When you live in an area where hurricanes are commonplace, your home insurance is likely to be higher due to being a greater risk. Luckily, there are several precautions you can put in place to help prevent costly damage from hurricanes that will also keep insurance premiums down and let your mind rest a little easier knowing your home is protected.
Hurricane shutters come in various styles and functionality.
Living along a common hurricane path, many houses in our area are equipped with permanent hurricane shutters perfectly fitted to the houses’ aesthetics. Temporary shutters can be just as functional as permanent fixtures, but may not look as aesthetically pleasing as a permanent fixture.
Whichever style you choose, the complexity of your installation will depend on whether you’re looking for a permanent investment or a temporary fix. Make sure to have your shutters installed by reliable professionals in order to remain up to state and local code and down in insurance premiums.
Special hurricane windows are an excellent option for protection.
If you’re looking for a way to supplement the destruction prevention your hurricane shutters provide, this would be the way to go. Some individuals opt to only have hurricane windows installed and forgo storm shutters completely. However, when used together or when saving to afford hurricane impact windows, shutters are a viable option.
Hurricane windows get the job done, and do it well. They’re created to withstand the impact of flying debris without shattering due to a layer of laminate between double-paned glass. Installation can be similar to hurricane shutters, but they are more efficient in the case of a sudden storm. While shutters must be deployed to be effective, hurricane windows will provide immediate protection even when you’re not at home to notice.
A hurricane door should be the crowning armor on your home.
If you’re truly intent on protecting your home from damaging high winds and flying debris, install a sturdy and trustworthy impact-resistance hurricane door. Beautiful sunny days make having wide doors to a patio or deck very appealing. But, when a hurricane picks up your patio furniture and throws it against your house at 150+ miles per hour, your family is safest behind the hurricane door you had the foresight to install ahead of time.
With knowledgeable, professional installers ensuring a perfect fit and code compliance of all hurricane home improvements, your family can rest easy even when it storms. Call Black Rhino today in West Palm Beach at 561-989-8787 or in Broward at 954-734-4411. Request your free consultation to see how we can help protect your home from hurricanes and tropical storms.