Ah, the lovely Mother Nature. She wreaks havoc when she pleases, she behaves when she’s fit – it’s her way or no way at all. Depending on where you live in the world, this can be especially problematic for your home and for your loved ones. And if there is one mission that the Australian Heritage Homes team holds near and dear to our hearts, it’s ensuring that your home remains safe, secure and comfortable for you and those closest to you. We see building a new home or updating a current home as a privilege and a reward; we don’t see it as a necessity that you should have to repeat every year.
But when Mother Nature comes a calling, and she comes calling with a vengeance, you want to be prepared. That’s why you check out the blog of the Australian Heritage Home’s site. It’s part of our mission and our business model to share whatever information we learn in the industry with the commodity that’s closest to us – you. So, when we hear of situations in the news that you should know about, know that they’ll be promoted right here, early and often. Today, we’re talking about one of the most sensitive elements of a home’s structure, your windows. Your home may be brand new and it may be centuries old. Regardless, your windows may have seen better days and may be constructed with flimsy materials. This is obviously amplified when there is heavy rain and wind. Here are our best practices to weather the storm, so to speak.
There is definitely growth over the past decade in the weather-resistant window market. And thank goodness for that. It stems from famous hurricanes and storms all over the world, which unfortunately aren’t going anywhere. Examples of companies include PGT, which controls a huge portion of the market, when it comes to windows and doors. Storm evacuations across the globe are a great reminder of just how vulnerable the infrastructure of different countries can be.
Shutters and plywood are a big piece of this, but so is the evolution of different types of glass, as well as the process in which windows and doors are engineered. It’s always worth it taking the extra time to design these properly, because they can truly change lives. Yes, there is an extra cost, but the trade-off is that lives are saved and that the structure of home lasts far longer.
The Australian Heritage Homes team prides itself on building you your dream home from start to finish. It doesn’t matter what style you’re going for, how old the property is that you’re adding on to, or what sort of land you’re expanding on. We’ve done our research and always look to take advantage of the most durable, sustainable and aesthetically beautiful features and products possible. Ready to take the next step? Reach out the Australian Heritage Homes team. We’d love to hear from you and take your home to the next level.