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2 Ways To Make Your Business Hurricane Resistant

Being a business owner is tough. Living and working in a hurricane-prone area can be tough as well, especially when it comes to property damage. If you are a business owner, you want to make sure that you can protect your workplace from the storms, just as you would protect your house. There are things that you can do to help make sure that your business is as safe as you can make it. 

Impact Windows

One thing that you can do is to add impact windows to your business. What are impact windows? These windows are thicker than normal windows and have gone through certain processes that make them tougher. That means that they are more resistant to damage. These windows can stand up to a lot of things being thrown at them and withstand thing that would break regular windows. In fact, this kind of window is also called bulletproof windows. Now, impact windows are only hurricane resistant. That means that they are going to be more resistant to anything that a hurricane can hit them with and be much less prone to break. However, a very, very strong storm or something very, very big and heavy can break your windows. If you use hurricane impact windows in concert with other options, then you are going to increase your resistance rates. 

Hurricane Shutters

When it comes to hurricane shutters there are several different ways that you can do it and different materials that you can use. What you choose depends on several things, including what size your windows are, how many you have, how easy it's going to be to install them, and what kind of material you are wanting. For example, you could go with metal shutters. There are several kinds you can use, including shutters that are always near your windows. These shutters could hang on either side of your window and when you need to close them, you just unfold them and secure the two sides together to make sure that they don't open. You could also choose to have a roll down style. These shutters could go inside your business and when necessary you would just roll the shutters down from where they live over your windows and lock them at the bottom. Another option is to use removable wooden shutters. You can install these shutters when the storm is coming and take them off again after the storm. 

If you are a business owner, you want to make sure that your business is as safe as possible. Making sure that you have done what you can to make it hurricane-resistant is one way to do that.