Preparing for Hurricane Season
Even though the clean-up from Hurricanes Ian and Nicole is continuing in many communities, it’s already time to start prepping for the 2023 hurricane season. You may think that you have plenty of time since the season doesn’t start until June 1, however, that means your preparation needs to be complete by June 1, not start on June 1. Now is the time to test your equipment and make your plans so you are ready on day one of the season.
If your home uses hurricane shutters, they and your roof comprise your home’s key structural defenses against a strong storm. Have a roofer inspect your roof and replace or repair any broken shingles to ensure that your home remains waterproof throughout the storm.
The next item to prepare is your hurricane shutters. Check that your shutters open and close properly. As you are opening them, remove any leaves, twigs or other debris that is on or near them. If your shutters are motorized, check that the motor is working properly. They should move smoothly on the tracks and easily open and close all the way. When they are open, clean them with a mixture of a mild detergent and water. Once clean, check for any dents, cracks or missing slats. If you find any, contact a professional to determine if they need to be repaired or replaced. You should also lightly lubricate all the hinges, tracks and locks with a silicone spray to help ensure they open and close properly throughout the season. Perform this process for each and every window shutter in your home, as well as your garage and shed. You may need to stand on a ladder to reach all your windows. You may also want to enlist the help of a family member or friend to expedite the process, especially if you need to use a ladder.
If this process seems time consuming and tedious, you could hire a professional to inspect and maintain your shutters each year instead. Or, an even easier solution is to replace some or all of your existing windows with hurricane impact windows. With hurricane impact windows, you don’t need hurricane shutters at all, so this laborious annual process can become a distant memory. Hurricane impact windows provide the gold-standard in waterproofing, soundproofing, and security, both during a storm and every day. When a hurricane hits, no need to rush around boarding up all the windows or panic if your motorized shutters malfunction. Another benefit is during the storm you are not shrouded in darkness wondering what is happening outside – you can look out your windows and let the natural light come in.
If you’re tired of performing annual hurricane shutter maintenance, now is the time to call CitiQuiet Windows and Doors to learn about how hurricane impact windows can simplify your hurricane preparation.
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