Rock you like a hurricane: 5 ways to hurricane-proof your home / by Jenny Yarborough

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Hurricane season is here, and it’s crucial to be prepared before storms start rolling in. Getting your home ready ahead of time is the best way to stay safe this season. But don’t worry! You still have plenty of time to prep up. Check out these 5 ways to hurricane-proof your home.

Lock it down.

Secure your windows and doors. Impact-resistant glass can be really useful to have in your windows to help prevent them from shattering in heavy winds. You might also consider installing hurricane shutters to help protect your home from flying debris.

Do (yard) work.

Cleaning up your yard before a big storm comes through is a great idea to help eliminate possible debris from flying. From lawn ornaments and flags to trashcans and patio furniture, make sure your yard is debris free!

Keep your mind on the gutters.

Make sure to give your gutters and downspouts a good cleaning before a hurricane hits. Letting the heavy rain flow freely instead of pooling up can help prevent roof leaks.

Keep an eye on the door.

Garage doors can be tricky in huge storms. If high winds tear off the door, it’s possible that the roof can blow off with it. In hurricane-force winds, it’s important to make sure that your garage door is braced and secure.

Give it power.

In hurricane-force winds, it’s likely that the power will go out. It’s crucial to have a generator on hand for these occasions. It’s better to be safe than sorry, and if the power does go out it’s impossible to say how long you’ll be without it.

Want help hurricane-proofing your home with storm shutters or a garage door built for withstanding hurricane-force winds? Let us help. Fill out our Custom Renovations form here to get the ball rolling.