When most homeowners hear about windstorm damage in Miami, they immediately think of hurricanes. Although Hurricanes can cause devastating damage, they are not the only weather-related threats to your home. Tropical storms, tornadoes, and heavy thunderstorms can also create havoc for your home’s building materials. While many people take the time to make preparations for hurricanes, they often overlook the everyday threats to their home in South Florida. Here are some steps you can take to keep your property safe throughout the year.
Discover the Benefits of Impact Windows
Windows serve a number of functions. In addition to bringing sunlight and illuminating the interior of your home, they also bring instant aesthetic beauty. But even a minor wind storm can damage your windows. In addition to the high velocity of hurricane gusts, windows are also vulnerable to debris that can turn into dangerous projectiles during a storm. One of the best solutions, is to add impact windows to your home. Although they can be more expensive than adding storm shutters, they only need to installed once and are designed to withstand even the strongest category 5 hurricane winds.
One of the overlooked benefits of impact windows are their energy efficiency. Installing impact windows can lower your utility bills by reducing the amount of solar heat entering your home during summer. They can can also retain heat in your home during the winter. Impact windows also provide added security benefits. Thanks to revolutionary technology, impact windows are built with several layers of glass and other synthetic materials. The are almost impossible to break or penetrate, making them resistant windstorm damage.
Does Your Home Have Hurricane Shutters?
Far too many homeowners in South Florida make last minute hurricane preparations. Instead of constantly rushing to Home Depot and purchasing plywood or temporary panels to your windows, hurricane shutters provide an inexpensive solution to protecting your home. Not only will you avoid the chaotic situation of constantly having to apply and remove panels, hurricane shutters also add beauty to your home. A house with hurricane shutters is also more marketable. It can reduce your home insurance premiums and brings more value to your property when it comes time to sell the house.
Lower Your Insurance Premiums with Windstorm Protection
Every homeowner in South Florida needs insurance. Unfortunately, premiums are not always cheap. We have all heard the phrase, “You get what you pay for.” It certainly applies to the insurance company. The good news is homeowners can save money on their premiums by just taking a little bit of initiative. Installing impact windows and hurricane shutters along with an annual roofing inspection will go a long way in protecting your home and family from hurricane damage, roof leaks and water damage.
Has Your Windstorm Damage Claim Been Underpaid or Denied? A Miami Insurance Claims Lawyer Can Help
South Florida homeowners have been lucky. No hurricane has reached landfall in Miami-Dade or Broward Counties since Hurricane Wilma in 2005. But it is only a matter of time before our luck runs out. Can you count on your insurance company to provide the right compensation to account for your damages and lost possessions? Unfortunately, far too far too many homeowner’s insurance claims are either underpaid or denied. Miami insurance claims lawyer Jonathan Korin understands the challenges of dealing with insurance companies. He and his legal staff at at Korin Law, P.A. utilize an aggressive and comprehensive approach to place each client in the best position to succeed. To learn, more contact their Miami insurance law office today and schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.