Did you know that the height of hurricane season spans from August through October? Fortunately, there are still many ways to safeguard your Florida home from potential storms.
Secure your home with storm shutters
Storm polycarbonate shutters can cover large openings such as sliding-glass doors and picture windows in a way that lesser solutions, such as plywood, simply can’t—plus, when these storm shutters or panels are not in use, they can be easily stored in your garage, ready to be installed the next time a potential hurricane arrives.
Fortify your garage with a garage door brace
Don’t forget about the largest opening to your home, the garage door! While your garage door may be made of quality materials, it can still benefit from a sturdy garage door brace that prevents the door from flexing in on itself in high winds.
Remove potential debris
In addition to these helpful storm protection solutions, be sure to clear your home’s exterior of any potential debris—overgrown trees, patio furniture, toys and other items that could blow around in the wind. This is a simple final step that will help you enjoy peace of mind throughout the storm.
All in all, if you live in Florida your house is likely to experience the harsh winds and debris of a hurricane. Don’t try to take a short cut when it comes to boarding up your windows and making your house secure because that could lead to bigger troubles and expenses farther down the road. If your window breaks during a hurricane because it is not made to withstand the storms then you will have all of that wind and water blowing into your house messing up all of your belongings and the pressure would build up and mess with your infrastructure. Sometimes it is ok to cut corners but when it comes to your house, do you really want to risk it?