Simple and Effective Tips to Help Prepare for a Hurricane

Hurricanes can cause tremendous damage to a home. Since the weather is often unpredictable, it’s hard to tell exactly when the next one will hit. As a homeowner, you need to take steps to protect your home when this emergency happens. Installing our hurricane screens is an excellent alternative to a hurricane shutter installation because we designed them to protect your home from an extreme storm. ArmorGuard Exteriors explains what steps you can take to hurricane-proof your home:

Keep Your Gutters and Downspouts Clear

Keeping your gutters and downspouts clean is incredibly important when there is a storm. Nothing should block the vast amounts of water pouring down your roof. If the water can’t get through your gutters, then it may end up in your attic. The overflowing water from clogged gutters can also damage your landscaping, siding and insulation.

Protect Your Windows

Protect your windows and doors during a storm or hurricane. Super strong winds can hurl objects that can break glass and damage other parts of your window. ArmorGuard Exteriors, a deck canopy and hurricane screens expert, recommends installing our products. Our hurricane screens are made with polyester fibers and aramid. These are the same materials used for ballistic body armor. Our products are certified by the State of Florida for use in High-Velocity Hurricane Zones. In addition, our hurricane screens won’t detract from the appearance of your home because they fully retract.

Prepare an Emergency Kit

You should put together an emergency kit that’s recommended by the Federal Emergency Management Agency well before a storm arrives. Your basic disaster supplies kit should have a three-day supply of water and food, a flashlight, a first-aid kit, extra batteries, a whistle, a wrench, local maps, a charged cell phone and a backup battery, a dust mask, garbage bags and a manual can opener for canned goods.

ArmorGuard Exteriors also offers deck awnings and retractable screens. Our staff has more than 150 years of combined home improvement experience and we use all of our knowledge and skills when we produce and install our high quality products. We owe our decades of success to our commitment of quality workmanship. Call us at (904) 872-1712 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free estimate.

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