Intense storms are a fact of life for Floridians. Whether you’ve lived here for decades or you’re preparing for your first hurricane season, it’s important to secure your home the right way. Smart homeowners take the proper steps to protect their foundation, roof, windows and doors. American Window Products has served the Jacksonville community for 30+ years, so we understand the benefits of preparation. While window maintenance benefits are clear following a storm, there are still a few things you can do to inspect your property on your own. 

Inspect Your Roof for Leaks and Loose Shingles

Shingles can come loose from a strong burst of wind. Because of the commonness of this type of damage, we recommend you start with a DIY roof inspection. Do you see any shingles in your yard? Are there any heavy tree limbs on your roof? Use your common sense to determine whether or not your roof suffered. 

Check Your Windows for Cracks, Warping and Missing Screens

Flying debris can damage windows and doors during a strong storm in Jacksonville. If you’ve kept up-to-date with your professional window maintenance benefits, your windows benefit from improved security and durability. Although, there’s always a possibility for cracked glass and broken panes following a hurricane. It’s smart to seek professional input after a storm if you suspect damage to your windows or doors. 

Identify Leaks in Plumbing and Water Lines

First things first, shut off your water source. It’s crucial to cut the water flow to your house so further damage can be prevented. Unfortunately, cracked water lines are a common problem following a large Jacksonville storm. The city typically works to prepare city-owned storm lines in a timely manner. If the plumbing damage is on your property, work with an expert to remedy the issue.

Ensure Your Power Lines are Free from Debris

If you live in San Marco, Avondale or other similar pockets of town, you likely have power lines that run to your roof. Large clumps of spanish moss, heavy tree limbs and more can become entangled in power lines after a hurricane. It’s important to remove any debris to reduce further damage.

Discover the Pre- and Post-Storm Window Maintenance Benefits

The American Window Products crew is here for you before the storm arrives and after it passes. We’ve helped Floridians just like you prepare for storms for over three decades. Between potential damage to your roof, windows and interior, storm season is a crucial time to stay on top of your home maintenance.

Everyone who works there is friendly, knowledgeable and willing to help. Our windows are great quality and look great! Couldn’t be happier. Recommend them to anyone needing windows.

– Lisa S., American Window Products 5-Star Google Review

Do you need our help this hurricane season? Contact American Window Products today to discuss your best course of action.