The many advantages of passive hurricane preparation

When we talk about preparing for a hurricane, we often think of the immediate actions we take when a hurricane is already bearing down on us. From boarding up windows and stocking up on sandbags to clearing your home’s exterior of loose objects and hurricane food prep, these “active” tasks can help protect your home, family, and possessions when a storm is headed your way.

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But why wait until the last minute to start taking steps to safeguard your property? There are some things you can do before hurricane season to shore up your defenses. Known as passive hurricane preparation, these home hardening measures can be done at any time — and offer maximum protection from extreme weather conditions.

Ready to start proactively preparing your home for hurricanes and other extreme weather events? Begin with these five passive hurricane preparation tips…