Okay, hurricane season is getting serious, as it does every year around my Mom's birthday, so be sure you are ready.
Your hurricane shutters won't do you any good if they are rusted shut, or gunked up with mud dauber nests, wren nests, and a year's worth of windblown leaves and debris.
These shutters are on the house where I grew up in St. Augustine. Each year, either my brother or I do a clean and lube job on them so they can be shut securely with no last minute surprises.
This job consists of :
- Walking around the house and zapping each wasp nest with wasp spray in a preemptive strike.
- Next, old wren nests are cleaned out of the corners (this year there were 3).
- Then the shutters, which fold accordian style, are opened and thoroughly lubed with WD-40 or something similar.
- Latches are activated to make sure everything works and then they are secured in the open position until needed.
Don't let Katia (or her minions) be a Caught Ya ...
... unprepared that is.