Stormy conditions

We don’t suffer from hurricanes in the UK but high winds and heavy rain can still cause expensive damage to your home. If you live close to the sea, high winds are a particular danger because there are no natural barriers, such as trees, to act as a windbreak.

Living in a built up area doesn’t mean you don’t need to take any precautions either. For example, because of their size, garage doors are highly susceptible to wind damage, and the tiles on any roof can be swept away by the most powerful gusts.

High winds are a hazard on roads as well. Remember, larger vehicles and lorries can be easily toppled by strong gusts – so it’s not just your own driving you need to worry about.