Severe Weather and Your Windows and Doors
No matter where you live in the U.S., you undoubtedly experience some type of bad weather. From snowstorms to hurricanes, we deal with many types of bad weather. And when it does hit, it’s comforting to curl up in your cozy home and wait out the weather knowing your windows and doors are shielding your home from the elements.
Ensure your home is ready with proper planning and protection, giving special attention to your windows and doors and their installation so your home is prepared for bad weather.
Here are a few practical tips:
- Make sure you have a quality installation – A quality installation provides
the intended structural integrity and best water
management during bad weather.
- Consider hurricane impact windows and doors – Hurricane impact windows offer additional
protection to your home from things that might
get tossed about in a storm.
- Inspect seals – Every window
and door has them, but depending on the age and location of your home, it is in
good practice to double check the seals that
help manage water away from your home during severe weather.
- Clear the area around your home – One of the best things you can do to shield your home is being sure that the surrounding area has no debris or low hanging branches that could crash into your windows and doors.