To help prevent flooding both in the home and on your property, you will need to properly prep your roof and irrigation system. Here are a few tips you can follow:
- Clear all gutters of leaves and other debris before the first snowfall, and if possible, be sure to remove all snow from the roof during times of very heavy precipitation.
- If you have a sloped roof, ice dams can form and cause severe damage to home structures such as the roof gutters, attic, and interior walls. One of the best ways to avoid ice dams is to keep your attic and roof cool with adequate insulation and ventilation.
- Always make sure the roof’s drain pipes are pointed away from the house and that your irrigation system and lawn have been winterized to avoid excess damage.
Unfortunately, being proactive sometimes isn’t enough. Selective and your agent can help you secure a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) flood insurance policy today. Flood insurance provides valuable protection for your home and contents. You will also enjoy access to unique resources and tools, including a self-service website and superior claims expertise.