It’s after June 1st and we’ve officially entered into what’s called Hurricane Season. Mother Nature didn’t waste any time this year, greeting us with ample rain recently as a storm made its way past us in the Gulf, but what does that mean for the rest of the season? If you caught our last blog, you already know that Hurricane Season 2022 is predicted to be an active one, which means that if you’re not already prepared, we advise that you get prepared…and fast. You never know which storm system is going to take a turn and head straight for our sandy shores, and being prepared in advance is what we preach each and every year. So, it’s hurricane season…now what? Here are some of the next steps to take to get ready for what the Atlantic Hurricane Season has in store for us this year.
Inspect Your Hurricane Protection
Many Southwest Florida homes come equipped with some form of hurricane protection. You may have metal panels in the garage or rolldown shutters, hurricane fabric packed away in bags or hurricane-rated Bahama shutters. No matter what you have, it’s important to inspect your hurricane protection to ensure that it’s still in good shape and ready to properly protect you during a storm. Remember, your hurricane protection serves as the first line of defense from flying debris, wind and rain, so maintaining it is key. We always recommend doing this well in advance, but if you haven’t done this yet, here is your cue to dust off your hurricane protection and check its integrity.
Purchase New Hurricane Protection
If you don’t have hurricane protection at all, now is the time to purchase it. You may not be able to locate your hurricane protection or upon further inspection, you’ve decided that your old metal panels aren’t going to cut it anymore. Don’t wait until a storm is on its way to order your hurricane protection. You have many options when it comes to hurricane products, including accordion and rolldown shutters, which are permanently installed on your home. You can also opt for hurricane-rated Bahama shutters, which are already installed on your windows. Our top pick here at Naples Shutter is AstroGuard Hurricane Fabric. AstroGuard isn’t just more affordable than other forms of hurricane protection, it also comes with a host of benefits, including:
- Lightweight and easy to deploy
- Easy to store
- Category 5 wind load tested
- Blocks 99% of wind and rain
- Faster lead times than other forms of hurricane protection
If you want to be confident that your home and family are protected by the very best in the industry, AstroGuard Hurricane Fabric is, and always has been, our go-to hurricane protection solution.
Preparing for a Hurricane
In addition to your hurricane protection, you’ll also want to be sure to get a hurricane preparedness kit together, as well as learn your evacuation route, just in case you’re required to evacuate your home. We know that we sound like a broken record each and every year, but it’s easy to forget just how devastating a storm can be, especially when you’re not prepared. A little planning now will help you immensely later. So, if you’re not yet prepared, now is the time to get started. Begin this process by focusing on your hurricane protection and partnering with a reputable company to help you find the product that will offer you the protection you need when a storm is on its way.