Most popular hurricane protection solutions are not compatible with historic homes in Florida. Providing mitigation for historic homes is incredibly important because of their historical value and the reality that they simply cannot be replaced if the structure fails during a hurricane. Hurricane fabric provides the perfect solution for owners of historic homes and other structures.
Hurricane Fabric: Protecting Priceless Homes
The use of hurricane fabric provides one of the strongest available barriers to wind, water intrusion, and airborne objects during storms. The best hurricane fabric meets the Miami-Dade County testing standards. Historic preservation laws and standards are designed to maintain the appearance of these buildings, and hurricane fabric complies with these standards.
How Hurricane Fabric Panels Work
This form of hurricane protection is only deployed at the approach of a storm. It is then removed after the threat has passed. The visual integrity of the building is not compromised because the hurricane fabric is removed. The specific type of anchor remains that does not impede the historic design of the structure. The primary reason that structures fail during hurricanes is that wind or flying objects breach the envelope of the building. Hurricane fabric remains the best hurricane protection solution for historic homes.
Choose West Shore Construction to Protect Your Historic Home from Hurricanes
If you own a historic home in Florida cities such as Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Bradenton, Sarasota, or Fort Myers, consider hurricane fabric to protect your building. Be sure to hire a Florida State Certified contractor to do the installation of hurricane fabric. Also, check local zoning requirements for historic preservation.
To schedule a consultation with a contractor about hurricane protection for historic homes in Florida, call West Shore Construction today at (727) 488-8182 or contact us online. We will make sure that your historic home or building is safe when storms roll through and threaten to damage your property.