Hurricanes are the most damaging of all-natural disasters.
Based on the Congressional Budget Office 2018 report, it is estimated that 1.2 million Americans living in the coastal areas are at risk of substantial damage from hurricanes. Also, as of 2016 report, estimated government costs for hurricane damages are $28 billion a year. Florida contributes to 55% of that, and Texas and Louisiana add 13% and 9%, respectively.
U.S. hurricanes form in the Gulf and the Caribbean areas, and unfortunately living in Florida comes at a cost because Florida is within the hurricane track.
Many hope that they would not deal with such disaster but it still pays a little to be prepared for the worst to come. Preparation is the key to survive a natural disaster, which is why hurricane-zone homeowners must maintain vigilance and must always be on high alert, especially for daily weather reports.
Preparation like protecting the vital parts of your house; it may cost extra, but all is worth for every penny.
- First and foremost, have a hurricane-proof roof. A hurricane’s strong winds can pull buildings apart starting with the roof, the weakest part of the house. New construction approaches like the fastening system is a must for every house. Several concepts like tie-downs to lateral anchors, hold-downs to embedded connectors, and continuous load path (roof tie-down) systems have been implemented and built by most hurricane-zone homeowners.
- Next, secure doors and windows. Safeguard the entrance and exit of your house. High winds and flying debris can have devastating impacts. Installing shatter-proof, wind-resistant windows and hurricane-proof doors help a lot, which may cost some extra dollars if high-grade quality product models are installed.
- Finally, upgrade garage doors. According to studies, “80 percent of residential hurricane damage starts with wind entry through garage doors.” Most homeowners upgrade their garage doors by installing hurricane-proof garage doors that are made of steel with add-on reinforcement posts to withstand forces and have a strong foundation to prevent giving in and collapsing.
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