Hurricane storms are scary and if you’re stuck in your home during one, you don’t know what can happen. As long as the home remains intact, you’re okay. But if a window breaks? What should you do? Once the winds breach the window, or more than one window, the winds can enter the house along with the rain. The pressure can build and things can start flying. There can be a lot of damage and your family is in danger. This is a huge reason to consider hurricane windows in St Petersburg, FL. But if you face a hurricane without hurricane windows, and one breaks, what should you do? Here are some tips:
Tip 1: Move
If you’re in a room of the house that has windows and you see a window break nearby or hear one break in another room, move to a part of your house without windows. If one window breaks, it’s possible that others will to. If you have a basement or an inner room without windows (like maybe a bathroom or closet) go to that space to wait the storm out so you are safe in case more windows burst.
Tip 2: A Quick Fix
If there’s a break in the storm, like through the eye, you might want to make some quick fixes to any window so your house can stand up against the rest of the storm. Keep boards in the house and board up the broken window so no more winds, rain, or debris can get through when the storm picks up again.
Tip 3: Seal The Room Off
IF the window in a bedroom breaks, close the door to that room so that the winds don’t get through as badly to other parts of the house and with any luck, you can maintain damage to just that space instead of other areas of the home.
Tip 4: Pick Up Glass
If it’s safe to do so, again maybe in the eye of the storm before the winds pick up again, try to sweep up as much of the glass as you can. Having debris flying around is dangerous enough but debris mixed with glass can be even worse.
Before you find yourself facing another hurricane threat, like that of the recent Dorian, contact Clearwater Window & Door Inc about hurricane windows in St Petersburg, FL. You can have those windows installed so your home doesn’t have the worry of broken windows during the next storm. You will enjoy higher energy efficiency levels between storms and a lot more safety and security during and between storms as well. Call us to get started on the project at (727) 559-7007 and we’ll help you figure out the best fit for your home. You can also come see hurricane windows in our showroom at 2025 Gulf to Bay Blvd Clearwater, FL 33765. We have lovely choices that don’t look out of place, or really any different from other windows!