In case you have been keeping up with my hurricane preparations, I am proud to report that my new accordion shutters, entry doors, and garage doors all passed inspection by Miami-Dade County today.
I want to practice what I preach about hurricane preparedness. I did my homework and selected a highly respected company to do the installation on my doors and window coverings. They did exactly what was in the contract and they stuck to the schedule except for a little rain delay. Today, a Miami-Dade County building inspector showed up as scheduled and checked things out. I walked around the house with him as he inspected each door and most of the shutters. The inspector was professional and courteous. I didn’t expect any problems to be found, but I was glad he took the time to take a close look anyway.
Now my family and I will have a sense of security knowing that we have done what we can to protect the envelope of our home from a hurricane. The Miami-Dade County Notice of Acceptance that came with each of these new products means that the shutters and doors should withstand high winds and wind-borne debris in a hurricane. But I certainly hope that they don’t get tested anytime soon.