Reasons Why Exterior Rolling Shutters Are Good For Your Home
Exterior rolling shutters are a great addition to any home revamp. In fact they are one of the most popular retrofitting window treatment choices. Custom exterior shutter installations bring many benefits to the home owner apart from the very obvious hurricane protection.
Exterior shutters, particularly Bahamas and Colonial shutters enhance the curb appeal of your home; they make your house look good from afar. Even simple fixed vinyl shutters can be a useful addition if you are looking for aesthetic shutters. Vinyl does not need painting and is a low-maintenance shutter. Vinyl is used to develop plantation shutters that add to the value of your home. Wood and composite are other materials used to develop plantation shutters. Both offer choices in terms of paints and stains and also give good insulation against wind and heat. Custom exterior shutters designed as per the architecture of your house can be given a wood-like appearance and texture and yet be sturdy enough to achieve storm protection certification. Check with home improvement contractors to get ideas on the best suited for your house; particularly if you are living in a historical home and looking for exact replica shutters.
Fiberglass shutters reinforced with aluminum offer storm protection and act as hurricane shutters offering excellent storm protection. Exterior shutters also offer intrusion protection. Accordion rolling shutters and aluminum rolling shutters are popular choices for guarding the privacy and ensuring security. External shutters also offer insulation, keeping the house cool in summers and warm in winters. The adjustable slats in wooden and aluminum shutters let you govern the amount of air and light that should be allowed to come in. By controlling the extent of light into a room you get UV protection as well as limiting sun damage to your furniture.
Exterior shutters also offer noise damping, a neat quality for those who are particular about their afternoon naps. Aluminum rolling shutters that have a double-walled construction and foam filling are particularly suitable for offering sound damping.
David G. - July - 2018 - Sarasota, Florida
We wanted to self-install so we bought accordions and roll downs from Empire Construction.We measured our window and patio and sent Empire the specs.The shutters were an exact match.Installation is very doable for two reasonably mechanical people. In this case it was only one mechanical person and some extra hands. The accordions were a breeze as installation was mostly marking holes for spots, drilling holes, and screwing them in.Our accordions have locking pins that hold them open and act as a second lock when closed. Even if a projectile breaks the lock the rods will keep the shutters closed.These shutters are Bertha HV1. They are High Velocity Hurricane Zone Approved. Having seen a wide range of shutters we are extremely happy with the quality of the product we received!!
Jim J. - June - 2018 - Homestead , Florida
I installed fourteen aluminum accordion shutters which I purchased from Empire Construction.I could not be happier with my choice.The shutters are made very well and are powder-coated.The purchase included all of the required hardware which was powder-coated to match the shutters.The company is very customer-oriented.Michael and his staff were wonderful.They were attentive, helpful, and a delight to work with.The installation video on the website made the installation very easy.I highly recommend Empire Construction to anyone considering a purchase of hurricane shutters. Thanks again. Please say Hi to everyone,