It is no secret that certain parts of America have been ravaged by hurricane after hurricane throughout history. They are devastating weather events that can take everything away from families overnight. Because of this, it is no surprise that at-risk residents want the best protection against hurricanes that they can afford.
However, trying to hurricane-proof an existing home can be a difficult and expensive affair. Your best shot at reinforcing your home against hurricane damage is to do so during construction.
Here are some of the things you should consider when you’re building your home to help it endure hurricanes for years to come.
Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors
Durable, heavy metal doors will do well in resisting the extreme winds produced by a hurricane. Likewise, storm windows fashioned with air-tight seals and double-panes won’t immediately give way to a storm as regular windows would.
Build with the Right Materials
Wood, brick, and paneling are cheap and effective building materials. However, when the winds kick up, and a hurricane approaches, these materials are more likely to tear apart than stay in place.
What you need is sturdy, reliable concrete for your foundation and walls. Not only is concrete built to withstand the wear and tear from the most severe kinds of winds and rain, but it’s also a heavy enough material to stay put.
An excellent alternative to concrete is steel, which won’t wear down from winds or moisture. Because of how quickly steel can dry, the potential for mold and mildew growth is essentially eliminated.
Invest in a High-Impact Roof
With sufficiently high winds, your roof can get torn right off the top of your house, leaving everything inside exposed to the elements. For this reason, you should make sure that your home is outfitted with either a metal roof or another sufficiently weighty material that can withstand 130+ mph winds.
Contact PG Builders for Your Project
PG Builders provides excellent building services for the greater Tampa Bay area. If you have a building project on your hands that needs a professional eye, contact us today to book an appointment.