In the winter, the weather takes a turn for the worse and we often see storms arrive that can be dangerous as well as causing lots of damage to property. If you are considering moving to a park home like these park homes for sale in Gloucestershire www.parkhomelife.com/our-parks/orchard-park-homes-gloucester-gloucestershire or you have recently moved into on, you might be wondering about what you can do to protect your home from the bad weather that we can get at this time of the year.
Here are some practical tips to help you and your park home stay safe during the bad weather…
Keep an Eye on the Weather forecasts – Making sure that you are up to date with the weather means that you will have more time to respond if a weather warning is issued for your area. It will also provide you with advice on what to do based on the type of weather warning.
Protect outside Areas – Check all around your park home and make sure that there aren’t any items that could be blown around and into other things that could cause damage. Things like garden furniture and plant pots should either be put indoors or properly secured down.
Check the Roof – Now is the time to check the roof and look for any damage that may need to be repaired. Don’t wait for a storm to arrive to do this, as if there are any weaknesses in the roof a storm will make them worse.
Not only will this make your home safer, but it can also reduce the risk of you having to deal with more costly repairs at a later date.
Move Vehicles to a Safe Place – If you park your car under a tree normally or near to structures that may fall down, then look for a suitable location where it is less likely to be damaged.
High winds and rising water levels are things to take into account so get it away from somewhere that has a lake or a river next to it too.
Take the Location of the Park Home into Account – Many park homes are in an area that is picturesque, such as overlooking the sea or on high ground, but in a storm, this means that you may need to take extra precautions.
Speak to other people on the site to ask them what they do in stormy weather and make sure that you have the necessary supplies such as sandbags for example.