Miami’s Winter Cheat-Sheet
Although Miami’s winter is not known for its heavy snow, it is infamous for its tropical rain storms, hurricanes, and even the occasional tornado. It’s definitely not fun when the beautiful weather of the Sunshine State end up gloomy and rainy. There is, however, a way to prepare for these instances.
Here is a cheat-sheet to help deal with some of the puddles and drops in temperature.
Add Winter Pieces to your Wardrobe
We’re used to sporting a pair of shorts and sandals when going out in Miami. We don’t always think about the days where the temperature isn’t in the 70s, 80s, or 90s and the rain starts to pour.
It’s important to prepare some winter outfits between December to February. Having a raincoat is essential. Keeping a raincoat handy in your car, or an accessible place at home, is vital for popup rain storms. Raincoats help protect your clothes and definitely keep you warm and dry. Rain boots are the perfect addition to this winter outfit. They’ll ensure that your shoes don’t ruined, and keep your leggings clear of puddle spots and even mud.
Check your Roof
This is often overlooked by many people in South Florida. They simply don’t know how crucial roofing management can be for your safety during the rainy season. It’s important to routinely clean off debris, check for damages, and examine roof shingles or tiles. After a rough storm, your roof’s shingles can loosen or completely come off. It’s important that you verify that there are no visible signs of damage. Cleaning off any possible debris or other obstructive elements is also crucial for the proper maintenance and sturdiness of your roof. Make sure that your roof is completely protected, and that no leaks are visible, to confirm that your roof is ready for the winter.
Dose up on Vitamins and Minerals
This isn’t only relevant for those living in Miami, but everyone who’s going through winter. Iron, Zinc, and Vitamin C are all great ways to maintain a healthy immune system. Make sure that your diet include them, or consider investing in a multivitamin. Eating dark, leafy greens and yellow-colored vegetables will also help you in consuming antioxidants. By eating healthy and making sure to get enough vitamins, you’ll be able to prevent any potential flus or colds throughout this winter.
We know you’ve heard this one before, but it’s important that you don’t slack on it. Drinking at least eight glasses a day is important for your overall health. Staying hydrated helps your mucous membranes fight bacteria. Although cold water probably isn’t your first choice when it’s cold out, you can always boil the water, add a slice of lemon, and have a cup of tea!
Prepare your Home
Last, and most importantly, after preparing yourself, you must also prepare your home. Installing or maintaining impact doors and windows is essential for preventing Miami’s winter damage. Just like windows, hurricanes and storms may also damage your doors. Debris, tree branches, and other dangerous objects can easily break your door or window if it isn’t high-quality. Make sure that you house is fully protected, and remove all potential stress, by installing impact windows and doors. This will ensure your safety, your loved one’s safety, and help you save thousands on possible damages.
ASP Windows is here to help you build and maintain your beautiful home. Contact us today to start simplifying your life before the storm!