How to Protect Your Windows During Hurricane Watches

by Corazon Hagerty 03/16/2020

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While the hurricane season may still be a couple of seasons away, now is a great time to start thinking about how best to protect your home in the event of a hurricane, tornado, or similar high wind storm situation. During high wind situations, windows can easily become broken as a result of flying debris and, once broken, that debris and window shards can cause a significant safety issue and increase the risks of other types of property damage. So protect your home, your belongings, and, most importantly, your family by considering the following preventative measures of protecting your windows during hurricane watches and other storms:

Protecting Your Windows During Hurricane Watches

Install storm shutters. When your home is in the line of a hurricane watch or other big storm, one of the most important things you'll be advised to do is to install plywood over your windows to prevent flying debris from shattering them. Obviously, should you live in an area with frequent storms, this can get tedious. So instead, consider the more permanent solution of installing storm shutters.  Storm shutters come in a variety of styles, all of which are designed to allow homeowners to easily cover their windows with a more protective shield in the event of high winds. 

Upgrade to hurricane impact windows. Upgrading to hurricane impact windows is perhaps the safest thing a homeowner can do in preparation of storm season. Impact windows are incredibly durable windows that are made out of multiple layers of tempered glass and have the added benefit of being incredibly insulated for both sound and climate. 

Looking to Sell Your Home?

Both storm shutters and hurricane impact windows are great investments homeowners can make to improve the value of their home as, after all, what family doesn't want to live in a safer, more durable home? And if you're ready to sell feel free to reach out, so we can start your home selling journey together. 

About the Author
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Corazon Hagerty

"Making your Home buying & Selling Easy"  

Being a military spouse I had to constantly pick up and move all over the United States, a few times across the world even.  So I'm here to listen to your needs and answer any questions you may have when it comes to making your home buying dreams a reality.   I will work hard and use both my personal and real estate experience to make your relocation and home buying and/or selling experience as smooth and stress free as possible. 

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