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Wind-Damage Prevention Tips for Otay Mesa Homes?

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

Air fills a windsock on a windy day. We restore wind damage 24-hours a day in San Diego.

The Santa Ana winds have been whipping through Otay Mesa and San Diego County, and winds are expected to continue through May. SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro offers some wind damage mitigation tips from State Farm Insurance:

Traditional Homes

  • Keep your home firmly anchored in high winds by having anchor bolts with heavy-gauge, square bolt washers installed to connect your floor to the foundation
  • Reinforce the rest of the frame by connecting wall and floor components with properly installed plywood or oriented strand board and attach roof trusses or rafters to the walls with metal connectors
    • On existing homes, this can be done when replacing siding

Manufactured Homes

  • Manufactured homes are more prone to damage from high winds as a result of non-permanent foundations
  • Inspect all straps and tie-downs regularly for rust, weakness, or wear and have repairs made immediately


  • Install windows rated for the wind speeds in your region
  • For the best protection in hurricane-prone areas, install impact-resistant permanent shutters that meet applicable building code approved standards

Call Us Today!

You never know if the Santa Ana winds will cause damage to your Otay Mesa home or commercial business, but if you need storm damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-439-2407.

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