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How to Hurricane Proof Your Home

Protecting your home and loved ones is the most important thing you can do during hurricane season. We want you to be informed about everything you can do to keep your home safe if disaster strikes. In this article we will be discussing precautions you can take to hurricane proof your household.

Hurricanes bring harsh winds, debris and flooding so it is vital to have windows that can withstand the damage that any storm can bring. It is recommended to invest in storm shutters, alongside impact-resistant windows to protect from hurricanes. Hurricane-impact windows can protect from debris impact of up to 150 mph!

Make sure you also invest in a hurricane-proof roof. The most sturdy roofing material you can get is metal, which can protect from gusts up to 140 mph, alongside lasting up to 50 years longer than alternatives. It’s also a good idea to invest in architectural shingles, which can withstand winds up to 130 mph. Another way to hurricane proof your home is to make sure all house and garage doors are reinforced. Make sure to have hurricane-resistant garage doors, with additional steel reinforcements. The best entry doors for homes are fiberglass, for both impact and water resistance.

We hope you found this information on protecting your home informative and keeps you safe as hurricane season approaches. At AJS, we are committed to serving the Gulf Coast and beyond in moving, building, and leveling and we are here to help you and your properties. For lifting, construction, or moving, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!

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