Hurricane Season: How to Prepare Your Home
Hurricane season can be a terrifying time for anyone. When the sky darkens and the winds pick up, however, you’ll breathe easier when you know that you’ve done everything you can to prepare your home against hurricane damage.
In this post, we’ll go over some of the ways that you can make sure that your home is protected in time for the hurricane season.
Use the Right Roofing Material
Hurricanes can produce winds up to and exceeding 130 mph, which means that your roof needs to be as secure as possible. With the wrong material, your home can open up like a can, exposing your home’s interior to the storm.
A strong metal roof can be expensive, but it’s often well worth the investment. Unlike weaker shingle roofs, a metal roof won’t go anywhere. Even asphalt shingles can’t outperform a strong metal roof!
Install Impact Garage Doors
Your garage is a weak point in your home’s structure. If it can’t resist the strong winds produced by a hurricane, air can get into your home and exert pressure on the roof from the inside.
An impact-rated garage door will resist the force of extreme winds and keep that wild air out of your home.
Install Storm Doors and Windows
Impact-resistant storm doors and windows make excellent replacements for regular doors and windows in the middle of a storm. Heavy metal doors won’t budge against high winds and will resist impact from windborne debris during hurricane season.
The same goes for storm windows, which are air-tight and reinforced with double panes.
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