Hurricanes are a terrifying and very real part of life for many people living in the Southern United States. They are massive storm systems that most often come up from the south with winds upwards of 150 miles per hour. They are incredibly destructive and it’s important to protect your loved ones and your home from damage.
The best way to protect against damage is by using shutter systems. These are specifically designed to go over the window and minimize damage from any flying debris in the intense wind.
Many homes in the south already have storm shutters, but it is recommended you have them inspected by shutter replacement companies before the storm season.
Other alternatives to shutters include plywood and passively protected windows to help protect the inside of your home. The plywood would be the most inexpensive option, but may not prevent the most damage to the window. Specialized passive protection windows are designed to shatter in a stable way that keeps everything in place, meaning all debris stays out, but also is the most expensive option.
If you’re confused about your options, contact your local shutter replacement company for more information. They would be able to provide their recommendation to protect your home while working with your budget.