10 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Hurricane Season

Hurricane SeasonIt’s that time of year where hurricane weather could be on the horizon. Now is the best time to get your home ready for hurricane season so that you can minimize any and all potential damage. Here are 10 ways that you can do just that!

  • Install Impact Windows

Double-pained, air-tight storm windows will keep air out and resist impact from flying debris.

  • Invest in Fiberglass Doors

A fiberglass door can be designed to look like wood, so you won’t have to compromise on looks, but it will also outperform normal wooden doors in severe weather.

  • Install a Metal Garage Door

A reliable impact-rated garage door will seal your garage against high-pressure winds, protecting your structure from intense air pressure.

  • Use Hurricane Shutters

Hurricane shutters provide an extra layer of defense for your windows against windborne debris. 

  • Invest in a Stronger Roof

A heavy-duty metal roof won’t be at as much risk for tearing away once the winds kick up.

  • Inspect Gutters and Downspouts

Hurricane conditions bring a serious amount of rain down on your home. Make sure your gutters and downspouts are free from any blockage so water can be safely redirected away from your roof.

  • Consider Hurricane Straps

With hurricane straps, you can secure the roof of your home to its frame using steel supports. It’s expensive, but it will significantly boost the structural integrity of your home.

  • Get Sump Pumps

There is a very serious chance that water will get into your basement during a hurricane. When this happens, it’s important to have a redundant system of sump pumps on hand to help remove the water.

  • Use a Generator

The power grid may not withstand a hurricane, which means your home may be without power. With a generator on hand, you can be ready if and when your power goes out.

  • Stock Up on Supplies

Food, drink, and medical supplies are vital. Make sure you have enough, just in case!

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If you have a home restoration project on your hands or you want to get ready for the hurricane season, contact MBC Capital to schedule an appointment today!