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Impact Windows West Palm Beach | 3 Things You Need to Know About Impact Windows

No matter how intelligent the world has become, we can’t fight nature and the only way to survive is to strategize and find means to protect ourselves. If you live in West Palm Beach you know that hurricanes are pretty common, and they can be pretty disastrous too. How should you protect yourself aside from[...]

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Hurricane Doors Fl | Preparing for a Hurricane

Florida is one of the most notorious places to live when it comes to hurricanes. Here are 3 ways to stay safe next season. Sandbags   Sandbags can be one of the best ways to prevent flooding inside the home. Having a thick wall around the openings of your house can reduce the amount of[...]

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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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2018 Hurricane Predictions

Did you know that the 2018 hurricane season has been predicted to be an above average season?  Many experts are expecting to see a season similar to 2017, which was also above average, with three major hurricanes making landfall in the US alone. In fact, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted the[...]

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Post-Hurricane Action List

You worked hard getting ready for the hurricane.  You stocked up on supplies, deployed your hurricane shutters, even made sure you had extra batteries for your flashlights.  But now that the hurricane is over, what do you do next? We’ve put together a list of what you should do, and a few things you shouldn’t[...]

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Why Impact Windows are the Best: A Quick Tutorial on Impact Protection

Are impact windows marketing hype? Some people would like to think so, perhaps because they don’t know much about hurricane windows or they’ve been duped by fake vendors. Here are 5 facts on impact windows. Understanding will help you make an intelligent decision if impact windows are the best and most practical choice for your[...]

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How To Prepare Your Home For A Hurricane

Though we all hope for the best during a storm, it’s wise to be proactive in protecting your home. Take these steps to prevent expensive damage to your property and, more importantly, ensure the safety of those you care about. Secure the Roof The greatest potential damage to your home can come through the roof.[...]

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What NOT to do During a Hurricane

If you’re a frequent reader of our blog, then you’re well aware of the value of being prepared for a hurricane. We’ve covered many aspects of hurricane preparedness, but one important topic that often goes neglected is what mistakes you should avoid during hurricane preparation and during the storm itself. Below we’ve compiled a few[...]

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Homeowner’s Insurance-Make Sure You’re Covered In The Storm

Florida residents know the importance of having homeowners insurance. Even though we’ve been on a winning streak the past several hurricane seasons, experts predict 2017 to be a year of heavy storms. What a lot of residents may not be fully be aware of is what exactly their homeowners insurance does and doesn’t cover. Below[...]

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How to Stock Up For Hurricane Season

Though Florida’s weather has been relatively calm over the past several years, 2017’s hurricane season is predicted to break that habit. Experts say that this year is likely to see an unusual amount of storm activity. Don’t be caught off guard! An imminent storm is bad enough on its own without having to rush to[...]

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Hurricane Preparedness – Be Ready

Two keys to weather safety are to prepare for the risks and to act on those preparations when alerted by emergency officials. These are essential pieces to the Weather-Ready Nation. Refer to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Ready.gov/hurricanes for comprehensive information on hurricane preparedness at home and in your community. Some highlights on how[...]

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