In certain areas of the country, hurricanes pose a serious threat to homes and communities. While we cannot protect against all damage, the proper use of hurricane shutters can help minimize damage to your property.
By protecting your windows, you can help prevent additional problems such as interior water and wind damage, as well as pressure on interior walls and upward pressure on the roof, which can cause serious damage to your home.
Because of the devastation caused by hurricanes, many communities along our coastlines have taken measures to lessen the loss of life and property damage in the future. If you live in one of these areas, hurricane shutters may have been included with your Lennar home purchase. If they were not, you can purchase hurricane shutters, but make sure you check with your Homeowners' Association to verify that they meet your community requirements first.
Make sure that your hurricane shutters, complete with all of the necessary parts, are in an easily accessible location at all times, in case a storm should approach rapidly.
Although hurricane shutters are an important part of an overall protection plan, you should check with your local Red Cross, television station, or other hurricane preparedness resource to ensure that you have all of the other supplies needed to be well prepared ahead of time.
It is a good idea for you to do a practice drill at least once to ensure that you have all materials necessary and that you know how to install your shutters properly.
If severe weather approaches and your local emergency management group recommends that you prepare for a hurricane, you will need to install your hurricane shutters as quickly as possible.