Here at Castle, we like to focus on the positive. If your home is already equipped with our impact windows, doors, or storm shutters, or if you follow this blog regularly, you know the many benefits of installing our quality products. However, there are some serious pitfalls if your home is unprotected, and these should not be ignored.
While a hurricane itself is bad enough, the aftermath can be nearly just as daunting. So many dangers are present, theft being one of them. A broken window only makes it easier for an intruder to enter. Storm shutters and impact windows however, are an excellent deterrent. Don’t let your house be the easy entry burglars are looking for.
During a hurricane, a broken window can mean more than just glass and water on the floor. It can mean the destruction of your roof. The intense wind gusts that occur during a major storm can cause a burst of air pressure from the interior of a house, causing the roof to rupture from the inside out. Protect your roof by protecting your windows.
Increased Injury Risk
A broken dish is a pain to clean up and an injury waiting to happen. Now just imagine a house full of shattered windows. Not only would the clean-up be tedious, but dangerous as well. With impact windows, this risk can be avoided. Not only are Castle impact windows designed to withstand hurricane-force winds and flying debris, they are shatter-proof.
The Problem with Plywood
Though it’s common to see plywood covering the windows and doors of homes when a hurricane is on the way, it really isn’t a wise choice for many reasons. First, in order for plywood to be an effective means of protection, it must be installed with specific hardware and according to a prescribed method of detailed instructions. Most homeowners using plywood do not have the means or the knowledge to install plywood shutters effectively, and can even damage their homes in the process of trying to protect it. Secondly, the plywood will get wet, most likely causing it to warp and making it unusable when another storm arises. Thirdly, why waste money on a product that will not be as effective in protecting your home and can only be used once?
Save yourself stress, time, and money… contact us for a free estimate today.