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Storm Solutions Blog

Are Hurricane Shutters Mandatory for Florida Homeowners?

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Apr 19, 2021 8:00:00 AM
Are Hurricane Shutters Mandatory for Florida Homeowners?

If you’re new to southwest Florida, you’ve probably heard just how devastating a powerful storm can be. But with the right hurricane protection, they don’t have to be so worrisome.

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Topics: Hurricane Shutters

 


4 Reasons Your Florida Home Needs an Impact-Resistant Garage Door

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Apr 9, 2021 8:15:00 AM

Floridians know how strong hurricanes can hit The Sunshine State. Because of our unpredictable storm season, homeowners often reinforce their house with hurricane-safe glass windows or shutters— maybe they even swap out their front door. 

But few of us think about replacing our garage doors! After all, they’re stronger than a regular door, right? Well… not so much. Impact-resistant garage doors still provide unparalleled hurricane protection.

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Topics: Garage Doors, Hurricane Preparedness

 


Does My Florida Home Need a Wind Mitigation Inspection & Certification?

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Mar 31, 2021 8:00:00 AM

typical Florida home - Does My Florida Home Need a Wind Mitigation Inspection & Certification?

Hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through November 30, meaning that for five months of the year, Floridians are at high risk for exposure to severe winds. 

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5 Things You Might Not Know About Hurricane Windows & Doors

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Mar 29, 2021 9:00:00 AM

If you’re thinking about making the switch from storm shutters to impact-resistant glass windows or hurricane-safe doors, it’s important to do your research.

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Topics: Hurricane Shutters, Impact Windows, Hurricane Protection

 


What Are Florida’s Egress Window Requirements & Do You Comply?

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Mar 23, 2021 8:00:00 AM

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Homeowners have a whole slew of Building Code requirements that must be met in order to live in the Sunshine State. 

From turtle glass to hurricane-safe solutions, many of Florida’s regulations revolve around your home’s windows for improved safety and security. These include egress windows.

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How to Make a Hurricane Evacuation Plan for Your Family

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Mar 19, 2021 5:45:00 AM

How to Make a Hurricane Evacuation Plan for Your Family

Weather is always an uncertain thing, but if you live in Florida, it can be even more unpredictable.

Sometimes in a matter of hours, a hurricane, tornado or another tropical event can shift from a hurricane “watch” to a “warning"— and even a full evacuation order.

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Topics: Hurricane Preparedness

 


The Dangers of Leaving Your Hurricane Shutters or Screens On All Year Long

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Feb 23, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Hurricane shutters protect your home from wind, rain and flying debris. With Florida’s sometimes unpredictable hurricane conditions, most Floridians would agree that they can’t go without them come storm season!

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Topics: Hurricane Shutters

 


How to Prevent Water Intrusion with Sliding Glass Doors

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Feb 10, 2021 7:30:00 AM

If you’ve ever spent a summer in southwest Florida, you know a thunderstorm can pour down inches of rain in just a matter of minutes. 

Even though you never want to sacrifice the picturesque views provided by your sliding glass doors, heavy rainfall and strong winds can pose serious water intrusion problems. 

Are you reading this because you have water trapped in your sliding track? Or has leakage from the corners caused moisture damage to your hardwood floors? 

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Topics: Impact Doors, Sliding Glass Doors

 


What Sets Our Hurricane Products & Installers Apart

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Feb 4, 2021 6:00:00 AM

In our great state of Florida, it’s important that your hurricane protection products are Miami-Dade compliant and able to withstand all hurricane categories. Fortunately, these are standards that most sellers and installers in the sunshine state abide by— but it doesn’t exactly help you narrow down your choice. 

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Topics: hurricane windows, Hurricane Pannels

 


7 Benefits of Impact Windows

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Jan 28, 2021 8:00:00 AM
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Florida has it all— beaches, sunshine and beautiful weather year-round. But along with that beautiful weather, our southern state also brings with it tropical storms and hurricanes.

As a homeowner in SWFL, you have two choices when it comes to protecting your windows during storm season: hurricane shutters and impact windows.

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Topics: Impact Windows