Hurricane-Proofing a Louisiana Home – Today’s Homeowner

This week, we’re serving to a Louisiana family get their residence again in form after Hurricane Zeta caused some important damage. We’re also finding their property well prepared for the 2021 hurricane year.

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

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Changing the Mismatched Roof

The first undertaking is replacing the roof. David and Ruby did their truthful share of exploration and selected the excellent roof for their house from the Steel Roofing Alliance.

When the roofers get there, they commence performing by trim all over the eaves and setting up underlayment more than the outdated shingles to prepare for the installation of the new metallic roof.

A hurricane broken the aged French doors, so we substitute them with new types. (3 Echoes Information Studio)

Setting up New French Doors

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

The previous French doors were damaged in the previous hurricane as the seal around the glass frame was compromised, allowing for humidity between the glass panes. 

We get started by removing the trim all around the door and then eliminating the old doorways. When the new French doorways are set up, we thoroughly insulate the space close to the door and complete it out by sealing in the new doors.

These reusable storm panels will maintain the windows safe during future storms. (3 Echoes Content material Studio)

Developing Storm Panels for the Home windows

To produce the reusable storm panels, we start off by measuring the windows they will deal with.

Future, we slash 50 percent-inch plywood to measurement and drill quarter-inch mounting holes into the four corners of each panel and midway across the longest span.

To cut down any warping, we are also portray these panels. Once they are dry, we set them in area briefly so we can mark the spot of the mounting holes on the window trim.

At just about every of these marks, we drill a fifty percent-inch diameter hole. This is so we can put in the flush-mount threaded fastener anchors.

This reduced-routine maintenance landscape will hold up effectively throughout hurricanes. (3 Echoes Material Studio)

Complete the Landscaping

There is 1 far more project to tackle for this pair. Immediately after Hurricane Zeta rolled through, the LeBlancs’ landscape was destroyed.

To bring some lifetime back again into the entrance lawn, we replaced their crape myrtle trees. 

Now, this household down by the bayou is attractive and shielded from any storms that might occur its way. 

Danny Lipford and Chelsea Lipford Wolf pose with David and Ruby LeBlanc in front of their now hurricane-proof residence. (3 Echoes Material Studio)

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