Housing ready for all weather

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: RemodelRenovating

Hurricane season is upon us, and due to recent events, it has many wondering if their homes are prepared for a hurricane. The right materials and proper installation can strengthen your home against the most severe weather.

Here are affordable renovations to ensure your home is in a position to ride out a storm.

Roof

It is important when consulting contractors regarding your roof installation, that you discuss the options for roof material and installation that have a high wind rating and can withstand at least 120 mph winds.

These systems may cost a little more up-front, but the quality and certainty that your roof can withstand heavy winds gives you peace of mind. United Pacific Builders LLC can install certain types of roofing systems, and if your property has a roof that falls outside of its licensing requirements, it can work closely with its brother company, Surface Shield Roofing, to ensure seamless installation.

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Wall integrity

Reinforcing roof-to-wall connections is important. For example, installing metal tie-down straps that attach roof rafters to wall studs can decrease the chances that all or part of your roof will lift up from your house during a hurricane. Also important is ensuring that the integrity of your home’s siding is intact and in good condition, and is not exposed due to chipping or peeling paint.

United Pacific Builders has a great team that can provide you with a free estimate, to evaluate the integrity of your home’s siding, and remove and replace any wood rot, along with offering services to fully paint your home, so you have a fresh new coat of paint that can extend the life of your existing siding.

Windows and doors

During a severe storm, a broken window can affect your home’s structural integrity. The use of impact-rated windows and doors designed to meet weather conditions provides homeowners with watertight options that allow their home to be both secure and watertight.

For the Islands, an ideal impact-rated window would be able to handle 120-plus mph winds. These are available using various types of material and multiple designs. Also important when upgrading exterior doors, is to pay special attention to replacing a standard garage door with a hurricane-rated garage door.

United Pacific Builders LLC’s thoughts and kokua go out to those affected by Hurricane Iselle. The company is a general contractor, and offers services from new construction to remodel, renovation and repair — no job is too big or too small.

United Pacific Builders LLC is here to provide affordable quality options for homeowners — to repair or prepare for severe weather that could impact the islands during this hurricane season. The company looks forward to assisting you with protecting one of your most valuable assets. Call today for a free estimate at 366-0575.

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