September 29, 2022

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Hurricane-Proofing a Louisiana Home – Today’s Homeowner

This week, we’re aiding a Louisiana family get their residence back again in shape soon after Hurricane Zeta triggered some significant damage. We are also having their household ready for the 2021 hurricane period.

The property belongs to David and Ruby LeBlanc of Minimize Off, Louisiana.


In wind uplift exams, steel roofs make a 140-mph wind score, according to the Steel Roofing Alliance, and some can endure gusts up to 180 mph. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

Replacing the Mismatched Roof

The 1st venture is Changing the roof. David and Ruby did their truthful share of research and chose the fantastic roof for their home from the Metallic Roofing Alliance.

When the roofers arrive, they start out functioning by trim about the eaves and installing underlayment around the old shingles to get ready for the set up of the new metallic roof.


A hurricane harmed the outdated French doorways, so we replace them with new kinds. (3 Echoes Written content Studio)

Setting up New French Doors

Then it is time for me and David to change the outdated French doorways with new kinds.

The aged French doorways were being broken in the previous hurricane as the seal around the glass body was compromised, permitting humidity between the glass panes.

We commence by eradicating the trim all over the doorway and then eradicating the old doorways. As soon as the new French doors are set up, we properly insulate the area around the door and complete it out by sealing in the new doorways.


These reusable storm panels will maintain the windows secure during upcoming storms. (3 Echoes Material Studio)

Generating Storm Panels for the Home windows

To create the reusable storm panels, we start out by measuring the home windows they will include.

Next, we reduce 50 percent-inch plywood to size and drill quarter-inch mounting holes into the four corners of every panel and halfway across the longest span.

To cut down any warping, we are also painting these panels. The moment they are dry, we place them in position quickly so we can mark the place of the mounting holes on the window trim.

At every single of these marks, we drill a 50 %-inch diameter gap. This is so we can install the flush-mount threaded fastener anchors.


This small-upkeep landscape will maintain up properly for the duration of hurricanes. (3 Echoes Content material Studio)

End the Landscaping

There’s a single extra task to tackle for this couple. Following Hurricane Zeta rolled by, the LeBlancs’ landscape was ruined.

To deliver some existence back into the front yard, we changed their crape myrtle trees.

Now, this residence down by the bayou is gorgeous and safeguarded from any storms that may perhaps occur its way.

Danny Lipford and Chelsea Lipford Wolf pose with David and Ruby LeBlanc in front of their now hurricane-evidence home. (3 Echoes Content material Studio)

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