Smart Planning for Hurricane Season in Texas

Smart Planning for Hurricane Season in TexasYet another Hurricane quickly developed over the Gulf this week and Hurricane Michael has brought devastation to many areas of the Florida panhandle. Unfortunately as we all know here in Texas, hurricanes are a real threat to us as well. These storms can blow up rapidly and people are often caught off-guard and unprepared. Instead of scrambling before a storm to get prepared – waiting in long lines, dealing with food, water, and supply shortages – there are several ways that you can plan ahead so that you’re prepared for the rest of the hurricane season.

Use the following resources to help you have your plan in place ahead of time:

Smart Planning for Hurricane Season- TX DPS

Texas Hurricane Center

FEMA

Build a Disaster Kit

There are several things that you will need in your disaster kit to ensure the safety of you and your family in case of a hurricane. Of course, food and water is the priority. Try getting canned food that doesn’t require any added water or milk, such as beans and soup. Buy enough bottled water to last a few days and leave it in the freezer to ensure it remains cold if the power goes down. Use this Checklist Download to print and take with you and see also the Recommended Supplies .pdf file to get you started on being ready to go when disaster is at your doorstep.

Example of supplies 

In addition to food and water, you will need supplies, including battery-powered light sources, such as flashlights, a manual can opener, a first aid kit, and hygiene products, such as antibacterial wipes, toothpaste, etc. It is also helpful to have supplies such as flares, jumper cables, physical maps, and extra cans of gas in case you need to evacuate by car.

Fortify Your Home

To guarantee your home is protected every hurricane season, ensure that you have flood coverage, since during hurricane season it will be either incredibly expensive or completely unavailable. You’ll also want to make sure that you know how to turn off the gas and power to your home, cut down any trees and branches close to your house and car, and, if you can afford it, purchase a generator. Disaster Assistance. gov is an excellent resource if you have to evacuate and need to find temporary shelter or other recovery assistance.

Have what you need already stockpiled

 

 Helping Our Gulf Neighbors Impacted By Hurricane Michael

 

Storm Tight Windows of Texas

As a local company, we care deeply about those we serve. Our neighbors know they can count on us, even in the face of adversity. When Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Houston and the surrounding area, Storm Tight Windows of Texas, in conjunction with the Abundant Life Christian Center, helped gather and Distribute Supplies to people directly impacted by the storm. It was a very moving experience for all of us and we will never forget what it means to be ‘Texas Strong’. 

Evacuating During a Hurricane with Your Pets

Evacuating Pets in a Hurricane Often during a hurricane, families prioritize preparing their homes, belongings, and food – but what about their pets? If a hurricane is coming your way and you’re being told to evacuate, there are several ways that you can plan for the total safety of your pet. First, you’ll want to decide where you and your family will stay. Since many hotels and shelters don’t allow pets, your best bet may be to evacuate in your own vehicle. In this case, you can pack the following in a waterproof, easy-to-carry container:

  • A secure pet carrier, cage or crate, and a leash or harness
  • Pet bedding, toys, and treats
  • A muzzle, since pets can become anxious and bite
  • An up-to-date identification tag on your pet’s collar or proof of ownership, such as a picture with you and your pet
  • Photocopies and/or USB of medical records
  • One week’s worth of food and water for each pet, including dishes, spoons, and a can opener
  • Clean-up supplies, including paper towels, newspaper, kitty litter with pan and scoop for cats, and disposable bags for waste

 

 

Furthermore, there is a free ASPCA mobile app that shows pet parents exactly what to do in case a hurricane or other natural disaster strikes. Through this app, you can learn what to do with your pet(s) before, after, or during a storm, including more detailed information regarding plans for birds, horses, reptiles, and other exotic pets. You will also be able to receive a personalized missing pet recovery kit, store and manage your pet’s health records, and more.

 

Storm Tight Windows of Texas

At Storm Tight Windows of Texas, we provide homeowners with hurricane impact windows and well constructed storm doors that are exceptionally strong and can withstand hurricane-force winds. To learn more about how our products can help protect your home, contact us today. We would be happy to provide you with an in-home consultation.

3 Benefits of Replacement Windows

Getting ready for the summer weather? While weather is always unpredictable, Houston has an added benefit of the Gulf adding more surprises and challenges. From extreme heat to hurricanes, there is plenty Mother Nature throws at the Houston area. Now is the time to learn about the benefits of replacement windows.

As Houston replacement window installers, Storm Tight Windows of Texas, we have years of experience helping those in the Houston area find the right replacement windows for their home. Here are some additional benefits to getting new windows:

  • Energy Efficiency- Heat is probably the only thing on your mind during these long summer days. Your air conditioner is working as hard as it can. You’re looking for relief from the scorching heat, but your house just doesn’t seem to be cooling off. It’s possible that your windows aren’t doing their job. Our windows will improve your energy efficiency so you’re A/C works better.
  • Insulation- Insulation isn’t just for the energy efficiency. It gives you noise insulation, keeps the outdoors outside, and improves the overall performance of your windows.
  • Safety- New windows also provide protection. They protect your home from outside elements include weather, bugs, and possible intruders. They also provide safety for your family by ensuring you have an exit point in case of an emergency.

Replacement windows from Storm Tight Windows of Texas will improve your energy efficiency so you can be comfortable. If you are interested in learning more about our replacement windows, call one of our expert window installers today! Experience the difference with the high-quality windows from Storm Tight Windows of Texas.

National Weather Service StormReady® Program

Storm Tight Windows of Texas supports the Weather-Ready Nation initiative of the National Weather Service.

As Houston window installers, we understand the importance of being prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws at you. Being part of a Weather-Ready Nation is about preparing for your community’s increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events. Americans live in the most severe weather-prone country on Earth. You can make sure your community is StormReady®.
Some 98 percent of all presidential declared disasters are weather related, leading to around 500 deaths per year and nearly $15 billion in damage. The StormReady program helps arm America’s communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property–before, during and after the event. StormReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs.
For more information and to apply, see the How to Become StormReady page. Your local NWS office Warning Coordination Meteorologist will walk you through the easy application process. Sites that can’t meet the StormReady criteria can show their support for weather safety by joining the StormReady Supporter program.

Ways Replacement Windows Can Improve Your Home Value

Your home is your greatest investment, and protecting it from the elements and maintaining home features are essential for keeping your family and belongings safe. The windows in your home are one of the most important factors for improving the value and integrity of your property, and Storm Tight Windows is the most trusted name in the area for high-quality Houston replacement windows.

There are many indications to look for when deciding if it’s time to replace the windows in your home—from foggy glass and broken seals to moisture and drafts coming into the room. Fortunately, upgrading to new Houston windows does more than just solve a host of house concerns—it can also add exceptional value and appeal to your property!

At Storm Tight Windows, we want all of our customers to be confident when choosing their Houston replacement windows, so we’ve put together the following list of ways that your new window upgrade can add exceptional value to your family’s home:

  • Giving Your Curb Appeal a Boost –The style and appeal of your home’s exterior plays a major role in the value of your property. After all, first impressions are everything! Our window installers in Houston can help you choose the ideal window products to make the ultimate visual impact—without sacrificing quality or breaking the bank.
  • Improving Thermal Efficiency –Temperature extremes can wreak havoc on your utility bills and the comfort-level of your home’s environment. That’s why it’s so important to upgrade to energy-efficient Houston windows! Not only will they help you save money year-round, they are also highly desirable home features in a competitive real estate market.
  • Cutting Down on Outside Noise – If you’re tired of hearing barking dogs, lawnmowers, and the nearby highway when trying to relax in your home, the value of modern replacement windows can’t be overstated. With superior insulating properties, high-quality Houston windows can help block out noise, drafts, and any other distractions that lower the value and comfort of your home.
  • Saving Time and Money on Annual Maintenance- When you own a home, the chore list is never-ending, but high-quality window replacements can help knock some of those items off the to-do list! Storm Tight offers durable, vinyl Houston replacement windows that require virtually no maintenance to stay looking like new—which is a priceless perk for homeowners.

Are you ready to add value and appeal to your home with Houston replacement windows? Then it’s time to give Storm Tight Windows a call! You can also fill out our online form to connect with one of our window installers in Houston and request your free, no-obligation estimate.

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Are you looking for a new job? Maybe you want a new career or are looking to move to the area and need a job. Well, we are looking to hire!

We are in the business of improving your home. We offer windows and doors to increase your home value, strength your security, and reduce your energy costs.  From start to finish, we want to provide our customers with the best service around. We strive to provide only the best for our customers.

With this commitment to excellence, we want to ensure we have the best people. We are looking for bright, talented, and enthusiastic people to join our team. To learn more about our career opportunities and to submit your resume, please visit our careers page.

 

 

 

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