Getting Your Home Hurricane Ready In Winter Months
Florida homeowners may think it is crazy to start preparing for hurricane season right now. With the winter months approaching, storms and hurricanes are likely the last thing on the minds of South Florida residents. However, the winter months are actually the best time of year to do the major house work required to prepare your home for next year’s hurricane season.
First of all, hurricane preparation tools and equipment can be expensive, but purchasing them now is actually a great way to save. We recommend taking advantage of the winter months to purchase things like:
- Hurricane shutters
- Surge protection
- Extra plywood
In addition, this is a great season to check for cracks in the foundation of your home. Walk around the perimeter and assess the concrete for any type of stress. Finally, we also recommend using this storm downtime to review your current insurance policy. Things like flood insurance are likely not covered under your homeowners insurance plan.
Being proactive in the during the winter months is the best way to ensure that your home is ready for hurricane season next year. In addition, there is no better way to save than taking advantage of this cost-effective storm plan. Scrambling last minute to prepare for hurricane season is a recipe for disaster. Do the work now, save money, and rest easy during 2019’s hurricane season!