Here at Port City Hurricane Shutters, we want to help you keep your home safe from damage in the event of a hurricane or other severe weather event. In this article, we will go over a few tips for effective home hurricane protection in order to help you do just that.
- Cover Your Windows and Doors. Perhaps unsurprisingly, our first tip for hurricane protection is to cover and brace your windows and doors. While you could use plywood to board your windows and doors up, your best bet in this regard is to invest in dedicated storm shutters for more reliable (and more convenient) protection. Our team can recommend the best type of hurricane door shutters for your needs.
- Create Sandbag Barriers. Another thing you need to worry about in terms of hurricane protection is storm surge and possible flooding. To help keep storm surge away from your entrances, we recommend placing sandbags around these openings, stacking them tall enough to provide an effective barrier against the water. While such a barrier is unlikely to do much good in extreme storm surge conditions, it can help keep floodwaters out of your home and thus protect your belongings inside.
- Prepare Your Yard. A third step you can make as part of your hurricane protection efforts is to prepare your yard for the coming storm. It’s a good idea to trim any trees or shrubs before the storm makes landfall, removing any dead branches that could break off in high winds. In addition, you should secure any outdoor furniture or other items to make sure that they don’t go flying either.