Protecting Your Home from Damage When You Live in Storm-Prone Areas


If you own property along the water, you will have to face storms from time to time. The damage your home sustains during severe weather can depend on how you prepare it, and installing hurricane shutters can have a significant benefit.

Storm Protection For Glass

The windows in your home will withstand some amount of bad weather, and if you live where storms are common, you may have hurricane glass windows for extra durability. However, adding additional protection to your home can be vital, and installing hurricane shutters over the existing windows is a good starting point. 

The shutters roll down or close during bad weather to add a layer of protection to your home, and when they are open may not be noticeable from outside. Automatic and manual hurricane shutters are available, so you may need to consider the benefits of both to determine the best ones for your situation. 

Finding a contractor that can install your hurricane shutters is essential so you know they are installed correctly and will withstand a storm without failing. The process is not overly challenging, but if the shutter installation is incorrect, the shutters could fail when they are needed most. 

Shutter Styles

Hurricane shutters are available in several styles, though the most prominent are roll-down shutters similar to steel roll-down doors. These shutters offer superior strength, can be rolled up out of the way when not in use, and are available in colors and textures that will help them blend into the building when not in use. 

The shutters roll up into a self-contained storage area above the window when you are not using them, protecting the shutters from weather and damage. When a storm is imminent, they can be quickly deployed and locked in place over the outside of the glass to ensure that nothing breaks the window during the storm. 

The installation cost of hurricane shutters can be a little expensive, but in areas that see frequent storms, keeping the glass intact and the stormwater and debris out of the house could save a significant amount of money later. Some municipalities require hurricane shutters on new construction in the area, and often there is an insurance benefit for having the shutters in place. 

If you live in an area prone to hurricanes and severe weather, there may be grants and programs available that can help reduce the initial installation costs in some areas. Your contractor may be able to point you in the right direction or tell you who they have worked with in the past to fund hurricane shutters installation for other residents in the area.


1 September 2022

Start Spring Cleaning Early

Every year, I make a list of spring cleaning tasks. Unfortunately, I’m a procrastinator. Therefore, I rarely complete every item on my extensive list. This year, I plan to start my spring cleaning early. One of the tasks I’m passionate about is cleaning windows. When I get finished with my windows, I want them to appear invisible due to their level of cleanness. To accomplish this task, I use both over-the-counter window cleaners and natural cleaning agents. To reduce the incidence of smudges, you can wipe your windows down with a newspaper. On this blog, you will learn how to clean your windows before spring arrives.