June 1 marks the start of the 2018 hurricane season. Here, Bryan Wood offers advice to homeowners on ways to protect their homes. (Photo: J. Albert Diaz)

Hurricane season, which runs from June through November, is just around the corner. With it comes the need for agents, brokers, insurers and claims experts to educate homeowners on how to better prepare for the storms that can change their lives.

Helping homeowners understand that some of the destruction and discomfort caused by hurricanes can be avoided is important. Some of the most common mistakes stem from misperceptions homeowners have about how to protect their homes. For example:

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