Hurricane season officially begins on June 1st—and by planning ahead with stress-free solutions, you can be ready for whatever the weather brings your way! Just read on as we share a few of our top tips.
Switch out your windows
If you’ve been considering upgrading your windows to more modern, high-impact models, now is a great time to do it! With hurricane season on its way, you will be able to enjoy protection from the elements as well as the style and energy benefits that come with your new windows.
Pick up storm protection products
Another go-to option for storm protection is, of course, products such as garage door braces, storm panels and shutters. Sorting out these essentials now (by taking inventory of what you have, and what you still need) can help you enjoy a much smoother process should you have to prepare for any upcoming storms. Not sure about the best way to protect your home? Call White Aluminum & Windows and we’ll walk you through it!
Clean your storage space
If there is a storm coming up, you’ll want to store outdoor items like your grill, pool toys, and patio furniture somewhere safe. Now is a great time to make room in a potential storage space, such as your garage or acrylic or vinyl room, so that you can easily move items indoors in the event of a hurricane.
Draft a backup plan
Sometimes, hurricanes call for us to leave the area and ride out the storm somewhere safer. You may not need to leave your home at all, of course! But just in case, take some time today to draft out a backup plan. Where will you go and what will you bring? Keeping a handy list of must-have items such as medications and pet essentials can be helpful.
Speaking of essentials, the best time to stock up on storm essentials is before you even hear about a storm—ideally, you want to have your go-to items on hand so that there’s no rushing around for food, water and other items later on. Basic items include dry food, plenty of water, first-aid kits, batteries and flashlights, pet supplies and more. The National Hurricane Center has a great list of essentials to keep in mind as you stock up. By the time you’ve picked up your items and set them aside, you’ll be able to relax and unwind knowing that you are fully prepared for the season ahead!
We hope that these tips help you head into hurricane season with peace of mind. Be sure to give White Aluminum & Windows a call to learn more about our storm protection products and other smart solutions for your home!