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Hurricane Preparation and Boarding Your Windows in Wilton Manors

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

Boarding your windows can prevent further interior damage

If you are familiar with hurricanes, you know this kind of stormy weather includes heavy winds, a lot of water, and the potential to be extremely dangerous. SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North wants to remind you that there are many ways to prepare for a hurricane, including finding a secondary shelter for safety, making sure you have plenty of bottled water and non-perishable foods, extra clothing and hygiene products, etc. If you have time before facing a hurricane it is important to try and board up your windows and all other glass areas throughout your house.

Heavy winds can send objects flying, which can result in your windows, skylights, and sliding glass doors to be blown out – if this happens, plan on dealing with broken glass spread throughout your home as well as the water that gets in as a result of the storm damage.

When preparing, make sure you measure out the correct amount of wood you will need to cover all glass areas. One tip (if time permits) is to paint the wood with an exterior primer and paint to prevent moisture damage. Secure the wood with galvanized screws and make sure your safety plan is in place. Hurricanes frequent Fort Lauderdale, and SERVPRO wants you to stay as safe as possible. In the event that a hurricane does create some disaster, know that you can count on our services, especially if you have storm damage inside your home.

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