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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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List of Names for 2017 Hurricane Season

NAMES OF U.S. HURRICANES: ATLANTIC BASIN AND EASTERN NORTH-PACIFIC Tropical storms have been named for 2017, so here is the list of hurricane names for the Atlantic Basin (Miami hurricanes) and Eastern North-Pacific (California hurricanes). Is your name listed? HOW ARE HURRICANES NAMED? Native Americans called these storms Hurakons, after “a great spirit who commanded the east wind.” Spanish […]

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Why You Should Replace Your Old Door

Hurricane season is from June 1- November 30. During a hurricane, winds can enter the home through broken windows and doors. The increased pressure that is caused inside the home by this happening can cause the roof to lift off and push out the structure of the home. Having older doors replaced with doors that […]

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Why You Should Consider Installing Impact Windows in Your Home

Impact windows are important if you live in an area that is typically hit with hurricanes or tropical storms. The windows will make your home stronger against high winds, water damage and storm debris. Having impact windows may also save you money in insurance costs and also energy costs. If you are building a new […]

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Increasing Your Property Value with Impact Window Installation

Hurricane season in the Atlantic region is six months long, starting on June 1 and ending November 30. While it is known when hurricane season will occur, there is no way for meteorologists to determine what the upcoming hurricane season will be like. The number of storms and the intensity of the storms are unpredictable […]

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Everything You Need (& Want) To Know About Bay Windows

The bay window is a 3-opening window that protrudes outward and dates as far back as the Gothic era or around the 16th century. It evolved from the Romanesque architecture and contrary to popular opinion, gothic does not refer to dark or haunted. The original purpose for Gothic architecture was to “bring in the sunshine.” […]

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4 Awesome Tips on Garden Windows For 2017

Garden windows can immensely enhance your kitchen, bathroom, or any other room where you want to have more flowers, small plants, or herbs. Done properly, these windows become a one-time investment with great ROI potential especially nowadays with the growing thrust for organic and all-natural produce. Some of the advantages of having a garden window […]

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Home Improvement Projects That Can Save You Money

For most of us, when we hear the term “Home Improvement” we immediately think in dollar signs. As a result, regular home updates can easily fall by the wayside for those on a budget. But this doesn’t have to be the case. What if “Home Improvement” could mean saving instead of spending? See the tips […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Colonial Shutters for Your Home

It’s not an uncommon site to see shutters flanking the windows of American homes. You and your neighbors may even have them, a fixed decoration nailed to the outer walls of your house. But these window treatments could be more than just decor. Working colonial shutters could be saving you money and protecting your home. […]

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Security Risks After A Hurricane

According to the CDC, there are several critical risks after a hurricane. In fact, after Hurricane Matthew, many homes and lives were lost because of the extreme vulnerabilities each and every family and business faces. Often, desperation leads regular people to do things they would never consider doing such as looting, taking possession of another […]

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