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Protecting Windows From Strong Winds

8/13/2020 (Permalink)

Metal accordion storm shutters closed to protect a home from the oncoming hurricane. Protect the windows of your home with storm shutters

Ways To Keep Your Home Safe From High Winds

When a storm with high winds comes to East - West Pikeland, PA, one of the most important things you can do to protect your home is to cover the windows. Fortunately, there are a variety of permanent and temporary solutions to keep your home safe.

Permanent Options
For homeowners in areas with frequent strong storms, investing in permanent window protection can be a wise choice. There are a variety of shutters on the market, including the following:

  • Accordion
  • Bahama
  • Colonial
  • Rolling

The accordion style shutter is the least expensive permanent option. They are generally made of aluminum and open horizontally. The Bahama style shutter opens like an awning and can be closed flat against the window when high winds are forecast. Colonia style shutters are two panels placed on either side of the window that closes inward and are bolted together for protection during a storm. The rolling style shutter is the most expensive, but also the most protective. When not in use, they are in a roll at the top of the window. When needed, the homeowner rolls them down using a crank or remote, depending on the model. The shutter is then bolted at the bottom of the window.

Temporary Options
In addition to permanent storm shutters, there are a few temporary solutions available. Storm panels are usually made of aluminum, steel or polycarbonate. They are bolted to the top and bottom of windows when a strong storm is expected. Plywood sheets are another temporary option. Although effective and economical, plywood can be difficult to install. If you choose to use plywood, make sure it is at least five-eighths of an inch thick and securely attached to your home.
While storm shutters, either permanent or temporary, can protect your windows from high winds, your home may still suffer serious damage during a hurricane or other strong storm. Fortunately, an experienced restoration team can help you get your home back to normal quickly and safely.

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