During a hurricane, it’s essential your family is safe and your home is secure. At West Shore construction we want to offer you this safety and security in the most comfortable way possible. That’s why we’re supplying you with polycarbonate panels for hurricane protection.
These panels are lightweight, see-through, durable, and an excellent alternative to plywood.
Polycarbonate Panels Are Virtually Indestructible
One of the reasons this material is great for hurricane protection is its strength. High wind speeds during a storm can send branches and other debris flying at very high speeds.
Polycarbonate panels are a highly flexible material that “bend” to absorb the impact of any flying branches or other objects. But despite flexibility, this material is extremely strong, two hundred times stronger than glass. Its flexibility is part of what makes it so strong.
What Makes Polycarbonate Panels So Strong?
What exactly are polycarbonate panels? In simple terms, they’re plastic that’s undergone a chemical reaction.
The result of this chemical reaction is a material with an incredibly strong chemical structure. In turn, you have a product you can confidently secure your home with.
You can click here for a more in-depth explanation of what makes polycarbonate materials so strong.
Combat Heat Damage With A Thermoplastic Material
The sun can damage our skin, bleach furniture, and wear down hurricane protection. That’s not the case with this material though. These thermoplastic panels respond very well to extreme temperatures.
We don’t have to deal with cold temperatures too often. But during the summer the heat can be suffocating. These hot temperatures won’t negatively impact your polycarbonate panels.
The thermoplastic material allows the panels to heat to their melting point, cool back down, and then reheat again without damage. Which makes them a great option for hurricane protection that will combat the Florida heat.
Polycarbonate Panels Are Transparent
If the power goes out during a storm, certain forms of hurricane protection leave you in the dark. However, polycarbonate panels are transparent so natural light can still enter the space.
Plus you’re able to look outside without putting yourself in danger to check on the severity of the storm. So you won’t be left in the dark physically, or mentally, unaware of the status of the storm.
Easily To Install, Move, And Store
Polycarbonate material is a lightweight material, which makes it easier to work with. So when you’re setting up your hurricane protection prior to a storm, or storing it afterward, you won’t need to do any heavy lifting.
Preparing for a storm and recovering from a storm can be stressful. The last thing you want is to lug around heavy materials and risk injuries. Polycarbonate panels allow for easier installation, and storage, making them an excellent option for hurricane protection.
Receive Potential Insurance Discounts
When you install hurricane protection you’re preventing potentially expensive storm damage. Your insurance company may offer you discounts on insurance premiums. Not only are you securing your home and keeping your family safe, but you may also save money.
Hurricane Preparation Tips
If you’re considering installing hurricane protection you’re already taking a step in the right direction to secure your home. But there’s a lot to do to prepare for a severe hurricane. Here are some tips on how to best prepare when you hear the news of an incoming hurricane,
- Stock up on nonperishable and easy to prepare foods, such as canned goods
- Have a gallon of water per day per person
- Remove all items from outside that could become flying debris like furniture and children’s toys
- Store important documents up high in case of flooding
- Buy a first aid kit if you don’t have one
- Charge all devices
- Obtain extra batteries for flashlights and other supplies
- Manual can opener!
- Make an evacuation plan
It may also be a good idea to buy some board games or card games. Making the most out of a sticky situation is sometimes the best you can do, and having some games can uplift you and the family. Plus, you won’t be bored waiting out the storm.
Polycarbonate Panels For Hurricane Protection
There are many forms of hurricane protection available. If you’re looking for something strong, lightweight, see-through, virtually indestructible, and can survive the Florida heat, polycarbonate panels may be what you’re looking for.
For any questions you have or more information, you can contact us online or give us a call at 727-488-8182. Confidently secure your home and protect your family by installing polycarbonate panels for hurricane protection.