Tips on Protecting Your Property From Hurricane Damage
Hurricanes are an inevitable reality in Treasure Coast. Furthermore, these devastating storms bring with them several different opportunities to damage your property. That is why people who live in the area absolutely must take a proactive approach to keeping their property safe. Otherwise, you could fall victim to flooding, roof leakage, roof blowoffs, broken windows, siding damage, and so much more.
There are a few things you can do that will help keep your home safe and at very least minimize the damage in the most damaging of storms. We’ll discuss those items here:
- Replace gravel or rock landscaping material with mulch or another softer material – The high winds caused by a hurricane will hurl all manner of objects at your building. Best not to add fuel to the “fire” by laying ammunition all over the yard.
- Make sure you have sturdy entry doors – It will help to have at least three hinges (instead of two) and a deadbolt. This keeps the door from flying open during gail force winds.
- You may want to consider metal or tile roofing – Wood and asphalt shingles will blowoff in high velocity winds, leaving you vulnerable to leaks and water damage. Having a roof more suitable for severe weather may be a good choice.
- Install hurricane shutters – This is practically mandatory around Treasure Coast. If you want to keep your windows and sliding glass doors intact, you need strong hurricane shutters. There are many options from rolling shutters to accordion, Bahama shutters and colonial.
- Brace your garage door – Many people think the roof is the most vulnerable part of the building in a hurricane. While it is one of the most important things to protect, the garage door is actually at much greater risk. Find some lumber or other heavy objects you can use to brace your garage door so you don’t suffer from a damage garage AND a damaged vehicle.
By taking a proactive approach toward fortifying your home or office building against hurricanes, you can rest easier knowing that you have likely saved yourself a lot of hassle and money in damages. A little investment up front in getting your building prepared goes a long way.
One of the most popular hurricane protection measures for Treasure Coast residents is the hurricane shutter. If you don’t currently have hurricane shutters protecting your glass, you need to look up a storm shutter retailer in the area. A quality hurricane shutter expert will provide an on-site estimate and be able to offer the highest quality storm shutters possible.