Natural disasters will always happen and no one can ever really be prepared for them. However, it is important to try to fortify your home so that your family is safe. Also by securing your home, the costs of repairs for all the damages will be less.
If you live in an area that is subjected to hurricanes often, it is definitely wise to fortify your home as much as you can. Here are some ways you can do this:
- Windows: To prevent shattering and potential injury to your family, you should consider installing durable storm shutters to your windows. You can also look into impact-resistant glass for your doors and windows. This can help lower any risk of flying glass hitting you or your family members.
- Garage Doors: You can fortify garage doors with steel and strong locks. You may also want to think about windowless garage doors to lower any chance of broken glass.
- Roof: There are special clips and straps made of steel that you can purchase to secure your roof to the rest of the house. Most roofs are held together with nails so during a hurricane, it is very easy for the binding to tear apart.
- Build a safe room: The ideal spot for a safe room is in your basement but if not, a room in your home will do. Talking with a contractor will help you figure out how to make this room as durable and hurricane resistant as possible.
Of course, during any extreme natural disaster, damage to your property will occur. However, by taking certain precautionary measures, you can lower the risk of harm towards your family and home.
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