Hurricane Shutters Will Prevent Moisture Damage Inside Your Home

Hurricane Shutters Will Prevent Moisture Damage Inside Your Home

Hurricane protection for your home is vital in Sarasota, Fla., to prevent damage from the heavy rains and high winds of a severe storm. At Hurricane Safe Products, we have an assortment of storm protection products such as high-impact windows and hurricane panels. In addition, we can install high-quality hurricane shutters. Many of our customers want an affordable hurricane protection product, and hurricane shutters cost less than high-impact glass windows. The installation of hurricane protection devices on homes is essential in Florida to prevent moisture damage inside a building.

A Hurricane Shutter Protects You From Flying Broken Window Glass

Hurricane shutters protect your home in Florida by being easy to attach to a building’s siding or existing window frames. When a storm is on its way, you can move the hurricane shutters over your windows and doors quickly to prevent breakage from high winds. If window glass breaks during a storm, it can cause property damage by cutting the drywall on the ceilings and walls. In addition, the broken glass can injure a building’s occupants by causing severe lacerations, but hurricane shutters will prevent broken windows on your home.

Hurricane Shutters: A Wise Buy

Hurricane Shutters: A Wise Buy
Florida has a front row seat for hurricanes, and it is no surprise that Florida homeowners are experienced at hurricane protection. Some storm protection features are built into the design of buildings themselves. For instance, Florida roofs are generally designed to deal with uplift; Minnesota roofs are not. But there are a range of additional safety products now on the market.

The most important of these products are hurricane panels on windows. Hurricane shutters protect your windows (which are not cheap themselves) from flying debris and extreme pressure shifts. More to the point, they are protecting everything behind it—including you—from flying shards of glass and intense water damage.

Hurricane shutters are not always that cheap, but they are excellent value, for three reasons. First and most obviously, they are protecting your other possessions, and the house itself, from storm damage. Secondly, if your Plan B was to slap on plywood every time a storm comes, the shutters are saving you a considerable amount of money there, too. But most importantly (and least obviously) Florida homeowners’ insurance policies generally give you a bonus for having hurricane shutters, so they pay for themselves even if the big storm never comes.

Hurricane Safe Products

Hurricane Safe Products
Sarasota is a city that is just as at risk of being struck by hurricanes as any other city in the state of Florida. This means that any Sarasota homeowner needs to invest in hurricane protection, a level of structural reinforcement that goes beyond normal storm protection.

One of the most common and useful investments against hurricane-force winds would be our hurricane panels and screens. These items are:

  • Easy to put into storage, like the calm portions of storm season and the “off-season” of December through May.
  • Relatively inexpensive, allowing you to easily purchase enough to reinforce every window.
  • Durable and resilient to the sort of winds commonly generated during a hurricane.

We also offer two varieties of clear paneling that are easily installed with little difficulty. Once installed, you do not need to worry about placing them before a storm, these panels do their job year-round.

  1. Lexan panels are “ultra-clear” and feature a corrugated construction.
  2. Flat panels can be shaped to order. Furthermore, they actually reject heat, which benefits consumers by insulating the home, preventing heat from escaping the house and making a modest dent in the energy costs of the home.

Hurricane Safe Products – Hurricane Season 2017

Hurricane Safe Products – Hurricane Season 2017
Hurricane season is right around the corner, and now is the time to make sure your property will keep you safe with storm protection. The National Hurricane Center has made some changes for the 2017 season to help keep you safe.

– Advisories will now be issued for potential tropical cyclones before the storms even form

– Storm surge watches and warnings will be issued

– Earliest reasonable arrival of storm force winds will be part of the forecast

– The cone of uncertainty is shrinking

– Advisory graphics have been improved

While the National Hurricane Center is doing all it can to help get better more complete warnings out in plenty of time to keep everyone safe, it is also up to each household to do their part for hurricane protection as well. Installing hurricane panels in advance of hurricane season is the best way to protect your property and your family. Panels, shutters, screens, and impact film protection can make a huge difference in your personal safety. In addition, many homeowner insurance policies recognize the importance of hurricane prevention measures and will give you a discount on your premiums to help compensate for the cost of instillation.

Hurricane Season

Hurricane Safe Products
From mid-August to mid-October hurricanes are a fact of life, especially in south Florida. People who live in this area know the importance of storm protection. The time to prepare for hurricanes is now, not in the middle of storm season. Hurricane safe products can not only protect your home, but also save you money on homeowners insurance.

There are several improvements you can make to your home to provide hurricane protection that insurance companies recognize as valuable and offer discounts for.

– Panel shutters or hurricane-impact glass can protect your windows during hurricane-force winds.

– Other types of hurricane panels such as flat or corrugated panels can protect larger openings in your home such as doors.

– Screens offer a protection for larger openings, rounded glass, or other odd-shaped openings.

Make sure the improvements meet state and county building codes and any regulations by the Office of Insurance Regulation. Your insurance company might want to send an inspector to verify the improvements.

The initial investment to upgrade your home with hurricane safe products will be recovered over time by the discount your insurance company will offer. The better quality products that you use, the greater your discount might be.

Hurricane protection

Install Hurricane Panels

If you live in Florida, then you have insurance on your home or business to cover the damage from a hurricane’s strong winds and torrential rain. Many insurance companies will reduce your rates when you have specialized storm protection devices such as hurricane panels. At Hurricane Safe Products in Sarasota, Fla., we have the protective devices required for residential and commercial structures.

Fast Storm Protection

Hurricane protection devices are essential in Florida to protect a building’s interior from water and wind damage. Hurricane panels are made of durable materials and are designed to slide over a building’s windows and doorways to keep out the water from a storm. The devices are customized to fit properly over a building’s doors or windows, and you can slide the items over the openings quickly.

Request More Information About Hurricane Protection

After the technicians from Hurricane Safe Products install hurricane panels on your home or business, we can provide documentation for your insurance company to help you reduce your rates. With high-quality storm protection on a building, your insurance company knows that you are less likely to make a claim for repairs to a business or home.

Be prepared

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It’s the middle of winter. Do you really need to be thinking about hurricane season now?

Yes! Good hurricane protection doesn’t happen in the few hours just before the storm hits. Winter is a good time to evaluate your home or business for storm protection needs, decide which method best fits your building and budget, investigate the options, and determine whether you can do the work yourself or you should hire a contractor.

Hammering up plywood panels as the wind is already rising and the rain is falling is sure to leave gaps in your protection and damage your building. It won’t be much fun for you either! By reviewing your options now, you can choose methods that will not only protect your property but can also improve its energy efficiency. Clear Tek flat panels and impact windows, for example, both resist flying debris and also seal out heat and noise and make it harder for intruders to break in. Cheap hurricane panels bought and installed at the last minute won’t perform as well.

Don’t wait until hurricane season starts in June to start thinking about protecting your property. Save yourself stress! Call Hurricane Safe Products today and be prepared!

Getting a storm

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Every few years, Sarasota County gets affected by hurricane weather. We have all seen on the news images of boarded-up businesses getting hammered by gale-force winds and water. Having hurricane protection allows us business owners to avoid high costs to repair interior and exterior building damage and the stress that comes along with the cost. Storm protection products like accordian shutters and impact windows can help to keep glass intact and potential looters out of your storefront inventory. While these products are not as cheap as plywood, they tend to be more durable and can save you from additional losses of other windows, doors, or even your roof due to the build-up of air pressure inside a building with one compromised window or door.

Having hurricane-mitigation improvements (like hurricane panels) protecting can save business owners on the cost to insure their businesses. Owning a business in an area that is vulnerable to direct or indirect impact of hurricanes means having to take these extra precautionary steps to ensure the safety of your business during inclement weather conditions. In Florida, when there is a hurricane, we know to hope for the best but be prepared for the worst.