This time of year is a good time for homeowners living in areas of the country prone to severe weather to consider addressing their preparedness for the "next big one." Especially in the event of hurricanes (but not limited to them).
To help in this area, we've prepared a document called "Protecting your family and home from violent weather with Hurricane Windows and Doors." Obviously, being a manufacturer that makes "impact" windows and doors, we designed this piece to stress the importance of installing hurricane-strength windows and doors that can withstand the tremendous dangers of strong winds and flying debris.
This document addresses much more, however. For example, it includes a checklist of actions to take and items to have in place as part of a plan to be better prepared. It also includes ASCE wind zone maps that show the areas most affected by hurricanes and the level of protection required for that area by the International Building Code. And, it addresses different types of protection -- from plywood to impact windows -- to keep wind and debris from entering homes and causing serious injury or death and damaging or destroying homes.
To view or download a PDF of this literature, visit http://www.gorell.com/pages/hurricane_windows.htm