The official Hurricane Season ended almost two months ago. Now is a good time to have a certified contractor, such as Butler Builders, evaluate your home for
weather safety. Florida
The following is Information from the State of
website about the value of having good safe windows and doors to minimize storm damage. Florida
FACT: Impact-resistant glass and shutters are specifically designed to meet a combination of impact and continuous pressure from the wind. Windows are a critical barrier to protect your home from wind, wind-borne debris and water. If your windows are breached, this can exert pressure on your roof and walls, causing the collapse of the home. Much of the damage that occurred from Hurricane Andrew resulted from failure of windows and doors. These failures frequently lead to interior wall failure and sometimes roof failures. (NOAA)
FACT: The openings (doors and windows) are your homes primary defense against a storm. A garage door is the most frequent source of damage due to collapse or failure from storm surge or wind. A reinforced garage door will prevent the largest opening in the house from being compromised during a storm. If the garage door gives in, the home is defenseless against the wind and rain of the storm.
In addition, remodeling to update windows and doors to today’s standards can result in substantial energy efficiency, saving greatly on cooling and heating costs.