Hurricane Preparedness

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Hurricane Shutters Then and Now

As times changes, technology and products also change and improve. Hurricane shutters are no exception. Perhaps the most old-fashioned and do-it-yourself shutters are just good ol’ plywood. Many homes still use plywood shutters when facing a storm. The cons of using plywood shutters are that you have to cut them yourself to fit your window […]

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Recovering from Florence

While North Carolina moves from emergency response mode to recovery mode, residents still need to be careful in areas that were hit by the storm’s fierce rain and wind. “Florence is gone but the storm’s devastation is still with us,” said North Carolina Governor Cooper, in a prepared statement. In all, 35 lives were lost […]

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Recently Retired Storm Names

The World Meteorological Organization decides the names of hurricanes and tropical storms. According to Wikipedia, there are six alphabetic lists of names. One list is used each year, which usually means each name gets reused every six years. In 1955, the United States Weather Bureau started retiring storm names of significant hurricanes. On average, one […]

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Commonly Asked Questions about Hurricane Shutters

Castle Impact Windows has been in business since 1969. With almost 50 years experience, we are pretty confident that we can say we have heard every possible question when it comes to protecting your home from the next hurricane. With all the questions we have answered over the years, we have taken the most common […]

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Hurricane Irma: One Year Later

It has been more than one year since Hurricane Irma, a Category 4 storm, hit the Florida Keys and Florida’s west coast. As of Aug. 1, almost $3 billion in low-interest United States Small Business Administration disaster loans, National Flood Insurance Program payments, and FEMA disaster assistance has been dispersed to Florida for recovery and […]

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5 Costliest Hurricanes

We’ve all heard stories and seen the aftermath of a powerful hurricane on TV, or maybe you’ve even experienced one yourself. Although we are fortunate to usually have several days warning that a vicious storm may be approaching, being truly prepared for the aftermath of a powerful hurricane like the Top 5 Costliest Hurricanes is […]

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Don’t Forget Perimeter Protection this Hurricane Season

We are in the heart of hurricane season and storms are starting to pop up.  When preparing your home for potential storms headed this way, it’s important to not forget about your property. Don’t wait until a storm is fast approaching to make sure your yard is storm ready. First, walk around your property and […]

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Impact Windows vs. Hurricane Shutters

Beaches and sunshine are probably the first things you think about when you hear Florida. But along with the beautiful weather we experience down here comes hurricane season. As homeowners in Florida, we have two options when it comes to protecting our windows and doors during hurricane season – hurricane shutters and impact windows. Hurricane […]

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How to Prepare for a Hurricane

Every hurricane season, we all witness the catastrophic affects that hurricanes can cause. Many people mistakenly believe that hurricanes are just a threat to coastal communities, but the truth is that high winds, heavy rainfall, flooding, and even tornadoes can have devastating impacts many miles inland. This is why everyone should take action now to […]

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During a Hurricane

When you first hear there is a hurricane heading your way, do you get a little anxious?   We understand!  We hear that a lot and it is actually very normal, especially if you have been through a rough storm in the past. For that reason, we have put together some tips to help your family […]

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