Severe Weather and Your Windows and Doors
No matter where you live in the United States, you likely experience some form of severe weather. From snowstorms to hurricanes, we see many types of severe weather. And when it does come, it’s encouraging to curl up in your cozy home and wait out the weather knowing your windows and doors are protecting your home from the elements.
Make sure your home is prepped with sufficient planning and protection, offering special attention to your windows and doors and their installation so your home is prepared for extreme weather.
Here are a few practical tips:
- Ensure a quality installation – A quality installation leaves you with
the intended structural integrity and proper water
management during weather events.
- Consider hurricane impact windows and doors – Hurricane impact windows give you additional
protection to your home from items that may
get tossed about in a storm.
- Check seals – Every window
and door has them, but depending on the age and location of your home, it is in
good practice to double check the seals that
help manage water away from your home during a weather event.
- Clear the area around your home – One of the best things you can do to protect your home is making sure the surrounding area is clear of debris and low hanging branches that might crash into your windows and doors.