Hurricanes are one of the most devastating natural disasters that occur in America. Every year, there are news stories that revolve around the unfortunate events of a hurricane. Think about Hurricane Katrina—it flooded and tore through an estimated 300,000 homes in just a few hours. Although there is no way to completely hurricane-proof your home, there are some steps you can take to help protect it from the damaging winds and rain.
Your windows are perhaps the most vulnerable part of your home during a strong storm. Debris and strong winds can easily shatter them. Luckily, you can strengthen your windows by:
No matter what option you choose, ensure that it fits properly. Otherwise, you will have a much larger problem on your hands when storm season rolls around.
Another vulnerable part of your home is the doors. Like windows, debris and strong winds can easily tear them apart. Fortunately, you can strengthen them by:
Although adding extra support can help protect your home from damaging hurricanes, it is not foolproof. So if you live in a hurricane-prone area, be sure to regularly inspect your home for possible leaks and damages before hurricane season hits.Share
19 September 2014
When I made the decision to sell my house, I knew that some things would need to be repaired first. Along with some work inside, the yard and the driveway needed attention. That meant some serious decisions to make. After reworking the landscaping, I had to evaluate different materials for the new driveway. Eventually, I decided that an asphalt driveway offered the right mix of durability and appearance for my property. When it was in place, I could not believe the difference that it made. If you plan on selling your home in the next few years, let me share what I did to make it more appealing to buyers. Following the tips will allow you to attract more attention, and ultimately lock in a better price for your property.