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2018 Hurricane Season Isn’t Too Far Away – Here’s What to Expect

What does it mean to be hurricane ready? It’s more than just knowing how to duck and cover, it’s about protecting yourself, protecting your home, and most importantly protecting the people you care about. If you call Boca Raton your home, you can make an informed decision now on how best to prepare for hurricane season 2018, such as installing hurricane impact windows, before it arrives.

When Does Hurricane Season Start in 2018?

Hurricane season on the Eastern coast tends to be from the beginning of June through the end of November. The 2017 season fell right within this timeframe, and it’s anticipated that 2018 will be very similar. As temperatures start to climb and ocean waters warm, it becomes likelier for a tropical storm to pick up out in the ocean and follow the warm wind patterns, which we quite enjoy on beautiful beach days, to the shore. The season continues deep into autumn, because the ocean water stays warm long after temps start to cool.

How Severe Will the Storm Season be Next Year?

In 2018, it’s anticipated that we will be facing a similar hurricane season as was experienced this year. Atlantic hurricanes first form as tropical storms, which continue to pick up water and speed until they reach shore and eventually lose steam. The hurricane season in 2017 was long and treacherous, giving us 10 hurricanes in the US, with 5 of those making news headlines across the country because of their severity. Several of them touched down right near our homes here in Southern Florida.

How Can I Prep My Home in South Florida?

It’s never too early to start thinking about how to prepare for hurricane season when you’re living near Boca Raton. Hurricane season does not guarantee that a hurricane will make it to the shore, but there’s a significant chance. And, as we’ve re-learned through hurricanes Irma, Maria, and Nate, we must either be ready for the worst or suffer the consequences.

Luckily, hurricane prepping is easy and painless, thanks to the expertise of your hurricane window and door installation experts. Hurricane impact products protect your family, your assets, and let you live your life with the peace of mind that we’ve got you covered. Call Black Rhino today at 561-989-8787 to learn more about our hurricane impact products and how they provide peace of mind during the hurricane season.

When Is the Best Time to Install Hurricane Impact Windows?

As we bring this year to a close, we remember the damage done, families displaced, and people and animals harmed or killed in the extreme hurricanes we’ve had in 2017. High winds are no joke when you live on a hurricane-prone peninsula like Florida. It makes sense to do everything in our power, for ourselves and families, to lessen the risk somehow. Hurricane impact products are one of the best and most obvious ways to protect your home and the loved ones inside against damages for years to come.

Best Time to Install Hurricane Products

Whether you’re looking for windows or doors, the best time to install hurricane impact home essentials is now. Hurricane season here in Boca Raton lasts from June to November, though storms are not limited to these months. That makes December to January the best time to schedule installation. 

Installing in these calmer “winter” months, you can rest easy knowing that you’re prepared for hurricane season next year. 

Benefits of Installing Hurricane Impact Windows

Our hurricane impact windows are guaranteed to withstand up to category 5 winds and impacts from the flying debris they carry. But aside from deterring damage from hurricanes, what else can they do? Imagine coming home from a great night on the town to find that while you were relaxing and making merry, someone broke into your home through your window and stole all of your valuables. Now imagine coming home from a great night on the town to a stress-free good night’s sleep thanks to your hurricane impact windows. Our windows are so strong, they can deter would-be thieves trying to break glass windows.

Trust the Experts at Black Rhino to Install Hurricane Impact Windows in Boca Raton

Each disastrous hurricane we face challenges Florida’s already strict building codes. Hurricane Irma has only strengthened the cause to require that all new construction includes hurricane products to help minimize damage. Whether you’re looking to build a new home or just improving your family’s safety, choose the experts at Black Rhino to install high-quality, affordable hurricane windows, shutters, and doors. Call us today at 561-989-8787 for a consultation, and get your home ready now so you won’t have a worry, come what may.

3 Hurricane Myths That Put Your Life at Risk

In light of recent hurricane events this year, we’ve addressed a few fictitious beliefs about protecting yourself, your home, and your family during a hurricane. Living in South Florida, we know to expect the worst out of Mother Nature. But we can at least adapt to keep our loved ones safe by not making the following mistakes.

Myth #1: Tape Your Windows in an X Pattern to Keep Them from Breaking

There’s a long-held belief that reinforcing your window panes with tape will strengthen them and prevent them from breaking in the event of flying debris. However, debris will break through a window pane with or without tape stuck to it. If it comes through forcefully enough, it can cause severe injury to anyone it comes into contact with. 

Myth #2: It’s Safe to Run a Generator after Losing Power as Long as Windows are Open

If you’re fortunate enough to have a backup generator, have it connected by a professional electrician. Having it properly connected is the first step to preventing a slew of potential hazards to you and the professionals attempting to clean up post-storm wreckage.

What is never okay is to run your generator inside or too close to your home. Having the generator in the home or near gas or electric appliances is a huge fire risk. When you have your generator professionally connected, check with the installer to be sure you’ve placed it in a location far enough away from your living area or kitchen. They should also be sure that the generator is level and off the ground.

Myth #3: Hurricane Impact Windows Shutters, and Doors Only Need to be Installed on One Side

Another misconception is that you only need to protect your windows and doors that are directly facing the water. Even though a hurricane may originate from the water, the wind doesn’t blow straight solely from that direction.

You have probably noticed from the most recent hurricanes we’ve experienced that they can change travel plans any time they like. Hurricanes do not blow in only one direction, so if you’re going to take the time to board up any doors or windows, it’s best to do all of them. If budget is a concern, you can replace one or two windows at a time that are most susceptible to storm damage. When you’re unable to leave your home during a hurricane, the best way to protect your family from harm is to have impact products installed at every opening.

Trust Our Experts at Black Rhino to Install Hurricane Windows in Boca Raton, as Well as Other Hurricane Products

Hurricane shutters, windows, and doors are a great first step in protecting your home and everyone in it. Want to learn more about how you can protect your home from hurricane damage? We’re here to help! Call Black Rhino today at 561-989-8787 for a consultation and estimate, and keep your loved ones as safe as possible.

3 Reasons to Install Hurricane Shutters in South Florida

At wind speeds of 74 miles per hour or higher, a tropical storm becomes a hurricane. These deadly natural disasters are the only ones to be given their own names, such as the recent hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate. Living on a peninsula as we do here in Florida exposes us to a higher risk of experiencing the damaging effects of these storms.

South Florida is our beautiful home where we live, work, and raise our families. The best way to protect ourselves and loved ones among the risks is to be prepared, such as installing preventative measures like hurricane shutters. Here are 3 great reasons to add hurricane shutters to your home before the next storm like Irma comes along.

Hurricane Shutters Are Easy to Operate

Storms are unpredictable and can go from mild showers to full-blown tropical storm in an instant. With hurricane shutters, there’s no need to spend hours boarding up windows. In just the flick of a switch, you can easily access your automatic hurricane shutters to protect your windows. If you choose manual shutters, they still take only minutes to prep as opposed to boarding.

Hurricane Shutters Save You Money

When you live in a high-risk area such as Boca Raton, your home insurance company looks for hurricane protective measures to decrease the risk of damage to both the exterior and interior of your home. Having hurricane shutters installed is a great way to protect your windows, as well as the interior of your home, from any flying debris that may come your way. And the best part is, you get a discount on your insurance premiums while protecting your family.

Shutters are also much cheaper than hurricane windows while still providing plenty of protection. It’s safe to say that an investment in hurricane shutters is worthwhile when you consider the cost of fixing or replacing damages to and within your home. (However, hurricane windows may be much more affordable than you think.)

Modern Hurricane Shutters Can Improve the Look of Your Home

False shutters have been trendy on the exterior of nearly every home in America for years. While they oftentimes provide no functional support, they’re a nice aesthetic feature. Hurricane shutters can provide both functionality and aesthetic appeal. Our shutters come in a variety of styles, such as the accordion and the Bahama. We also have several different colors and sizes to help you create the aesthetic you want for your home.

Black Rhino Installs Top-Quality Hurricane Shutters in Boca Raton and Beyond

No matter where you live, no matter what your risk, we’re the best at installing hurricane impact shutters, windows, and doors. Call Black Rhino Hurricane Products today at 561-989-8787 for an estimate on hurricane shutter installation near Boca Raton.