[vc_row][vc_column][stm_spacer height=”90″ height_mobile=”-100″][vc_custom_heading source=”post_title” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%233f3f3f” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”14241″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][stm_separator color=”custom” style=”style_3″ custom_color=”#0d97ff” sep_width=”200px” sep_height=”10px” sep_css=”.vc_custom_1571309810608{margin-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_raw_html]JTVCRElTUExBWV9VTFRJTUFURV9TT0NJQUxfSUNPTlMlNUQ=[/vc_raw_html][vc_column_text]An average of 20 typhoons hit the Philippines in a span of a year, five of which are classified as destructive by the Asian Disaster Reduction Center. If one’s house isn’t prepared to handle the damages of a typhoon, or even normal rains, a huge amount of money can be spent on home repairs. 
To combat this, we must assess the current situation of our house and see if there are areas that need reinforcements to prevent leakages and possible collapse. We rounded up five useful tips you can do to protect your house and in the long run, be able to spend proof your hard-earned savings.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]1. Inspect your roof
The roof is the first line of defense when it comes to combating heavy rains and strong winds. See if there are signs of sagging, damage, and aging as these will cause immediate leakage inside your home. It is advisable to check the roofing every two years to prevent incurring high costs of refurbishment in the future.
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]2.  Clean gutters and drains
Making sure that your gutters and drains are spotless is a tedious task. But remember that these areas must always be kept debris free to prevent overflowing water or long standing water that may serve as a breeding place for mosquitoes. No one wants to get dengue after all. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]3. Degrease and seal windows
Rainwater that seeps through one’s sliding windows results in a rusty window frame. When this happens, it will be difficult to prevent water from going inside the house. Always make sure to degrease your window metal frames with a degreaser that can be easily bought in hardware stores to secure your windows. Make sure that these open and close properly and seal necessary areas that are already worn out.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]4. Observe your walls
Cracks in the wall are an indication of a leakage problem. The moment you observe them, consult a professional and see how you can come up with a viable solution. In addition, modern houses’ exterior walls are protected by a plastic sheet. If your house was built more than 30 years ago, there is a high chance that it does not have the same protection that houses now benefit from. This may be the right time to have some upgrades in place to prevent damages from happening. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]5. Give your trees a regular trim
Big branches of trees, especially those that come from older ones, can easily damage a roof. Make sure to schedule a regular trimming session to let it grow on a side away from your house. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Costly home repairs drill big holes into one’s pocket. In order to avoid spending too much on refurbishment, preventive maintenance is the key to spend proof your savings while ensuring that your house can withstand natural calamities. In the event that one may need to spend lots of money (beyond one’s savings) for home repairs, you can always seek financial assistance from us. We’d be happy to help. [/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]JTVCRElTUExBWV9VTFRJTUFURV9TT0NJQUxfSUNPTlMlNUQ=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element=”yes” shadow_x_offset=”0″ shadow_y_offset=”0″ shadow_blur=”0″ shadow_spread=”0″][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]