Hurricane season is almost over. Thus far, South Florida has been fortunate with a quiet storm season. But if you haven’t taken the proper steps to protect your home and screen enclosures from a hurricane or tropical storm, you’re playing with fire. Don’t wait until next hurricane season to protect your property. It’s never too early or too late to do it now.
Florida has been extremely lucky this year. In a normal hurricane season, the Atlantic Ocean usually has nine named storms by October 4and five hurricanes by October 7. This year, only two storms have reached hurricane level. However, neither posed a major threat to Florida. It’s the first time since 1994, a hurricane season has been this inactive. It’s easy to get complacent. But all it takes is one storm to cause damage and havoc.
The last major storm to affect South Florida was Hurricane Wilma in 2005. Although Wilma had reached a peak of Category 5 and was the second most destructive storm of the year, it significantly weakened into a Category 2 by the time it reached Florida. But that didn’t stop Wilma from causing significant damage and power outages throughout Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Homes with screen enclosures experienced structural damage due to inadequate bracing on the roof frame. More damage resulted from torn screens caused by debris clogging the mesh holes.
The professionals at Screen Builders can make sure your screen enclosures and home are properly secured and prepared when the next storm arrives. You’ll get a thorough evaluation of your screen enclosure to test its structural integrity. Depending on your evaluation, the following improvements can be made to your screen enclosures to give you greater peace of mind.
- Reinforced wind bracing
- Corrosion-resistant screws
- Removable panels
- Finer thread mesh screen panels
When it comes to installing and protecting your screen enclosures for your pool or patio, fences, sunrooms, remote controlled electric roll-up screens, and storm shutters, trust the business that pioneered the industry—Screen Builders. Located in West Palm Beach and serving all of South Florida, Screen Builders will make sure your enclosures are built to last through even the toughest storm conditions.