Steer clear of storm dam­age

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - HAWAII RENOVATION - By Kelli Shi­roma

Sum­mer months are of­ten filled with long, sunny days, but June 1 also marks the of­fi­cial start of hur­ri­cane sea­son, which typ­i­cally runs through Novem­ber. Dur­ing this storm sea­son, Oahu is more sus­cep­ti­ble to hur­ri­cane threats and warn­ings. Win­dows Hawaii cus­tomers can rest as­sured that their houses will be well pro­tected. While the sum­mer sea­son is a busy one for Win­dows Hawaii, due to many sum­mer projects and ren­o­va­tions, com­pany gen­eral man­ager Mario Gar­cia en­cour­aged cus­tomers to plan ahead for the storm sea­son as well. “Cus­tomers can call us for more in­for­ma­tion about our Storm Pack­age, our most pop­u­lar pack­age,” he said. “We do many in­stal­la­tions for this dur­ing the sum­mer, but our Storm Pack­age is avail­able all year round at an ad­di­tional charge.” Dur­ing a hur­ri­cane, ex­treme winds and storm surges can eas­ily dam­age is­land homes. It’s com­mon for de­bris to break win- dows and doors. How­ever, Win­dows Hawaii cus­tomers can have peace of mind that their win­dows are built to last for the long haul, since the win­dows fea­ture high­qual­ity ma­te­ri­als.

“The Storm Pack­age fea­tures 3/16-inch thick glass (triple-strength glass) as part of the in­te­grated glass unit, or IGU,” Gar­cia added.“Due to pop­u­lar de­mand, we brought the Storm Pack­age back, free of charge when cus­tomers pur­chase eight or more win­dows. Po­ten­tial sav­ings de­pend on the num­ber of win­dows pur­chased.” In­di­vid­u­als can take prac­ti­cal steps to en­sure their homes stay well pro­tected in the event of any hur­ri­cane. Gar­cia sug­gested that in­di­vid­u­als: • Be­come aware of their homes’ his­tory — eval­u­ate any po­ten­tial weak ar­eas.

• Learn how to prop­erly main­tain their homes — be cau­tious of ter­mites and rot­ting wood.

• Strengthen their homes’ se­cu­rity — make sure the foun­da­tion is se­cure. It is es­pe­cially im­por­tant for cus­tomers to pro­tect the “en­ve­lope” of their homes — their win­dows and slid­ing doors — from harsh winds and rain.This is where Win­dows Hawaii comes in. Gar­cia proudly stated that all prod­ucts at Win­dows Hawaii are known for their dura­bil­ity. He specif­i­cally noted the pop­u­lar­ity of the Alii Ex­treme win­dows and doors by An­lin Win­dows Sys­tems, a qual­ity win­dows man­u­fac­turer. An­lin cre­ates win­dows that are en­gi­neered with Hawai­ian homes in mind; thus, cus­tomers with these win­dows know their houses are well equipped to with­stand hu­mid con­di­tions and trop­i­cal weather haz­ards. “The best time to pre­pare your home for hur­ri­cane sea­son is now,” Gar­cia em­pha­sized.“Win­dows Hawaii is here to help — give us a call for a free con­sul­ta­tion.”

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