Hurricane Fabric

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Protecting your home from hurricanes should be a major priority when conducting home improvements. The home’s building envelope can be very fragile during a hurricane and may lead to significant damage if a window or door is broken. If one small window in the home breaks during a hurricane, your home will be susceptible to flood and wind damage. Taping windows and doors won’t stop a projectile and installing plywood should only be used as a last resort. Using hurricane fabric is the best option for protecting the openings of your home. Because hurricane fabric is made out of a material similar to those used on trampolines, it will be able to deflect projectiles from your windows and doors better than plywood and will still be able to prevent the wind and rain from entering your home. Its best characteristic is that it is very easy to install and you do not necessarily need to hire a contractor making it a much more cost-effective option than hurricane shutters. Save yourself money and a potential disaster to your home by investing in hurricane fabric this season. More Info

Informational Links:

Jon Sader’s White Paper on Hurricane Fabric

City of New Orleans Hurricane Readiness Guide – NOLA Ready

Video on how hurricane fabric compares to plywood, metal and other materials.

LSU’s Preparing for a Hurricane Guide

Risk and Mitigation of Hurricane Damage to homes from the University of Colorado