3 Tips To Prepare Your Aluminum Carport For Hurricane Season

Posted on: 7 July 2016

If you are worried about hurricane season, you might be taking steps to protect your home. One thing that you should also think about is protecting your carport. If you have an aluminum carport, there's a good chance that it can weather the storm and can even provide protection for your vehicle at the same time. However, you'll want to make sure that it's prepared for the high winds and other effects that can go along with one of these storms. Luckily, following these tips can help.

1. Anchor it Down

The first step that you will want to take is to ensure that your carport is properly anchored down. Simply tying it down with a few stakes might be enough for average weather, but it might not be enough to keep your carport in place during a hurricane. Having concrete or asphalt poured around your carport and using concrete or asphalt anchors (which will be screwed into the asphalt or concrete) is a great option for keeping your carport secure.

2. Give it a Coat of Paint

If your carport is a bit older and if it does not have a protective coating -- or if it has been a long time since the protective coating has been added -- you may want to give your carport a couple of coats of paint. Along with making your carport look nice -- you can even use complementary colors that complement your home for great curb appeal -- it can also help protect your carport from dents and dings that can come from lawn debris blowing around during a bad storm. Additionally, it can help prevent rust and corrosion.

3. Trim Your Trees

Take a look at any trees that might hang over your carport. If any of them have long, dead limbs that need to be removed, you can expect for them to possibly fall off and hit your carport during a hurricane. Then, they could cause dents in the top of the carport. Consider having these tree limbs trimmed to prevent damage to your carport and the rest of your property.

As you can see, it is possible to prepare your aluminum carport for hurricane season. Follow these three tips to help prevent your carport from being damaged during a major storm. Then, you can spend the rest of your preparation time worrying about preparing your family and other parts of your property.

For more help, contact a business like Sauer & Sons Construction.