The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warn all Americans, whether you reside on the coastline or inland, of a 60% chance of an highly active hurricane season.
If you’re a homeowner you’re probably wondering how to prepare your home before the next hurricane hits hard. From hurricane impact windows to wind-resistant roofing, here is your home’s hurricane preparedness checklist.
Upgrade to Hurricane Impact Windows and Doors
Hurricane Andrew, Katerina, Irma, and Sandy have made impact-glass products essential to your home. Today’s American homeowners live in a time of Great Renovation. The latest American Housing Survey informs us that between 2017 and 2019 27.4 billion dollars were spent on upgrades to windows and doors.
One advantage to installing impact windows and doors is it fortifies your home’s key points of entry. Storm winds attempt to break in through windows and doors. The results of a successful break-in could be disastrous, hurricane winds that enter a home create strong upward pressure on the home’s roof. Impact windows and doors shut tight keeping your home from blowing up. In addition to this, the impact glass keeps heavy rain, hail, hurricane-force winds, and flying objects from shattering your windows.
Upgrade to a Wind-Resistant Roof
During a storm, tree limbs, street signs, and other loose outdoor objects can become projectiles that dent in your roof (or worse). A traditional roof can only do so much to protect you from flying debris. During an above-normal hurricane season, some extra protection can go a long way in ensuring your safety.
Hurricane winds that reach up to 130 mph can rip entire sections of your roof off. Get your roof ready for this hurricane season by upgrading to a wind-resistant roof. By replacing your old roof with a wind-resistant roof, you could be avoiding serious and costly damage to your home.
How Else Can You Prepare?
Protecting your windows, doors, and roofs will give your home a better chance of surviving an intense storm. Here is an additional home improvement suggestion for your safety and comfort during a major hurricane: purchase a home standby generator.
A home standby generator is an emergency power source in the event of a power outage. They comfort you when the power goes out in your home by keeping essentials such as your television and refrigerator running. Not only this, they can power the entire house and come on automatically.
Financing Your Hurricane Preparedness Checklist
As a PACE financing provider, A to Z- G.C. brings you financial relief. PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) provides property owners with upfront costs for improvements such as home’s resiliency projects and energy efficiency. The financing is treated as a special assessment of your property which means repayment is made through your annual property taxes.
These upgrades qualify for PACE financing. To get approved for PACE financing, click below to get approved within one hour.