The roof, windows and all doors in your home or business are the most vulnerable to damage when hurricane-force winds and drains pummel an area. Wind and water damage can lead to costly repairs, and possibly destroy your property. Fortunately, there are many cost-effective things you can do now to reduce the risk of hurricane-related damage. Testing at the IBHS Research Center has identified the best options for protecting your property. Refer to the property protection resources on this page to reduce the risk of damage.
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Resources for before and after the storm strikes.
The Five S’s – Shingles, Soffits, Seals, Surroundings and Shutters
IBHS suggests five projects that you or a professional can do around your home to reduce potential water damage from wind-driven rain or the standing water from a severe storm.
An assessment of residential building code and enforcement systems in hurricane-prone states.
The right material choices will help minimize flood losses.
Resources to help create stronger masonry structures based on the latest building science.
Develop a plan to strengthen one of the most important parts of a building.
How to spot signs that could lead to roof leaks.