Hurricane Protection

How to Hurricane Proof Your Garage Door

October 15th, 2019
If you live in a hurricane-prone area, it’s crucial to take the right steps to make your home less vulnerable to the destructive forces of one of these storm systems. Your garage door, for example, is an element of your home that becomes a serious Achilles’ heel in the midst of a hurricane. It’s far more susceptible to wind damage than other areas of your property are. In fact, if wind gets into your garage during a high wind event, high internal pressure can build up and cause serious structural damage to the rest of your property. To avoid this worst-case-scenario situation, it’s important to understand the key aspects of

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Hurricane Shutters

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Protecting Your Home: When Mother Nature Wreaks Havoc

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