Before you can strap in for an approaching hurricane, you'll have to
The shipment of big packages from Germany to the USA takes several weeks and qualified installers have a tight schedule. So make sure to get this done long in advance.
Note: The HurriPro is specifically designed for mobile homes and houses with a metal roof or single ply roof. These are especially at risk to fly away, as the large plates catch a lot of wind. But on the other hand, the HurriPro can hold them down "as a whole". Sadly, our products don't protect other roof types, like standard shingle roofs.
Once the media and the National Hurricane Center issue a storm warning for your region, install the HurriPro. Installation is quick and easy and the HurriPro does not block your window view or entrance doors. Now is the time to protect your home:
Note: This is not a manual nor does it replace one. For detailed instructions and specifications, check below. We can't emphasize strongly enough how crucial it is for you to evacuate in case of a storm - whether or not you use our protection devices.
Get the HurriPro from your storage and put it down close to the anchors.
Remove the anchor caps.
Roll / Fold out the HurriPro. Connect the hooks on the short straps to the anchor heads.
Use a tennis training ball (with string attached) to weight the long straps and a racket to shoot the ball over your roof. Alternatively, you can try to throw the ball, or use a ladder and pull the straps to the other side.
Go to the other side of the house and connect each long strap to a ratchet and each ratchet to an anchor.
Tighten the ratchets moderately.
That's it! You're already done. Get a coffee and enjoy your work.
Once it passes, check your home for possible damages especially to gutters and roof edges. Carefully open the ratchets and take down the HurriPro. Inspect it carefully and decide whether it's still in good shape or needs to be replaced.
Take a deep breath, look at your house. How does it feel to have protected the place you and your family live at? How does it feel to move back into your home?
The HurriPro devices provide optimal protection if about one third of the area around your home is covered. Less coverage means less protection. But you should also avoid a structural overload.
You could place one or two HurriPro devices on each of the shorter sides of your home and two, three or four on each of the longer sides. Leave a gap of at least the width of the HurriPro on each side of it.
The HurriPro will not only hold your roof in place, but also protect your windows and doors from many forms of flying debris when placed accordingly. You have a choice between the HurriPro S (4' wide) and the HurriPro X (6' wide).
Note: Since all houses are different, we can't provide a general recommendation on the number, placement and version of the HurriPro for you to use. The description above is a pretty good rule of thumb, but can't be interpreted as instruction for optimal protection or a guarantee to avoid structural overload. For actual values of structural load, check the manual.
Ask a professional contractor, e.g. Florida Retrofits in Palm Bay, FL 32905
(ask for Cody Thomas, he has experience with HurriPro).
OPTION 2: Ask for "eye anchors", "helical pile anchors" or "mobile home anchors" which match the soil classification of your property and the specifications in the manual.
Here are some suggestions where to look:
The decision to protect your home with a HurriPro set is an important one. Before you order, we want to give you a few minutes to ask questions - after all, you probably want to be sure what you are buying. For that, just contact us and we'll get back to you shortly. If you'd like, we can also assist you in placing your order or make you an individual offer.
At HurriPro, we give our best to ensure your safety and the protection of your home. The instructions and specifications in our manual have been chosen after a lot of consideration by experts and mathematicians. We keep them updated to the best of our knowledge and stay in close contact to our customers to convey any new information. So, why do we ask you to sign a waiver?
Hurricanes and other winds are unpredictable. Wind speeds that seem to stay below our specifications can suddenly grow and exceed the limits. Since we can't predict that, we also can't guarantee how the HurriPro will behave under extreme conditions.
We believe in our products, but as you might know, there's no such thing as perfection. However, there are a lot of people who (sometimes intentionally) misuse products and then sue the producer for the resulting damage. We think that's unfair.
As a young company who tries to bring some more security into this world, we have to secure ourselves against these and other possible liabilities - but don't forget, that the Agreement also says that we will be fair to you.
You will get the waiver in the process of your Customer Call. If you have any questions regarding the waiver, don't hesitate to contact us!
Go ahead and place your order in our shop. We will ship it almost immediately from Germany directly to you. Please be aware that your packages then have to make a long trip and pass through customs. It might take them a few weeks to arrive, but we will keep an eye on them the whole time and make sure you get your order.
In this manual you find detailed instructions on how to use the HurriPro: