Storm Solutions Blog

How Hurricanes Impact Florida’s Environment: Erosion, Reef Damage & Habitat Loss

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Sep 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

It’s all too common to flick on your TV and see a news story about the next big storm striking the Florida coastline.

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Topics: Hurricane, Tropical Storm, security glass, Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricanes, Rain, Temperature: How Saharan Dust is Impacting Us in Florida

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Sep 19, 2018 4:03:12 PM

We’ve been hearing a lot of buzz this summer around Saharan dust, as the African desert mass made its way across the Atlantic Ocean this July.

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Topics: Hurricane

Bringing the Outdoors in With Folding Glass Walls

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Jul 23, 2018 12:21:00 PM

Living in Southern Florida has many benefits, but one of the best is our year-round sunny skies and warm weather. Many homeowners in Florida take advantage of the temperate climate by adding on outdoor living spaces. These are perfect for entertaining or enjoying a quiet evening relaxing at home.

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Topics: Glass Lanai, Glass Walls, Sliding Glass Doors, Glass Lanai Enclosures

How Do Hurricanes Form?

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Jul 9, 2018 11:01:07 AM

The southern and eastern coasts of the United States are the highest hit areas for hurricanes in the country. Southwest Florida residents have experienced more than their share of deadly hurricanes.

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Topics: Hurricane Protection, Hurricane, Hurricane Preparedness

Living through Hurricane Maria

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Jun 28, 2018 10:30:54 AM

In 2017, Puerto Rico was slammed by two powerful Category 5 hurricanes in under a month; Hurricane Maria was the second hurricane, and the damage it caused to the island was devastating.

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Topics: Hurricane, Hurricane Maria, hurricane windows, hurricane doors, Hurricane Preparedness

Have You Considered a Glass Lanai?

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Jun 18, 2018 3:27:00 PM


A glass lanai can be an excellent addition to most homes. These windowed porches are especially desirable in Florida, where the weather can make a typical porch unusable for much of the year.

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Topics: Glass Lanai Enclosures, Glass Lanai, Impact Windows

Impact Doors vs. Average Doors

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Jun 15, 2018 11:00:00 AM


Many Southwest Floridians are replacing their average, “builder’s standard” entry doors with impact doors. Why make the switch?  It doesn’t look like there’s anything wrong with your current door.

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Topics: hurricane doors, Impact Doors

Do All Hurricanes Rotate The Same Way?

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Jun 12, 2018 12:02:10 PM


If you live in an area that routinely experiences hurricanes, such as Southwest Florida, you probably know a lot about hurricane season and how to prepare for it.

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Topics: Coriolis, Hurricane, Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane 101: A Guide to Hurricane Terminology

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Apr 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM

From late May to November, Southwest Florida residents must stay vigilant and prepared for hurricane season. There are many ways to be prepared for a hurricane, but one you might not have considered is educating yourself on the terminology that the media and weather authorities will use when speaking about a hurricane.

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Topics: hurrican, hurricane windows, Hurricane Screens, Hurricane Shutters

What is Storm Surge?

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Apr 16, 2018 2:21:11 PM

If you’ve lived in Southwest Florida for even one hurricane season, you’ve heard about it. But what, exactly, is it? Why is it such a concern for our area?

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Topics: Storm Surge