A. Get a Wind Mitigation Evaluation...it will let you know how secure the roof is attached to the home and if needed how to improve it. The certificate will get you an insurance policy discount for years to come, so this service pays for itself in most cases.
B. Get good hurricane shutters. Find ones that are easy to install and to store, but that continue to be strong. Complicated ones will likely not be installed correctly and that wont help.
C. There will be a separate Hurricane deductible on your insurance policy. Keep that amount in a savings account for emergency use only. Find out if you are near a flood area, get flood insurance...it is relatively cheap.
D. Trim or cut any large trees that may fall against the home and damage it.
E. Make sure your exterior doors swing out, so air pressure will not blow them in.
F. If the electric ever goes out.... NEVER run the emergency electric plant or the cooking grill inside the house or the garage. Many people die every year because of the fumes.
Well, I cannot think of anything else. After 23 years in Florida I have only been in 4 hurricanes and none has been closer than 5 miles of my place. I had to replace the shingles and the wood fence, so can't complain. Was this answer helpful? If so please click on the "green thumbs up" or the "best answer".
La Rosa Realty
Good insurance, of course, is a must. And if your property is located in a flood zone, the addition of flood insurance is a very good idea!
Beyond that, either good quality hurricane shutters or approved impact windows and doors will help you sleep a lot more easily at night.
When we purchased our own home in Hollywood years ago, the first thing we did was install hurricane shutters. And they have provided peace of mind on many occasions since.
Please let us know if we can be of assistance in your search for the right property. We would love to work with you!
Vivian & Keith Harmeyer
Ace Realty & Investments
You need to secure yous home with windows/doors/shutters/main roof attachment to the walls, etc up to latested Dade Coundt code for best protection.
As a side benefit, your insurace policy will be cheaper...
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Meir Aloni & Team
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