ARE YOU READY?
It’s never too early to prepare for a hurricane. Early planning can protect
your home and drastically reduce the amount of damage from the intense Florida
storms that we experience every few years. Hurricane windows and doors
are a great way to better secure your home and reduce the chance of debris and
water entering your dwelling. These products prevent a breach from storm debris
as well as prevent pressure from building up inside the house. It’s a scary
thought but if a window or door opening is compromised during a hurricane,
the pressure inside can build up so high that the roof can literally get blown off.
CONSIDER REPLACING YOUR WINDOWS & DOORS
The time to think about replacing your windows and doors is well before
storm season. Typically it can take 6-12 weeks to receive hurricane windows and
doors, depending on the sizes and quantity you need. Keep in mind that during
the annual storm season when YOU are preparing, so is EVERYONE else. Contractors
will be scrambling to meet the demands of homeowners who are in desperate
need, however not everyone will be able to be served in time. If you are
outside the timeline for replacement windows or doors, 3/4 inch plywood can be
fastened to your home using Tapcon anchors. Storm panels can also be applied
to your doors and windows.
CREATE A HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS KIT FOR YOUR HOME
Include at least a 3-day supply of canned foods, water, extra prescription
Kits can also be purchased online or at most Home Depot and Lowe’s stores.
the means, invest in a generator before storm season approaches to provide electricity
for your family in case of long power outages.
Trim any tree branches near the house that may cause potential damage, but
remember if the storm is imminent, you will need to properly dispose of or store
the trimmings afterward. If you have a swimming pool and your patio furniture
won’t be damaged, many homeowners submerge outdoor furniture in the pool.
Don’t forget yard and wall ornaments and potted plants, as these items can easily
become dangerous airborne missiles.
Lastly, gas up all your vehicles, pay attention to weather advisories, know
your Evacuation Zone, and determine the closest shelter you may need to go to
in an emergency situation. If you have pets and need to evacuate to a shelter -
don’t be faced with a heartbreaking decision - be sure to research ahead of time
which shelters will also accept your furry loved ones.
Morgan Exteriors, Inc. can help protect your home against hurricane damage
with storm preparation improvements, including replacement windows and
doors, and storm panels. We are a 5th generation home remodeling company
that services most of the Tampa Bay Area. We are general contractors, howev-
Windows, Doors, Solid-core Siding, eaves and overhangs, and most exterior improvements.
We stand behind our work, offering a lifetime warranty on all our windows,
For more information, call - or visit www.morganeteriorsinc.
com. Morgan teriors, Inc is located at . Florida Avenue in ut.