Debunking Myths Related to Hurricane Preparation
A hurricane is a devastating event that can lead to the destruction of your home. The highest category for hurricanes, no matter how hard the winds blow, is Category 5. When storms of this intensity hit, there are some things you can do to protect your home. However, there are many myths that people believe and will have anecdotal evidence to support. Anecdotal evidence isn’t evidence; it’s a story people tell to prove something they haven’t bothered checking scientifically. Don’t get caught in the storm without evaluating these myths and taking the appropriate measures, rather than the measures that others believe work.
Tape the Windows
Your windows weren’t created to withstand hurricane-force winds and the items that get blown around in them. Taping the windows won’t keep them from breaking, and in many houses, the frame is likely to lift right out of the wall, taking the glass with it. Using plywood and storm shutters is the best way to protect your windows. Some people use film to keep the glass together if the window breaks.