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Essential protection products you'll need for the hurricane season

Marisol Gallagher

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HOUSTON - Houston is currently in the midst of hurricane season. A storm can strike without warning and can be exceedingly destructive. So, here's a list of essential hurricane protection products from the leading industry home protection firm Houston Hurricane & Security Products to help you make your house safer and avoid the least ideal outcome.

1. Roll-up shutters

The most crucial thing anyone must do is to protect their home from hurricanes. For a home, windows are one of the weakest sections of the structure. When a major storm strikes, windows can easily be damaged. To protect your windows, you can install metal shutters as they are very sturdy and long-lasting. All you have to do is place them over your windows during a storm, and they will provide extra protection to keep you safe.

2. Flood barriers

Flooding is one feature of a hurricane that is often overlooked until it hits. Hurricane Harvey that struck Houston in 2017 wreaked havoc due to the significant flooding that it caused. The mayor of Houston now advises residents to use artificial flood barriers to prepare for flooding, which can be fashioned out of a variety of materials and will keep water out.

3. Architectural louvers

Louvers are placed in front of windows and attached to the outside, acting as a protective barrier. In addition, they will boost your home's privacy, minimize noise, and provide the necessary protection for your property when a storm strikes.

Stay vigilant and be aware of your surroundings while preparing for the hurricane season. To keep yourself updated, visit the National Weather Service forecast office website at https://www.weather.gov/hgx/.

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