Hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms and other severe weather events can produce dangerous winds that put your home at risk of serious damage. During storm season, the windows of your home are especially vulnerable. Broken windows can result from flying debris or extremely high winds, damaging your home’s contents and increasing the likelihood of severe structural damage.
In addition to substantial property damage, broken windows and airborne materials pose a serious safety hazard to you and your family. That’s why it’s vital that you prepare for storm season by protecting your windows properly. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help prevent or reduce window damage when dangerous weather hits. Learn about storm and hurricane window protection from the experts at ServiceMaster Restore®.
Ways to Help Make Your Windows Hurricane-Proof
Storm shutters are permanently attached to your home, so they’re easier to use than installing plywood each time a storm approaches. Here are some facts about storm shutters to consider:
Special windows designed to withstand the impact of high winds from a hurricane are another option to keep your windows protected. These designs can make your windows hurricane-proof and are rated for heavy winds. If you’re thinking about buying hurricane impact windows, consider the following:
The most common and least expensive way to keep your windows safe is to cover them with plywood. Since this is an action you should take before a storm arrives, it’s good to know when hurricane season starts and ends. Before boarding up windows for a hurricane, read these tips:
After the storm has passed, you can depend on the experienced professionals at ServiceMaster Restore to provide expert restoration services and support every step of the way so you can get your life back to normal after an emergency. We hope you’ll never need to make that call, but if you do, our expert teams are available 24/7/365 to assist. Reach out whenever you need to learn more.