How To Prepare My Home For Hurricane Season

How To Prepare My Home For Hurricane Season

Hurricane season begins June 1. Is your home ready for winds that could reach in excess of 100 miles per hour or rain that brings destructive force? Now is the time to start thinking about hurricane protection for your home. Living in a coastal region brings a natural threat of hurricanes or strong tropical storms, so finding a reliable contractor to install different protective features – hurricane shutters, impact resistant glass, storm panels – is a good place to start to ensure your house is hurricane ready. While hurricanes can leave a path of destruction miles wide, there are essential steps you can take to minimize a hurricane’s impact on your home.

Hurricane Protection For Windows

Entry points of your home, like doors and windows, are the most susceptible areas for damage during a hurricane. Because a storm’s path can sometimes be unpredictable, boarding up windows with plywood isn’t always an option when you’re short on time. The idea of hurricane protection is to be prepared prior to the storm’s arrival.

Installing impact-resistant windows is an effective option, but covering your home’s windows with hurricane shutters will guard those vulnerable areas. Depending on the style of your home, there are a number of options available:

  • Roll Down Hurricane Shutters: Myrtle Beach has seen a number of major hurricanes, so roll down shutters are a great protective feature – practically impenetrable when fully closed.
  • Bahama Hurricane Shutters: As beautiful as they are effective, Bahama hurricane shutters can be made in a variety of colors and materials to match the style of your home.
  • Colonial Hurricane Shutters: These shutters open and close easily, offering protection from flying debris and forceful rain in a moment’s notice.
  • Accordion Hurricane Shutters: For homes that line the coast, accordion hurricane shutters provide extreme protections from hurricane-force winds and water. These shutters can be designed to wrap around corners to provide full hurricane protection for your home.

Hurricane shutters are a home feature to order well before a hurricane is en route for the South Carolina coast. The Carolina Home Exteriors team can provide a home consultation and install hurricane shutters Myrtle Beach well before the storms begin.

What Are Storm Panels?

One of the best ways to minimize damage to your home, especially living along the coast, is to install Myrtle Beach storm panels. Storm panels are made in a variety of materials, but metal and plastic storm panels are the most common. The panels can be hinged onto permanent tracks or bolted into place. Storm panels can be used to cover windows and doors, adding to the hurricane protection of your Myrtle Beach home.

Now is the time to increase the hurricane protection of your home. The Carolina Home Exteriors team is a trusted Myrtle Beach contractor skilled in hurricane shutters and panel installation. Give our team a call to before hurricane season hits so you can rest easy, even in the storm.