If you own a house that is located along the ocean or bay or within a coastal community, you've most likely had your share of hurricane warnings, and you may have even suffered the effects of a storm. Although you can't stop storms from happening, with preparation, you can protect your family, your home and your possessions from their damaging effects. Sometimes, the best way to fight back is to be ready.
If you are building a new home or an addition in a hurricane-prone area or rebuilding after damage from a hurricane or storm, understand that choices made during the construction process can go a long way in helping to protect your home and property from extensive damage. Here are some things to consider, whether or not required by local building codes:
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