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Preparing Your House to Install Hurricane Shutters

One of the most common questions we get asked here at Brevard Shutters is just how can I best prepare my home for new shutters. With hurricanes hitting the Space Coast every year hurricane shutters are a vital part of defending your home against wind speeds of well over 150 miles per hour. Here are some simple tips that you can use to better set up your home to install hurricane shutters today.

Generally speaking, when getting your home ready to install hurricane shutters there are a couple of things you can do to get ready. First, removing all objects from around the outside of your windows will greatly expedite the installation process. Second, giving the outside of your window a brief cleaning will make the installation process go faster.

Here at Brevard Shutters and Accessories, we pride ourselves on providing the best hurricane shutters in the industry that can be tailored to fit your individual style while providing the absolute best protection for your home. If you are interested in getting some of these amazing shutters for yourself then reach out to us by clicking here and we will give you an honest opinion on what you need for your home project.

Tip 1: Move all Objects From Around your Window To Speed Up The Installation Process

One of the easiest things that you can do to speed up the installation process of your hurricane shutters is to start by removing all items around the outside of your window.

One of the most common holdups that installation teams encounter is when items are left outside around your window. Normally moving these items is not a problem but sometimes the objects are either extremely fragile or weigh a lot taking forever to move.

Some of the most common items that are left outside and around windows are garden hoses, kid’s toys, and sometimes old cars. Garden hoses can easily blend in with the grass and sometimes people forget to put them inside. This can be a problem as when an installation team arrives on the scene the ladder or themselves can be caught up in the garden hose. This can lead to falls or breakage of equipment.

Kid’s Toys are also a problem and should be put away before installing your hurricane shutters. In the past we have arrived to install hurricane shutters and could not even reach the window itself because of the maze of kid’s toys. While putting these toys away are easy they do take time to put away and can slow down an installation if you are not ready.

The hardest object to move is an old car. This often takes an entire team of people to move away from the installation scene. Sometimes if the car is positioned right we can install the hurricane shutter over the car but it is significantly easier and safer to install the shutters when all objects are out of the way.

As such one of the easiest ways to get your home ready to install new hurricane shutters is to simply remove all the objects in front of the installation scene. This will ensure that the hurricane shutter install goes as easily and efficiently as possible. This will get your new shutters up and running as soon as possible.

Tip 2: Give The Area Around Your Window A Quick Clean

While we will clean the job site it is significantly better if you give it a preemptive cleaning before the installation team gets there.

Part of the process of installing hurricane shutters is to clean the installation area to ensure that the installation kit is easily attached and secure. The last thing you want is to have your brand-new hurricane shutters fall because the area was not cleaned properly.

This is especially important if you do not use a professionally trained installation crew. Getting your new hurricane shutters up and in place properly should be left to experts but if you want to do it yourself then you can. Just make sure that whatever shutters you chose to install that you clean the area between the wall and the shutter itself.

For a cleaning solution, there are a couple of easy at-home things you can use. First, you should spray and wipe down the hurricane shutter installation area with room-temperature water. A simple soap and water solution here will do the trick. After this, you can use a household cleaning solution to give the entire area a thorough clean. After this dry the area with a towel and then begin the installation process.

By properly cleaning the hurricane shutter installation area before you start putting up your hurricane shutters you will ensure that your hurricane shutters are installed properly. As such this is one of the easiest tips that you can use to ensure that your house is properly prepared to install hurricane shutters.

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