The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season outlook will be released on Thursday. The 2020 season broke records, but it is worth remembering that it only takes one hurricane to make it a bad season for you and your home. As a homeowner and/or head of household it is important to make sure your family and your residence are safe. Not only will you need to find ways to prevent things like break-ins, but you also need to find ways to mitigate the risk of bad weather. Hurricane season starts on June 1st and ends on November 30th. Before this dangerous season begins, you need to get your home ready.
Taking the time to inspect your residence is crucial during this preparation phase. Even though we are in difficult times, it is even more important than ever to make sure you are ready. This inspection will help you uncover issues that need to be addressed. The following are some tips and things you can do to get your home ready for hurricane season.
When performing an inspection of your residence, take a look at your doors and windows. If the windows and doors your home has are old and damaged, then replacing them is a great idea. If your home is in a wind-borne debris region, then you need to think about investing money in impact windows and doors. There are too many benefits to installing impact windows into your home, and it will be a much better option for hurricane shutters.
Working with the right impact window and door supplier is crucial when trying to get this home improvement project done quickly and correctly. Before choosing a company to work with for this improvement project, be sure to look at the impact windows and doors they carry. Ideally, you want to use doors and windows that are both well-built and appealing. You also want to find a company with lots of experience and a good reputation.
The biggest mistake people make when reacting to adverse weather events like a hurricane is ignoring the need for planning. Waiting until your home is in the path of a hurricane to make your plans is a bad idea. You need to work on creating an emergency plan before these problems occur. (read more here about creating an emergency plan)
This plan will need to include information about how you will get out of your area in the event of an evacuation along with a list of essential items you and your family need. You can also invest in a residential generator to ensure you can keep the electrical components in your home running throughout this bad weather event.
Another essential thing to consider when trying to prepare for a hurricane is what type of insurance policies you have in place. Making sure your homeowner policy covers the damage commonly associated with hurricanes is a must. Ignoring the need for a review of your homeowner’s insurance policy can result in you having to pay for significant damage out of pocket. With the help of a knowledgeable insurance agent, optimizing and altering your policy will be easy. Did you know that impact windows and doors can significantly reduce your home insurance? Click here to read more about the benefits.
With the addition of impact doors and windows, you can keep your family safe. Contact Wrights’ Impact Window and Door for more information on the products we carry.
Jason joined Wrights in 2018, and leverages decades of experience as a business leader in both B2C and B2B markets, with a wealth of experience in marketing, management, and technology. Before joining Wrights, Jason had significant Client, Consulting, and Agency experience from blue chips to start-ups – working across national and global roles. Originally from the UK, Jason has executive education from the London School of Economics and Oxford University’s Saïd Business School.