to the end of storm season always brings a renewed sense of peace for coastal Floridians. But before we enter the cooler and calmer months ahead, here’s a few things local homeowners can do to close out the stormy summer months.

  1. Assess for Damage

Remember, even if you escape this year’s storm season relatively unscathed, it may be worth giving your home a thorough inspection, or having a professional do the same. As such, give your home a close inspection, making sure to pay particularly close attention to potential roof and window leaks. Ensure that there are no active leaks and that your windows are properly sealed.

Fortunately, new homes, like those built by LifeStyle Homes—are built to more stringent hurricane-resistant codes than some older homes, thus making them more stormproof than others. This can help mitigate the damage and ensure that your severe storm repairs will be minimal.

  1. Make Necessary Repairs

If your home has been damaged during a storm—even slightly—this is the time to make the repairs necessary to prepare for next year. Make sure to document all repairs that are made for purposes of both record-keeping or filing an insurance claim. If possible, get multiple quotes on repair work, thus ensuring that you can get the best deal possible.

Furthermore, when making these repairs, make sure you are doing what you can to “hurricane-proof” the area in question for the future as you will want to do everything to make sure the problem doesn’t recur.

  1. Check Your Insurance Policies

Insurance is unquestionably necessary during and after hurricane season in Florida. At the end of the hurricane season, you may want to consider reevaluating your insurance options. Doing so can help ensure that you are constantly evaluating and adjusting your coverage and cost options to best protect yourself and save as much money as possible. Changing insurance during a busy hurricane season isn’t always a viable option but doing so afterward can be a good idea.

  1. Evaluate Your Options

If happen to live in an older home, or if you are worried about your home’s ability to withstand powerful storms, you may want to consider your long-term prospects. There is no question that severe storms and hurricanes are becoming more of a problem, and this absolutely means that homeowners should purchase homes that are durable and of the best quality. These homes should be able to withstand the storms of the future.

If you are interested in a new home in Brevard County or Indian River County that can withstand major storms while also providing you with the latest amenities, make sure to check out what we offer at LifeStyle Homes. Contact us today.