Weatherproof Your Home
Now use the Weatherproofing Tool below to design a solution. Follow the instructions in the tool to guide you.
Click the type of home you would like to weatherproof and then click Submit.
Types of Homes
Mobile home : A trailer home that can be transported, but is usually parked in one particular location as a permanent living space.
Townhome : A two- or three-story home that is attached to another home of similar size or style.
Single-family home : A home that does not share any walls with another home and is usually occupied by one family.
Apartment : A housing unit that occupies one part of a multi-unit building.
Choose a type of weather. Then click Submit.
Hurricanes : Large, powerful cyclonic storms that form over a tropical ocean. They sometimes move north towards our country, bringing lots of wind and rain.
Blizzards : Winter storms that bring heavy wind and snow.
Excessive rain : Heavy or long periods of rainfall that may cause flooding. Flooding is an overflowing of a body of water onto normally dry land.
Heat wave : A period of at least three days in a row when the temperature is above 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
Click the weatherproofing solutions you need to protect against the weather condition you selected. To remove a solution, click the button again. Click Submit when you are done.
Caulk : Gaps in your house can allow water, snow and wind to get inside. Gaps can be sealed up with caulk.
Insulation : Insulation helps your house stay warm in cold, snowy weather. It can also help your house stay cool in the heat.
Tie and anchor systems : If you live in a mobile home, tie and anchor systems can secure your home to the ground and prevent it from blowing away in heavy or hurricane-force winds.
Unclogged gutters : Leaves and sticks can clog gutters and cause rain and snow to get stuck. Unclogging gutters regularly can help to keep water from entering the house.
Sandbags : Sandbags are used during excessive rain to prevent water from entering a house.
Wooden boards : Windows and doors are the weakest parts of a house. In a severe storm, covering them with wooden boards can protect them from breaking.
Dead tree and branch removal : Removing dead trees and branches can help prevent heavy winds from blowing trees and branches down, which can cause damage to homes.
Shades : Shades can block sunlight from entering your home and heating it up.