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  1. Roofing/Siding
    I'm a South Florida owner of an older home (1940s). This year, my homeowners/windstorm insurance premium increased $2000. I've since learned that if I can get my roof to meet up-to-date codes, it would fall by more than that. I stuck my head into one of the peaked sections and confirmed that the...
  2. Windows and Doors
    I have two-inch to three-inch thick window trim/siding ( I think made of stucco) surrounding all my windows and it's preventing me from attaching Hurricane shutters like plywood or polycarbonate flush against the wall. How can I attach those type of shutters around or on the trim so that...
  3. Windows and Doors
    Hey Guys, Does anyone have experience with the tapco hurricane screens? Could you comment on how much natural light you lose once they are up? They appear to be a little dark on the outside based on pictures I've seen on the Tapco website. However the website doesn't have any pictures of how...
  4. Building & Construction
    I live in Tampa but not in an evacuation zone, so flooding (including run-off) is not a concern. If a hurricane comes, I'll hunker down at home. My home is reinforced cinderblock built to 1999 code, and I feel relatively safe here. But there is no interior room or closet large enough for 12...
  5. Roofing/Siding
    I am looking for a fixer-upper in Charleston, South Carolina (think hurricanes and storms). The house I have my eye on has a hip roof. This roof is definitely less aesthetically pleasing than the gable-end roofs around it. I still like the house, though, and understand that the hip roof is...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hi, I'm living on Saint Croix (pron. CROY) in the United Stated Virgin Islands. About one thousand miles south-east of Miami, three hours by air. I've generally been here since 1988. I've tolerated lots of hurricanes, but that's just one day of bad weather a year or maybe five years, or...
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