Myth 1: The roof is the most vulnerable part of the home.
Fact: The garage door is more often the most vulnerable area in high winds. Hurricane-proof your garage doors with code-approved braces or buy a hurricane-resistant door.
Myth 2: You only need to protect windows facing the water.
Fact: Secure windows with hurricane shutters or plywood to combat high winds and flying objects. Or invest in high-impact windows.
Myth 3: Taping a big “X” on windows stops them from shattering.
Fact: Taping an “X” on a window won’t save it from being destroyed by flying objects.
Myth 4: Leaning against windows or doors will keep them from blowing inward.
Fact: Stay away from windows in high winds.
Myth 5: Opening the windows will alleviate pressure.
Fact: Opening and closing windows during storms can lead to injury and damage to building contents.
How’d you do? How many facts did you know?
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