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After Irma

Hurricane Irma has come and gone. Now what? In a special episode of the "Everything Building Envelope" podcast, host Paul Beers outlines next steps for listeners faced with the devastation the powerful hurricane left behind. Paul brings his own substantial professional expertise to the fore, but he also speaks as a resident of Florida and [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|Hurricanes|Comments Off on After Irma

Water Leaks Caused by Hurricane Irma

By Jason Bondurant, EI GCI Consultants, LLC While media coverage of the devastation following Hurricane Irma focuses on catastrophic wind damage, flooding, and power outages, a much more common and sometimes equally as devastating effect from the storm is often overlooked: water leaks. The costs of the damaging effects and necessary repairs due to water [...]

By | September 15th, 2017|Hurricanes|Comments Off on Water Leaks Caused by Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma Recovery Tips

By Paul E. Beers Check out our podcast about Hurricane Irma Recovery tips by clicking here. Hurricane Irma passed through Florida Sunday and Monday, and thankfully it was not as bad as feared.  After passing through the Florida Keys, it made landfall at Marco Island and Naples in Southwest Florida as a Category 4 storm, [...]

By | September 11th, 2017|GCI Consultants ℠, Hurricanes|Comments Off on Hurricane Irma Recovery Tips

Hurricane Resistant Windows & Doors

After our experience with Hurricane Matthew, many on the east coast were relieved at the end of the 2016 hurricane season.  Matthew was primarily a water event as opposed to a wind event, but nevertheless, uncertainty forced homeowners and businesses to invest thousands upon thousands of hours installing plywood covers, storm panels, and other types [...]

By | August 28th, 2017|Building Codes, Hurricanes, Waterproofing|Comments Off on Hurricane Resistant Windows & Doors

Hurricane Safety Tips and Resources

Important NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards and Emergency Alert System Changes Hurricanes are among nature's most powerful and destructive phenomena. On average, 12 tropical storms, 6 of which become hurricanes form over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, or Gulf of Mexico during the hurricane season which runs from June 1 to November 30 each year. [...]

By | August 11th, 2017|Hurricanes|Comments Off on Hurricane Safety Tips and Resources

Franklin – 1st Hurricane of 2017 Season Going to Mexico

After passing over Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday, Tropical Storm Franklin has steadily intensified over the Bay of Campeche and is on the brink of becoming 2017’s first hurricane in the Atlantic basin. The storm, packing winds of 70 mph, is on a collision course with Mexico’s east coast, south of Texas. Riding over warm [...]

By | August 9th, 2017|Hurricanes|Comments Off on Franklin – 1st Hurricane of 2017 Season Going to Mexico

Pre-Glazed, Unitized, Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors

Pre-Glazed, Unitized, Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors Remarkable innovations in glazing were the focus of Paul Beer's discussion with Ray Crawford on the Everything Building Envelope podcast. Ray Crawford worked his way up from the ground floor of the Crawford-Tracey Corporation to his current position as president of the family business. The Crawford-Tracey Corporation is a [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|Building Glazing Inspection, Hurricanes, Waterproofing|Comments Off on Pre-Glazed, Unitized, Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors

Hurricane Matthew

After our recent experience with Hurricane Matthew, many on the east coast are glad that we’re approaching the end of the 2016 hurricane season.  Matthew was primarily a water event as opposed to a wind event, but nevertheless, uncertainty forced homeowners and businesses to invest thousands upon thousands of hours installing plywood covers, storm panels, [...]

By | October 27th, 2016|GCI Consultants ℠, Hurricanes|Comments Off on Hurricane Matthew

Upgrading Properties for Improved Windstorm Insurance Coverage

Windstorm property damage and resulting insurance coverage issues have been increasing beginning with Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and continuing to the present.  Insurers have increased deductibles, coverage and premiums to try to balance their risk.  Each new storm event has the potential to throw the windstorm market into disarray.  As a result, stable property insurance [...]

By | November 5th, 2014|Hurricanes|Comments Off on Upgrading Properties for Improved Windstorm Insurance Coverage

Manufacturers Innovate to Create Better Storm-Resistant Construction Materials

Nature has provided the construction industry with its own natural hurricane lab - Florida. Out of the destruction of hurricanes have come significant innovations in building materials and code improvements. GCI has been at the forefront of these improvements, lending their expertise to new construction, hurricane-ravaged buildings, and beachfront properties. These are some of the [...]

By | July 25th, 2014|Building Codes, Construction, Hurricanes|Comments Off on Manufacturers Innovate to Create Better Storm-Resistant Construction Materials