Now that we are in the heart of the 2018 hurricane season, it is a great time to be aware of some precautionary measures that can protect your home. Although we live in Central Florida communities that are approximately 50 miles inland from both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, we can still experience the damaging effects of hurricanes and tropical storms.

All of your home’s windows should be covered. Permanent storm shutters are the best option. However, a second option is to cut 5/8” exterior grade or marine plywood to fit each window and have it ready to install. Simply taping the glass doesn’t prevent windows from breaking.

Reduce roof damage by securely installing straps or additional clips that fasten your roof to the frame of your home.

Trim trees and shrubs to make them more wind resistant. Be sure to do this in advance to allow time for the debris to be picked up on your regularly scheduled yard waste collection day.

Clear debris from all rain gutters and downspouts.

Reinforce your garage door(s) by installing horizontal bracing, purchased from the garage door manufacturer, on each panel of the door. If needed, you may also change the hinges, the center supports, and end supports to something a little more heavy duty.

Develop a plan to bring indoors any loose items such as outdoor furniture, decorations, trash cans, etc.

Take a look at some of these Central Florida homes that are in wonderful inland communities

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10620 GOLDEN CYPRESS COURT,ORLANDO,Florida 32836 For sale

10620 GOLDEN CYPRESS COURT, ORLANDO, Florida 32836

5Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
3,276Sqft
A must see home for your family! This premium home is located in the Cypress Chase gated community which neighbors Windermere with luxury features and upgrades. This beautiful and well-maintained large home with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths is prominently located within the Windermere school district.
$365,000

8213 GRANADA BOULEVARD, ORLANDO, Florida 32836 For sale

8213 GRANADA BOULEVARD, ORLANDO, Florida 32836

4Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
21Picture(s)
3,318Sqft
Great Dr Phillips location, conveniently located approx. a mile from Restaurant Row, minutes from Disney, Universal, Sea World, and Discovery Cove. This 4 bedroom, 2 bath Lakefront home with screened-in pool offers a wonderful view and access to Lake Sloat.
$345,000

11827 CHATEAUBRIAND AVENUE,ORLANDO,Florida 32836 For sale

11827 CHATEAUBRIAND AVENUE, ORLANDO, Florida 32836

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
25Picture(s)
3,186Sqft
Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath spacious house. Community Amenities feature pool/cabana, putting and chipping greens, and a soccer field. Zoned for highly rated Sunset Bay Lake Elementary, Bridgewater Middle and Windermere High School. Entertainment, dining and fantastic shopping nearby. Minutes to hiking trails and walking/biking. Located on SR-535, minutes from I-4 and SR-429.
$340,000

8251 BURGOS COURT,ORLANDO,Florida 32836 For sale

8251 BURGOS COURT, ORLANDO, Florida 32836

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
20Picture(s)
2,258Sqft
Move in condition! 3/2 with huge Great Room (Living Room/Dining Room Combo) Split Bedroom Plan, large eat-in kitchen, and huge covered/screened patio, fenced back yard--dog run. Priced as lowest one on market in same subdivision.
$329,800

8720 ALEGRE CIRCLE,ORLANDO,Florida 32836 For sale

8720 ALEGRE CIRCLE, ORLANDO, Florida 32836

4Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
26Picture(s)
2,671Sqft
Driving into this established community you?ll love the large trees and lot sizes. This 4 bed/2 bath pool home could be yours! Walk through the light-filled foyer and you?ll see straight through the dining room (being used as an office) out to the huge pool! On the left is the formal living room with large windows and custom plantation shutters.
$325,000
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