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4 Reasons To Make a Plan To Prepare Your Home Before Hurricane Season

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Feb 23, 2022 3:15:00 PM

Southwest Florida’s hurricane season can be a stressful time for unprepared Floridians. While some years are uneventful, waiting until the last minute to prepare your home for hurricane season could cause a whole host of problems for you, your family, and your home. Now is a great time to plan and prepare, so you can be ready no matter what hurricanes hit or when. 

Here are the 4 reasons why you need to make a plan, and what hurricane protection to consider pre-season.

 

1. Save Yourself the Worry if you Hurricane Prep Early

Waiting until the last minute to prepare for anything, especially something that could cause damage to your home or physical harm to your family, can leave you feeling pressured to make preparation decisions without doing the proper research. This could lead to feeling guilty or worried that what you’ve done may not be enough should a category 4 or category 5 make landfall. 

To ease the stress, analyze your home and consider what protection is needed, so you can fit hurricane preparation into your busy schedule with less hassle. The American Psychological Association (APA) recommends that you have a hurricane preparedness plan in place well before a hurricane hits to help strengthen your emotional well-being during the storm.

 

2. You Might Run Out of Hurricane Protection Options if You Wait

Don't wait until hurricane season and a storm is out there. Even with the advanced technology we benefit from today, it’s impossible to know the exact path of a storm until three to five days in advance. That is simply not enough time to order and install hurricane shutters into your home, because the total average time to have them installed is six to eight weeks. 

Before hurricane season starts, consider what types of hurricane protection you may need including:

Once you have an idea of what type of hurricane protection is best for your home, research hurricane protection contractors to find out more about the installation process, cost, and experience levels. Don’t wait to set your hurricane preparedness plan into motion!

 

3. Hurricane Protection Could Be More Expensive Closer to Hurricane Season

If you rush to prepare your home for the hurricane season just before an approaching storm, it will probably cost you more. Only a limited number of licensed professionals can install impact windows. To put it simply, when demand for a product or service and labor is high and supply is limited, the cost will increase. 

Cost of Installation

This is more of a concern now that inflation has impacted the pricing of materials and labor. Waiting until the last minute could cost even more this year. There’s no reason for additional costs to rush a job. If you get your home protected well ahead of time, you won’t have to battle with the high demand, and can instead relax while others are scrambling to be as prepared as you are.

 

4. Preparing Your Home for a Hurricane is Worth the Cost

Having a hurricane protection plan in place is worth it for one simple reason: you cannot put a price on keeping your family and home safe if a hurricane does affect your area. Save yourself the headache and heartache of having to deal with the aftermath of hurricane-force winds battering unprotected windows, doors, and lanais. Whenever a hurricane hits, millions of dollars in damage is inflicted on Floridian homes. In 2018, Hurricane Michael caused over $18 billion in damage, destroying around 800 homes and damaging well over 1,000 homes.

Having your home protected ahead of time means that you can feel prepared no matter what hurricanes develop next.

 

Prepare Your Home For Hurricane Season the Right Way

Storm Solutions is one of Southwest Florida’s licensed impact window installation companies, known for being cost-effective, experienced, and reliable. Don’t wait until the next hurricane to inquire about our services! 

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