Hurricane Irma left behind 32 deaths in three states as of last count with the government already spending $250 million initially on recovery efforts. Irma came on the heels of another hurricane, Hurricane Harvey, which struck parts of Texas and caused damages worth over $100 billion.
With the recent devastation from Hurricane Irma and the media attention it generated because of its intensity and amount of damage it has caused, there are many who are confused about why the prediction failed to be accurate. Is weather prediction an old school skill no longer valid today?
There are many benefits from having storm windows installed. When a hurricane is approaching your area, it is vital to make sure that your house will be able to withstand the impact of the storm. Conventional windows can easily be broken by the high winds and heavy rains that are associated with these storms. This […]
Coping with hurricane anxiety can be a tremendous burden. Hurricane Sandy was in 2012, yet people still remember and feel emotionally traumatized by the force of that devastating storm. After all, 147 lives were lost and approximately 60 million affected according to The New York Times. Although most of those affected have been able to […]
Here are some great Tips to Increase your Home’s Value! Increasing the value of your home can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars, or even more. The amount of money you spend to make these improvements is completely up to you, as the homeowner. You can start by having a […]
Hurricane-prone areas like Florida attracted almost 113 million visitors in 2016. Florida remains a top destination even though surveys reveal that many travelers are concerned about safety and security. On top of that, their family and friends also tend to voice their concerns. Here’s what you can do to ease these fears. Hurricane Policies Many […]
Did you know there are four main reasons why window and door glass breaks? Glass breaks because of impact, stress, spontaneous breakage, or edge damage. Ordinarily, glass will break from impact and cause shards to fly regardless of type of glass. Impact breakage is very dangerous because it happens suddenly and the shards can fly […]
Energy efficiency is a modern term that refers to anything that can reduce your consumption of power and ease the cost of your cooling and heating system. According to the US Energy Information Administration, there are distinct differences between being able to conserve energy and being energy efficient. Being able to conserve energy refers to […]
Preparing for Hurricane Season 2017! May 15 is the official start of the hurricane season in the northeast Pacific Ocean while for the Atlantic Ocean, it will start on the first day of June. That’s not far off. The season will end on the last day of November for both regions. You may have started […]
Here are some of the top reasons to install hurricane windows in your home. If you are a homeowner in an area that is prone to tropical storms or hurricane damage, you need to do everything possible to protect your home from the threat of damage from high winds and flying debris. One of the […]