There are many ways we can do protect our house from hurricane. A good protection could minimize damage and prevent total destruction of our property. More importantly, it could help us to protect the whole family. In general, a hurricane protection solution should be able to withstand at least 75mph of wind speed. At this speed, the wind is strong enough to lift unsecured tablets, chairs, cans and garbage bins, so it is important to put them in safe places before the hurricane strikes.
Gutters, sidings and roofs could also be ripped off if they are not properly secured. In fact, just one small opening somewhere in our house could rip a large portion, possibly risking injuries to the occupants. There are different protective solutions that we can use for our house. One of the more common is the accordion shutters and the can be anchored permanently to the doors and windows. During normal days, the cover can be folded and secured to the sides like an accordion.
In general, accordion shutter should offer us convenience and practicability, because it could be unfolded and folded very quickly. Some models also have internal locks that can provide additional protection against burglary when we leave the house for more than a few days. However, when we use an accordion shutter, it is important to unfold it regularly because debris could accumulate and obstruct the pathway. We should be sure that the shutter is clean and inspected properly.
Large and small flying object could collide with the shutter during a storm, so when the bad weather subside, it is important to check it to make sure that it still working properly. The folding mechanism could fail if it is seriously dented. Another type of hurricane protection that we can choose is the Bahama shutter and it is essentially an awning that we put on top of the windows. When lowered, the Bahama shutter will protect the whole windows and it can be locked at the sides and bottom. Like accordion shutter, the Bahama shutter is also convenient to use, because we don’t need to remove and re-install it repeatedly.
The roll type shutter could also protect ourselves against strong wind and debris. It could be lowered manually or electronically for high-end models. Due to its construction, the roll shutter should provide superb protection because it can be rolled down and locked at the sides and bottom. It is a good idea to choose shutters that are made from metal, instead of plastic or wood. They will be dented when struck by flying objects, instead of shattering into small pieces.
Badly cracked shutter will no longer protect our doors and windows, in fact it could also become flying debris, potentially harming everyone inside. Shutter should be deployed not only before a storm strikes, but also each night, because bad weather could happen very late at night when everyone asleep.