Giving Your Florida Home Some Extra Protection from Hurricanes
If you own a home in Florida, you are likely well aware that things can get pretty dicey during hurricane season. Officially, hurricane season in Florida runs from June 1st to November 1st every year, with storms usually peaking in the months of August and September.
Over just the past few years, the Sunshine State has incurred the wrath of several monster storms, including Michael, Irma, Dorian, Sally, and Laura, just to name a few. Hurricanes can inflict substantial damage to homes and other properties – and in many cases, the cost of repairs is not covered through regular homeowner’s insurance.
But, while there is no way to control or avoid these events, there are some strategies available that can help you to protect your abode, and in turn, reduce – or even eliminate – many of the after-storm costs.
While keeping your residence protected won’t necessarily require a full renovation, you can make some updates that are well worth the price for built-in protection, and that can prevent you from spending a much larger amount in the future.
Some of the best ways you can secure your home from a hurricane include:
- Installing hurricane shutters
- Ensuring that doors and windows are high-quality and reinforced with strong locks
- Adding a code-approved garage door that holds the frame to both the ground and the header
- Creating a “safe room” with concrete walls, slab roof, and a steel door to protect you and your family against hurricanes
We Can Help!
It’s often been said that “the best defense is a good offense.” So, if you own a home or investment property in Orlando and/or the surrounding Central Florida area, give us a call and we’ll discuss the options that could work best for you – and for your budget.
Now may be the perfect time to put protection in place. You can reach us directly by phone at (407) 901-6215, or send us an email with any questions by going to our secure online contact form at https://lpinspiredrenovations.com/contact/. We look forward to hearing from you.