Is your home ready for the next big storm?
During a violent storm, the most vulnerable parts of your home are the openings: windows and doors. For people who live in areas that experience severe storms, protecting your home means protecting what are probably your most valuable assets-your home and your family.
Many conservation measures are in place to minimize greenhouse gases and mitigate climate change, and yet, in spite of these global efforts, we're already experiencing the results of a changing climate through stronger and less predictable storms. Ygrene finances measures that can minimize the damage to your home from these storms.
Impact Resistant Windows and Doors
The term "impact resistant" is defined as shutters, windows, and doors that have been proven to resist the impact from large windborne debris (defined by the test standards as a 9-pound 2x4 lumber missile striking end on at 34 mph). The strongest impact-resistant windows are capable of withstanding storm winds of up to 200 miles per hour. Other protective measures can include storm shutters and wind-rated, impact-resistant garage doors. While impact-resistant windows and doors are more expensive, some insurance companies offer substantial premium discounts.
Wind Resistant Roof
In some parts of the country, hurricanes or tornadoes can literally lift the roof off a house. Experienced roofers in these locales know how to attach roof strapping and hurricane clips to roofs that can help keep a roof from blowing off, even in the most violent storms.
Recent extreme storms have shown that electric power can be unavailable for days, weeks or even months after a storm. Having a backup generator ensures you will have power, even after the most severe storm.
Choosing the Right Contractor
All Ygrene certified contractors are licensed, pre-screened and have been in their respective businesses for at least two years or more. Quality installers offer workmanship and equipment warranties and are transparent about when and how they use sub-contractors. Be sure to ask your contractor to explain what is covered by workmanship and equipment warranties.
Paying for Your Storm Protection Measures
Ygrene’s PACE financing offers many advantages:
- 100% Financing, No Money Down
- No Payments For Up To 12+ Months
- Based On Home Equity
- Repaid With Your Property Taxes
- No Minimum FICO Required
- Prequalified In Under 30 Minutes