Protecting Your Home & Patio From High Winds

Protecting Your Home & Patio From High Winds

When a storm arrives, whether it’s a hurricane or a cold snap, high winds are something you need to take very seriously. If you don’t, your home and patio will suffer severe wind damage. Once the heavy wind starts blowing, you’ll find patio furniture scattered about, your home’s roof damaged, and much more. Rather than hope all goes well, here are some tips we at Rollac have to help you protect your home and patio from high winds.

Secure Your Outdoor Items

On your patio, you have patio furniture, a grill, potted plants, and other items that could easily get thrown about by high winds. Rather than wait until you’re outside dodging one airborne table or chair after another, take time to secure these items to the ground, or store them in a garage or other area of your home until the winds subside.

Install Window Shutters

Even if you secure your items before a storm, that doesn’t mean everyone else around you has as well. Unfortunately, if you leave your windows unprotected, your neighbor’s items could come shooting through a window like a missile. To protect your windows from getting shattered and your family from being injured or worse, install Rollac rolling shutters or hurricane shutters on the exterior of your home. Tested to withstand strong hurricane-force winds, rolling shutters, and hurricane shutters can easily blend into your home’s architecture, give you the protection you need, and can even be controlled remotely through wall switches, remote controls, or even an app on your phone, ensuring you won’t have to go outside to lower them.

Trim Nearby Trees and Shrubs

Unfortunately, tree limbs and high winds often spell bad news for many homeowners. Prior to an approaching storm, walk around your home and look for any tree branches or bushes that are damaged or dead. If you find any, it’s best to trim or cut these before high winds arrive, since damaged limbs are easily picked up by high wind gusts and sent flying through the air, where they often go through windows or roofs. If the trimming job is too much for you to handle, spend a few dollars to hire a professional. After all, paying to have some limbs trimmed will pale in comparison to having to pay for expensive home repairs.

ZipShades for Wind Protection

For some homeowners who want wind protection for their home or patio, Rollac ZipShades are the perfect solution. Like roller shutters and hurricane shutters, ZipShades are made to withstand high wind gusts, all the while staying taut and strong. But along with this, ZipShades can also give your home and patio protection from UV rays and pesky insects during the summer. Tested to resist wind gusts up to 80 miles per hour, installing ZipShades will be a smart investment for your home in more ways than you ever anticipated.

If It’s Broke, Fix It

While you’ve heard the old saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” plenty of times, that does not apply to situations where your home and patio will feel the brunt of high wind gusts. Instead, if there’s anything around your home’s exterior that is broken, get it fixed as soon as possible. Whether it’s some loose boards on a fence, shingles on your roof or doors that have loose hinges, getting these things fixed should be a top priority.

By taking a few preventive steps along the way and learning how various Rollac products can protect your home and patio from high winds, you’ll gain peace of mind and ensure your property stays safe during the next storm. Contact us today to learn how we can help you prepare your home and patio for high winds.