Moving to the US Virgin Islands is a dream for many people. The tropical climate and beautiful beaches are paradise, and because they’re a US territory it’s often easier to move there than to other Caribbean islands.
But living in the USVI comes with risks as well as rewards. On average, the USVI are hit by a hurricane every eight years, and in 2017 two category five hurricanes hit in the same season. Other, smaller hurricanes can hit the islands more frequently, and tropical storms, while less damaging, are still a serious danger.
If you’re moving to the US Virgin Islands, building your own home instead of buying one is a great way to make sure that you get a house that’s as hurricane-proof as possible.
There are plenty of solid, sturdy materials to build your foundation, walls, and roof from that will withstand the storms, but doors and windows will be weak points. They’re gaps in your armor, so to speak, and if they break and let the storm in the damage can be catastrophic. No matter how strong the rest of the house is, if your windows break, you’re in trouble.
The traditional solution to this problem has been to use storm shutters or boards to cover up the weak points. This can work well, but you have to have the boards ready-made, you need storage for them, and then you need the time to put them up. You also still need to be sure and secure them correctly, because if you make a mistake the wind could simply blow the board away, and then your windows are vulnerable again despite your hours of hard work.
A better solution is to install impact resistant windows and doors. Whether you’re building a new home or buying one already built, Seaview Building Solutions can make sure that your home or even your business is as safe as possible. The products we sell can resist impacts from objects traveling at up to 110mph, and you won’t need to worry about boarding up before a storm ever again. Our windows and doors are strong enough on their own.
In addition to providing storm protection, impact-resistant windows and doors are also great for security, because impact glass can’t be broken like regular glass. They also provide excellent soundproofing, keeping the noise of the neighborhood out and the noise of the house in.
Impact windows and doors are a must-have item in the USVI. Hurricanes and tropical storms are a fact of life there; you need to be absolutely certain that your home can withstand the storms that you know will hit, and you don’t want to have to worry about making sure you’ve boarded up properly. And, since they add to the overall security of the home and create effective soundproofing, there’s really no downside. Contact us today or stop by our showroom in Florida to see all of our products firsthand. We’ll help you make sure that your home in the USVI is as tough and secure as possible.
Seaview Building Solutions is here for all of your rebuilding needs and we look forward to supporting your restoration efforts after Hurricane Irma. We know the Caribbean and have the products to help you rebuild stronger than ever.