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.
An assessment of residential building code and enforcement systems in hurricane-prone states.
The right material choices will help minimize flood losses.
Develop a plan to strengthen one of the most important parts of a building.
How to spot signs that could lead to roof leaks.
Make sure flashing and coping has no damage and has been installed correctly.
Gutter and downspout systems are also vulnerable to excessive forces that can result in failure.
Determine if you need to repair or replace your existing roof.
How to involve employees in the business continuity planning process.
The new Know Your Plan app gives you the mobile power and organization to help keep your family and your home safer during a disaster.