Hurricane season is a really scary time to be living on the coast. It’s the combination of water and strong winds that makes hurricanes very dangerous. You’ve likely seen your fair share of photos and videos of houses destroyed by hurricanes on the news. But it doesn’t have to be all calamity. If you live in a hurricane zone, or plan to build a home in one, you don’t have to accept costly damage repair as part of your fate. One of humanity’s greatest strengths is the ability to adapt and we have developed great hurricane-resistant home design techniques to help homeowners minimize storm damage.
Now do keep in mind that these tips are not guaranteed to stop all incoming damage from a hurricane. Regardless of how foundationally sound your home may be, a hurricane is going to be a powerful mess and flying objects coming at your house are out of your control. Although it is difficult to hurricane-proof your home entirely, there are ways to limit the damage and keep as much of your house protected as possible. Consider them to protect your investment and especially if you’ve caught wind of storm seasons up ahead.