What happens when your home’s windows are smashed to smithereens by the powerful winds of a hurricane? Water leaks in, and unless you have more than one set of replacement windows, you’re stuck waiting for them to be delivered. Plus, your home is exposed to the elements until the window replacement can be carried out. If you want to protect your home from hurricanes and strong storms, consider adding 3M security window film onto your existing windows instead of replacing them with new ones.
Carolina Solar Security values the safety of our community here in North Carolina. Our team understands that informed preparation leads to solutions. It should come as no surprise that North Carolina has Extreme Storms and Hurricanes that put our community in at risk.
Our top tips on making your home safer in a hurricane
First and foremost, you should make sure you have hurricanes on your radar this hurricane season. If you know when one is coming, you have time to identify proper shelter, gather some essentials, and establish an evacuation plan if necessary.
Still, one of the best ways to stay ready for bad weather is to install security film before there is a threat. Staying safe during hurricane season is all about preparedness. You need to prepare your windows for the inevitable storm by using Hurricane Security Window Films by 3M. This will prevent water damage and keep windows from breaking, which could be a serious safety issue.
Why install hurricane safety film
Hurricanes are powerful, but your windows don’t have to be weak points in your storm-safety plan. Hurricane security film can protect your glass from the force of a hurricane by stopping projectile glass shards and slowing water leaks and damage.
A 3M Certified Installation Professionals, like those at Carolina Solar Security, will help you find a hurricane safety film solution that fits your needs, property, and budget. We can also provide guidance on where hurricane safety window film will offer protection, and explain why it’s often part of a broader hurricane preparation plan.
The ways hurricane safety film helps you stay safe
The high winds of a hurricane can easily send projectiles that break your windows. The right window film will hold those glass shards together, which means glass will not be flying through your home at dangerous speeds.
It’s not just wind, either; the water from hurricanes is dangerous. It could contain chemicals from pollution and dirt from erosion. This water could also damage your electronics, leaving you at risk for electrical fires down the line.
These can damage your property in ways you never thought possible, but you can do something about it. Hurricane security window film is a protective barrier that is applied to your windows so they’ll be safe during storms. It prevents water damage and other hazards caused by hurricanes, strong storms, and flying debris.
Carolina Solar Security’s Quick Hurricane Safety Guide
We realize that was a lot of content to reach through, so we prepared a quick guide for you below. Our guide will help you prepare for a storm and stay safe with essential tips. Read on to stay ready, and contact us if you’re ready to increase your home’s resilience in storms.
Hurricane Precaution Pre-Planning Action List:
- Install hurricane safety window film that will keep windows from shattering.
- Make sure all forms of transportation has an adequate amount of gas
- Plan for an emergency evacuation course
- Use media outlets as a form of live updates of the storm
Hurricane Precaution Pre-Planning Supply List
A well-stocked and secured home is crucial during severe weather. A family’s supply list should focus on:
- Nourishment: Water, Non-perishable food
- Energy: Gasoline, Batteries, Generator
- Safety: Flashlights, First-aid kit, Rope, Medicine
- Cleanliness: Toilet paper, Sanitizer
The Arrival of the Storm: Safety Tips
- Track the storm location using a form of social media or media outlets
- Find shelter in a basement, closet or bathroom (anywhere away from windows)
- Stand away from windows
- Save battery life of all technological items
We hope this article has helped you gather pertinent information regarding your and your family’s safety during this Hurricane Season.
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