How to Prepare Your Home for a Hurricane

How to Prepare Your Home for a Hurricane

Last week, we talked about how this year’s hurricane season (which has already begun, by the way) may be more intense than in years past thanks to global weather patterns.

Now it’s time to evaluate whether or not your home is adequately prepared for hurricanes, regardless of whether it’s a primary home or a secondary home.

Here are some options you should consider for your home, courtesy of your home watch service in Fort Myers.

Impact Windows and Doors

One of the strongest forms of protection comes with impact windows and doors.

These devices are special-made windows and doors that are built to withstand hurricane-force winds. A lot of damage comes from wind and water infiltrating your home through broken windows, so having a window made with special material that resists high winds and projectiles is a good idea.

Doors and windows are weak spots in your defenses, so having them built to withstand force is ideal.

Hurricane Shutters

To further protect your home, you should look into having hurricane shutters installed.

As a home watch service in Fort Myers, I’ve helped countless clients schedule visits from contractors who specialize in outfitting homes with shutters designed to protect your windows. These shutters can be manual or automatic, although the automatic versions that shut at the push of a button are far more convenient.

Hurricane Screens

You can also invest in screens for your outdoor areas that are made from tear-resistant fabric and help prevent airborne debris from hitting your home. These aren’t as durable as shutters or impact windows, but they’re very effective at protecting large areas of your home from debris.

Don’t Wait!

Hurricane season 2016 is already here, believe it or not. Protect your home today by scheduling appointments for contractors to come out to your home and give you a quote for guarding your home against hurricanes.