How Protect Your Home From Wind Damage

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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 from the elements. One fairly simple and affordable way shield your home and property from extreme storms is to windproof it with the help of a professional builder or contractor.

What does wind-proofing entail?

First and most importantly, you may have to obtain a series of building permits based on the additions and alterations you intend to make.  To find out which permits you require, contact your local building department; in most cases, these permits can be obtained without much fuss.

Since it is designed to protect your abode from the elements, your roof with take the brunt of any storm’s fury.  The vulnerable structure may sustain damage during extreme weather, but you can minimize it by simply having it inspected, maintained, and reinforced on a regular basis.

For obvious reasons, windows and door are also susceptible to wind damage when a violent storm passes through. You can shield them from harm with storm windows or temporary plywood covers. Both have proven highly effective at reducing the risk of damage caused by wind and flying debris.

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

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GCI is a team of highly experienced and dedicated experts in all aspects of the building envelope. Our primary focus is to provide value to our clients by assuring proper performance of the exterior glazing, wall, roofing and waterproofing systems as well as managing the impact of moisture on the interior of the building during and after the construction process. We assist by preventing problems in buildings under construction and by investigating problems and providing solutions for existing buildings with performance deficiencies. Our thousands of successful projects throughout North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean are a strong testament to our enduring contributions in every type of climate and region.