In the valley we usually do not have that much wind and rain to deal with. Or if we do, it is in very little amounts. However, during the summer months the valley can get a lot of wind and rain because of the monsoon storms. These monsoon storms can bring a lot of rain and wind, which in turn can cause a lot of damage to our homes especially to the items made of glass. These items could include everything from windows to glass patio tables. Because we usually do not have to worry about damage occurring from the wind and rain, we usually do not take the precautions to prevent it. Below are a few helpful tips to help you limit the damage to the glass in and around your home from the monsoon storms.
One thing to remember about the monsoon storms is that the wind moves a lot faster than it usually does. This means that there is a higher likelihood that it will pick up items in your backyard and throw them around without a problem. Occasionally after monsoon storms you will see trees that have been ripped out of the ground and branches that have been torn off of tress because of the high wind speeds. This is why it is so important that items in our backyards are either put away or securely fastened down. Plastic lawn chairs are no problem for the wind to pick up and toss into your window or glass patio table. By picking up the loose items around your backyard, you limit the amount of damage that can be done.
Another important thing to do is to get rid of loose tree branches that may be in your yard or still in the tree. When the winds get going, the trees are blowing all over the place. This means that any loose branches that are in the trees or below them have a greater chance of getting tossed around. These tree branches can break a window or crack your glass patio table in half. Inspecting your trees is crucial to prevent having to do any home glass replacement.
While the wind can be a problem, rain can also proves to be damaging to the glass around your home. It gets so dry and hot in the valley that the caulking around your glass window panes can get dry and crack. This means that water can get into your home and cause serious damage. It can also cause mold to grow in and around your window panes. It is important that you make sure the caulking is not cracked anywhere, so that this does not occur.
There is no surefire way to prevent any damage from occurring during a monsoon storm. These storms can be so powerful that no matter what you do damage occurs. If, after a monsoon storm occurs and you notice damage to the glass items around your home, you may want to call a home glass replacement company, like True View. True View will send a technician out to your home to assess the damage, and determine what the next step should be in terms of home glass replacement. With locations in Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale they can definitely help you out today.