Can Windows Withstand A Cat 5 Hurricane?
A Category 5 hurricane is the strongest storm possible on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, and it’s the worst-case scenario for both meteorologists and the people and properties in its path. The last time a Category 5 storm made landfall in the Sunshine State was in 1992, when Hurricane Andrew ravaged South Florida and caused billions of dollars in damage.
Weather experts say the state is long overdue for a Category 5 storm, and when it comes, it will likely be disastrous for South Florida. There’s only so much you can do to get ready for winds exceeding 156 miles per hour, and a hurricane that would likely devastate our state’s power grid and infrastructure.
Make Your Preparations
Of course, one way to prepare for any potential damage is hurricane windows. Can they really protect you from an enormous storm, though? The answer is yes.
Invest in High-Quality
The mistake many people make is not investing in high-quality hurricane windows and doors. If you try to cut corners, you’ll end up with windows and doors unable to provide any protection for your home. However, if you do your research and find a licensed and insured installer, you can find windows, doors and shutters able to withstand Category 5 winds.
Look for windows and doors that are energy-efficient and cost-effective. Additionally, windows and doors should be multi-layered and sealed properly to help protect you and your loved ones, along with your property, from hurricane damage.
No one wants to think about a Category 5 storm making landfall in their beloved city or town, but it’s an unfortunate reality we all have to prepare for. If you strengthen and secure your property beforehand, you stand a better chance of surviving unscathed.
Depend on the Experts
The experts at Max Guard Hurricane Windows have over 30 years of industry experience when it comes to high-quality impact windows and doors, and we install all over Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Martin and Broward counties. Call us today at 561-276-7100 for more information, or click here for a free quote.