What You Should Know About Hurricanes in SC

When is Hurricane Season?

It’s generally accepted that tropical systems and hurricanes strike the Southeastern coastal region most typically between June 1 and November 30, with the peak of activity between mid – August and late October. Storms have hit earlier and later than the official “season,” so best to get prepared.

How can I protect my home?

Preparation is key! Add hurricane protection to your home as early as possible. A knowledgeable sales agent will guide you through the best hurricane protection products including Hurricane Shutters, Storm Panels, and Storm Tex screens. You can also make sure hurricane-rated materials are used on any home construction project like Renaissance Patio Products or Advisar doors.

What are Hurricane Shutters?

There are several ways to make significant improvements in your home’s storm protection plan. Hurricane shutters installed by Carolina Home Exteriors come in several styles and strengths and are suited for every budget. They’re available as permanent, retractable window protection or custom fit DIY inserts where you simply slide the panel into unobtrusive frames to secure when and if a storm approaches. They’re easy to install from inside your home and don’t even require a ladder for upper floors.

MPH per hurricane categories

Protecting Your Home Days Before a Storm

Install your hurricane panels or close your hurricane shutters. If you have Storm Tex, you can use the remote to roll the screen down or you can manually roll down the screen if the power goes out.

Securing loose items such as trash cans, planters, lawn and garden ornaments and even BBQ grills is one of the most important things you can do.  If wind gusts pick up these items they can become bullet-like projectiles headed straight for your home (or your neighbor’s home).

How Much Does Hurricane Protection Cost?

Several factors will determine the final cost: the size of your home, the number of doors and windows, the styles that you choose, etc. The cost of protection, however, is far less than the cost of replacement and repair should a big storm hit our region and your home be the unlucky one to be targeted. Regardless, you can’t put a cost on the peace of mind you’ll have knowing that you’ve protected your home and family.

A design and sales consultant from Carolina Home Exteriors can give you a fair and accurate estimate and the best recommendation for your home.