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How Hurricane Screens Protect Your Home

by Perry Chapman

Living in a coastal community means enduring the trade-off of hurricane season. These massive storms can potentially cause extensive damage, but fortunately, there are measures homeowners can take to help minimize this damage, including hurricane screens. If you live in an area prone to these storms, learn how installing hurricane screens can protect your investment and your family.

Debris Destruction

The power behind hurricanes is the sustained winds they produce. In fact, with a powerful storm, it is not unheard of for a hurricane to produce 100+ mph winds for hours. These powerful storms often mean that everything from lawn furniture to tree branches gets uprooted and tossed around, including right into your windows.

Hurricane screens work as a barrier between this debris and the window glass. Instead of the debris breaking your windows, they bounce off the screen. Protection from debris will result in considerably less damage to your home, which is more than helpful. 

Water Damage

Hurricanes form over warm ocean water, so it is expected that these storms can also produce heavy downpours as they make their way across land. Combine the heavy rains with high winds, and there is an increased threat of water damage, especially through the windows. Interior water damage can do everything from cause damage to your furniture to destroy your floors to cause significant structural damage. 

It is important to note that hurricane screens are not exactly waterproof, but the fact that they help keep the glass underneath their surface intact will also help keep water out. As a result, you have a lower risk of water damage inside your home. 

Intruder Protection

Sadly, in the aftermath of a storm, chaos often takes the stage. While the majority of people are making an effort to put everything back together, there are always bad actors nearby looking to cease on the opportunity to take advantage of people in a time of need. 

A part of the ability for hurricane screens to protect a home so well is that they have to be secured in place. As such, even if someone tried to break into your home in the aftermath of a storm, the screens can help keep the intruder out. Not only do they help protect you from the storm, but they also provide an added layer of security. 

You can bring all these advantages to your home. Speak with a professional installer to learn more about your hurricane screen options.