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How to Prevent Wind Damage to Your Home
High winds can be a dangerous, and costly, instance of extreme weather. Consider the damage incurred by the severe spring wind storm that hit southern Ontario in May 2018, causing over $380 million in property damage.1
Though none of us can control the weather, there are some actions that home owners can take to help minimize their potential losses in the event of a wind storm.
Know your risk
It’s important to be aware of the risk level for high winds in your area, as well as of your home’s potential vulnerabilities to wind damage.
You can determine what your area’s wind damage risk is by contacting your municipality. Your municipality should also be able to provide you with a list of permits that may be required for renovations to strengthen your home’s defenses, or recommendations for home inspectors with knowledge of the area that can provide specific details on the potential susceptibilities of your home.