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Hurricane preparation and boarding your windows in Pensacola

8/31/2019 (Permalink)

Boarding your windows can prevent further interior damage.

If you are familiar with hurricanes, you know that these storms include heavy winds, lots of water and the potential to be extremely dangerous. SERVPRO of North Pensacola wants to remind you that there are many ways to prepare for a hurricane, including finding a secondary shelter for safety, making sure you have plenty of bottled water and non-perishable foods, extra clothing and hygiene products, etc. If you have time before one hits, one of the more important things you should try to do is board up your windows and all other glass areas of your house!

Heavy winds can send objects flying, which can result in your windows, skylights, and sliding glass doors being blown out – and you will definitely have broken glass spread throughout your home as well as the water that gets in as a result of that. Make sure you measure out the correct amount of wood you will need to cover all glass areas. One tip that most people forget about is to paint the wood with an exterior primer and paint to prevent moisture damage. Secure the wood with galvanized screws and make sure your safety plan is in place. Hurricane Dorian is on its way and SERVPRO of North Pensacola wants you to stay as safe as possible, but do not hesitate to call us if our services are needed, especially if you have storm damage inside your home!

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