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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 |2017-01-24T05:11:23+00:00October 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 |2017-01-24T05:11:27+00:00November 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 |2017-01-24T05:11:27+00:00July 25th, 2014|Building Codes, Construction, Hurricanes|Comments Off on Manufacturers Innovate to Create Better Storm-Resistant Construction Materials

The Advantages Of Installing Storm Windows

Storm windows are fitted windows that go over existing windows to give your home or office another layer of insulation. Storm windows are very beneficial for your building envelope and can help when it comes to hurricane and heavy storm damage, as well as many other benefits. What Are Some Benefits Of Storm Windows? 1. Lower [...]

By |2014-04-28T12:43:08+00:00April 28th, 2014|Hurricanes|Comments Off on The Advantages Of Installing Storm Windows

How Protect Your Home From Wind Damage

The high winds generated by hurricanes and tornadoes can pose a serious threat to lives and to property. Because material items can always be replaced, it is important to evacuate any area threatened by these severe weather events when instructed by authorities. However, that does not mean that you should leave your home completely unprotected [...]

By |2013-12-04T10:10:13+00:00December 4th, 2013|Hurricanes|Comments Off on How Protect Your Home From Wind Damage

Going the Extra Protection Mile at Procacci Development’s BB & T Bank Building

At Procacci Development Corporation, one of South Florida’s leading development, construction and management companies, they take hurricane protection seriously.  In fact, the company has developed a reputation for constructing and retrofitting Class A commercial office buildings that are so strong, they meet the requirements of Public Shelters and enable tenants to continue business immediately following [...]

By |2017-01-24T05:11:28+00:00September 19th, 2013|Building Envelope, Hurricanes, Projects, Quality Control, Windows|Comments Off on Going the Extra Protection Mile at Procacci Development’s BB & T Bank Building

A Little Planning Equals Big Savings: Hardening the Building Exterior Improves Insurability

Hurricane season is a reminder about the importance of planning when constructing a building.  Storm hardening, or building-in protection against high-wind damage, has become an increasing priority for many owners of commercial buildings, developers and project teams. But before building in a high-risk area, a first step should include hiring a team who understands the [...]

By |2013-09-19T12:01:42+00:00September 19th, 2013|Building Envelope, Hurricanes, Quality Control, Windows|Comments Off on A Little Planning Equals Big Savings: Hardening the Building Exterior Improves Insurability

Hurricane Irene potential storm damage and survival tips for New York, D.C.

As Hurricane Irene moves northward, our thoughts are with those on East Coast. Paul Beers of Glazing Consultants International, LLC, speaks about potential storm damage in this MarketWatch article by Jennifer Waters: 10 hurricane survival tips for New York, D.C. Hurricane Irene promises chaos most urbanites have never seen. If you have questions or comments, [...]

By |2017-01-24T05:11:30+00:00August 26th, 2011|Hurricanes|Comments Off on Hurricane Irene potential storm damage and survival tips for New York, D.C.

Preparing for Hurricane Irene in the Northeast

By Paul E. Beers As Hurricane Irene heads towards a possible impact with the Northeast United States, many people are likely wondering what to do as there has not been a major hurricane in the region in many years and not during most people’s lifetime.  Unfortunately, if you have not prepared your property for a hurricane, [...]

By |2017-01-24T05:11:30+00:00August 25th, 2011|Hurricanes|Comments Off on Preparing for Hurricane Irene in the Northeast