Hurricane Preparedness Week 2017
Hurricane season is rapidly approaching
Hurricane season is rapidly approaching. In addition to destructive high-speed winds produced by hurricanes, other damages such as flooding, tornadoes, power outages, often affect homeowners. To help residents prepare for potential severe weather storms, the National Weather Service – responsible for issuing hazardous tropical weather issue watches, warnings, and forecasts, is hosting Hurricane Preparedness Week from May 7-13, 2017. Hurricane preparation tips include risk assessment, evacuation planning, disaster supplies checklist, and protecting your home from a severe weather storm.
For homeowners interested in protecting their homes with impact windows and doors, it is important to remember that manufacturer lead times (the time it takes to make and ship your impact products) and weather conditions affect the timeline for installation. On average it takes 4-6 weeks for items such as relatively plain impact windows and doors. However, specialty sizes or impact products with intricate designs can take as long as 12 weeks!
It is important that regardless how a homeowner chooses to protect his or her home, the methods used are up to code. In south Florida there are two “hurricane zones” in which an impact product might be approved for; WBDR (wind-borne debris region) and HVHZ (high-velocity hurricane zone). When shopping for impact windows and impact doors it is important to know which zone you live in as products approved for WBDR might not necessarily be approved for HVHZ. However, products approved to HVHZ surpass the requirements for WBDR and should not present an issue.
Don’t get caught without protection. If you are unsure of whether or not your home is protected call us today! Our helpful and knowledgeable staff members are happy to help.