Keeping Your Home Safe During Storms
The weather is unpredictable, so it is better to be safe than sorry and protect your home before any damages are done by severe weather conditions. Whether it be a tornado, hurricane, or a blizzard, these all have the potential to cause damages to your home if it is not equipped properly.
If your region is prone to hurricanes you will want to have your doors and windows protected. In case of a hailstorm, your roof should be able to withstand the ice. If blizzards are common in your area, you will want to purchase a generator to keep your power running.
If you are planning on having storm doors installed, you can expect to pay anywhere between $100- $900 per door. Don’t think that having storm doors installed means that the style of your house will be vanished. There are some options to choose from to keep our house protected yet modern. Full- view storm doors are transparent that allow complete vision through the entire door. Mid- view doors have some view but have a protective layer around the base. High- view doors have almost no transparency, they have a layer that covers the bottom half of the door.
Storm windows are usually installed on topo of the existing windows to prevent any materials from damaging the glass. You can expect to pay around $3,700 for all the windows in your house. The most popular materials for window framing are aluminum, wood, and vinyl. Aluminum is strong, but it is not a good insulator. Wood is very popular but tends to warp as time goes by. Vinyl is the cheapest option and easy to maintain, but it is the weakest material.
Warner, Felicity. “What It Costs to Keep Your Home Safe During Storms.” Better Homes and Gardens, 30 Aug. 2017, www.bhg.com/home-services/advice/cost/storm-doors-and-windows-costs/