Tips for Preparing Your Texas Home for a Hurricane
Although Texas coastal communities face the greatest threat from hurricanes, inland communities can also be impacted. That is why it is so important for all Texas homeowners to remain aware of how to prepare their home for the hazards associated with hurricanes, including destructive winds, tornadoes, and storm surge flooding. You can take the following steps to help protect your family and fortify your home in case a hurricane strikes:
- Trim or remove damaged trees and limbs to keep you and your property safe.
- Clean your gutter system, and make sure that there are no loose rain gutters and downspouts.
- Use hurricane straps or clips to fasten your home’s roof to the frame of the house to reduce roof damage.
- Bring in outdoor objects that could become deadly missiles, such as patio furniture and hanging plants.
- Make sure carports, sheds, porches, decks, and any attached structures are firmly secure.
- Move furniture and valuables to a higher level in your home, if possible.
- Board up doors and windows with plywood or install storm shutters.
- Caulk around doors and windows to prevent moisture damage caused by wind-driven rain.
- Purchase a portable generator, or install a generator for use during power outages.
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Hurricane Impact Windows & Doors from Storm Tight Windows
At Storm Tight Windows of Texas, we offer Hurricane Impact windows and doors that exceed even the most stringent code requirements for hurricane zones, including those set forth by Miami-Dade, the county with the strictest code requirements. These products can withstand debris impacts and winds of up to 180 mph, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll help fortify your home in case of a hurricane.
Contact Storm Tight Windows of Texas today to learn more about our incredibly strong Hurricane Impact windows and doors. We would be happy to schedule a free in-home consultation at your earliest convenience.