If you live in Florida, you must certainly be aware of the importance of having proper protection for your doors and windows because of the frequent hurricanes that hit our coasts. For several years, homeowners resorted to shoring up their doors and windows with plywood whenever a storm was imminent. But today, that is slowly changing as more effective and convenient ways are available. In certain places, building safety codes also do not allow plywood to be used as hurricane protection.
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Two Ways to Keep Your Home Safe During a Hurricane
Hurricane windows offer continuous protection from flying debris, and also allow light to enter your home. As the windows are a structural part of the house, they will not be easily pulled off or broken by strong winds. That being said, there are two ways most people protect themselves from hurricane damage:
- Using metal, reinforced plastic or fabric shutters
- Using impact resistant glass windows
Of these two options, professionally installed, high quality impact resistant windows are the most security solution. In the short term, they are more expensive but they eventually wind up paying for themselves. Plus, high impact windows are extremely convenient because you don't have to allocate storage space for them like you need to do for shutters. Furthermore, you don't have to have any extra fittings like channels, bolts or anything else to keep them in place.
You can simply choose to have all the windows in your house to be made from impact resistant glass and have strong frames, so that you just have to shut them if a storm is on the way.