Hurricane Protection

The Ultimate Guide to Hurricane Shutters

Hurricane shutters are an essential component of any home or building in areas prone to high winds and severe weather. These shutters provide protection from flying debris and high winds, keeping your home and family safe during a storm. In this guide, we will discuss the different types of hurricane shutters, their benefits, and how [...]

By |2023-01-28T17:36:34-05:00January 28th, 2023|Hurricane Protection|

5 Things To Consider When Building A Hurricane Proof Home

Hurricanes are devastating weather disasters threatening coastal communities worldwide — and they’re only getting more frequent and severe. It’s unpleasant to think about, but homeowners in vulnerable areas must prepare themselves for the worst. Here are five things to consider when building a hurricane-proof home. 1. Choose the Construction Materials Wisely Wooden houses might be [...]

By |2022-08-23T15:25:35-04:00August 23rd, 2022|Hurricane Protection|

The Best Types of Hurricane Protection

Florida residents know that impact from a tropical storm is inevitable. Therefore, a question at West Shore Construction gets asked most often: "What are the best types of hurricane protection?" Whereas many would like a definitive answer, there is no absolute best choice. Surprisingly, this is a good thing because this creates room for personal [...]

By |2022-08-14T19:28:50-04:00August 8th, 2022|Hurricane Protection|

How to Make Your House Hurricane-Resistant

Florida, the land of sunshine, is also the land of hurricanes. In fact, one can hardly think of relocating or living along the Gulf Coast, the Atlantic or the interior of the state without considering the impact storm season will have on such a choice. Homes in the Clearwater, Tampa, Sarasota areas are not automatically [...]

By |2022-06-14T15:33:13-04:00June 17th, 2022|Hurricane Protection|

Hurricane Season: Prepare and Protect Your Home Beforehand

Whether you have purchased your Florida dream home or one that needs some work to become the home of your dreams, hurricane preparation should be one of your primary considerations. Assessing your present home for hurricane readiness is important and you may want to consider working with professionals.   Timing is Everything Florida’s hurricane season [...]

Impact Front Doors Rated for Hurricane Protection

Living on the Gulf Coast of Florida in areas like Clearwater, Sarasota, Bradenton, and Venice means that hurricanes are an expectation. Even in Tampa, replacing current windows with hurricane windows is often the first move toward protection. A more budget-friendly move might be installing accordion shutters for the windows. But what about the front door [...]

By |2022-05-20T16:59:58-04:00May 23rd, 2022|Hurricane Protection|

5 Great Alternatives For Plywood This Hurricane Season

Boarding up your windows is quite common, but many are starting to seek alternatives for plywood. This is understandable considering boarding up your windows isn't the most convenient process. Not to mention it doesn't look that great. Below we'll explain why you should be looking into alternatives for plywood, and 5 great examples of products [...]

By |2022-05-16T16:35:05-04:00May 16th, 2022|Hurricane Protection|

Fabric Storm Panels: The Best Hurricane Protection For Your Home

A really common question circling around is whether or not fabric storm panels actually work. This is ironic considering hurricane fabric will outperform extremely durable materials, such as aluminum. We get it though, it's hard to imagine something like fabric could really protect your home. But hopefully, some of this powerful information will change your [...]

By |2022-04-27T09:36:31-04:00April 26th, 2022|Hurricane Fabric|

Is Hurricane Protection Ugly?

It's a common misconception that hurricane protection is bulky and will not complement your home's aesthetic appearance. While this can be true in some situations, more than likely you went with the wrong type, color, or brand or company for guidance. When you pick just the right kind of storm protection, it can actually enhance [...]

By |2022-03-25T12:36:42-04:00March 25th, 2022|Hurricane Protection|

Just In Case: Hurricane Safety for Homeowners

Hurricanes are an inevitable part of life in Florida but, with climate change increasing their frequency, it’s more important than ever to update yourself with the latest information. To stay protected, you’ll need to plan ahead, set up contingencies, and equip yourself before the winds pick up. Planning Knowing exactly how to react when the [...]

By |2022-05-19T12:52:50-04:00March 7th, 2022|Hurricane Protection|
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