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August 21st, 2018

Preparing your property for an incoming hurricane or tropical storm can be easier than you may think. If you buy the right storm protection product – one that is easy to use, provides full coverage for your windows and doors, and meets the necessary impact rating standards – you will be able to secure your home or business before a storm without worry. If the storm protection product is also affordable, that’s even better! Empire Construction & Development makes protecting your property from storms easy and affordable with our aluminum storm panels and Clearguard clear panels.


When you buy aluminum hurricane panels from Empire Construction & Development, you’ll get panels that are tested and dependable. Storm panels can be used on the exterior of almost any window or door, and can be installed vertically or horizontally on an opening. Our storm panels are engineered to blend well with any architectural style. Aluminum storm panels provide storm protection when you need it, and are made to be taken down and stored when not needed. With storm panels, you can get maximum storm protection with minimal alterations to the exterior of your home or commercial building.


Clear hurricane panels also provide the ease of use and trusted protection of aluminum panels, but with an added benefit – you can see through them! Our durable clear panels protect your home from high winds and flying debris during a storm. By letting light in, these panels also eliminate the blackout effect of other panels and shutters. Clear panels can be left up all season, saving storm preparation time for homeowners and business owners. Empire Construction & Development sells the highest quality clear storm panels on the market.


Our aluminum panels and clear panels adhere to the strictest wind codes and impact tests. Since our storm panels are designed with a two-inch rise panel design, they are stronger than flat panels. And unlike plywood, panels can be easily used year after year. Hurricane panels from Empire Construction & Development can be used with or without a track, and installing storm panels is an easy DIY project.


When you order your panels from Empire Construction & Development, you can order panels to fit the size of your opening. Our panels are custom designed to fit each of your windows or doors, covering each opening securely without any unnecessary overhang. Don’t pay for more panel than you need, and don’t leave uncovered gaps on your windows – order panels in the sizes you need from Empire Construction & Development.


Empire Construction & Development provides the high-quality storm shutters and panels our customers need. For a free price quote on storm panels, contact us. Call 888-474-3555 to speak to a helpful member of our team about your storm panel order, or to hear about our storm panel and hurricane shutter deals. Protect your residential or commercial building from broken windows and other storm damage with aluminum panels and Clearguard clear panels from Empire Construction & Development.

August 20th, 2018

Treasure Island in Pinellas County, Florida lies in a high-risk hurricane zone. Since 1930, 72 hurricanes have been recorded in the Treasure Island, FL. The last hurricane to hit Treasure Island was Claudette in 2009.

Impact colonial shutters by Empire Construction and Development Corp., can withstand wind speeds in excess of 140 mph. These shutters are a permanent addition to any property. Hurricane Shutters Florida manufactures colonial shutters from heavy extruded aluminum. Our shutters adhere to the strictest wind codes, including the Florida Building Code’s High Velocity Hurricane Zone Protocols (HVHZ). Residents of Miami-Dade and Monroe County can install these shutters.

If you wish to protect your Treasure Island homes and properties from wind speeds of up to 140 mph and also have an unobstructed view then high-visibility impact colonial shutters are also an alternative. You can install these instead of regular impact colonial shutters, but do not have a perforated metal backing.

Our roster of qualified contractors will ensure that the shutters installed meet design and mounting requirements of the Florida Building Code, International Building Code, and Texas Department of Insurance.

Along with Bahama Shutters, colonial shutters add to the architectural appeal of a property. They can easily be closed when a storm approaches. Colonial shutters are easily installed and in 15 minutes, you can set these up for your property. Larger openings can be secured with bi-fold panels. Our hurricane shutters feature a powder coated finish, and you have a choice in colors to complement the décor of your property.

Colonial shutters are stacked on either side of the window. For a seamless look, you can choose colonial shutters with no visible screws or mitered edges. Contact us to learn more, and get a free quote.

August 20th, 2018

The city of St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida is among the most populous in Florida. The city is renowned for its beaches, museums, a high standard of living, and affordability. St Petersburg lies less than 8 feet above sea level, and every time a storm threatens this barrier island community, people worry about the impending flooding and damage from hurricane winds.

You need hurricane protection, not only to protect your property from hurricane damage but also to keep it safe from vandals when you are not at home or are forced to evacuate following a storm warning.

Empire Construction and Development Corp., is one the leading purveyors of hurricane shutters in Florida. We stock the best quality hurricane shutters. And because we ship directly from our factory, we sell at rates far lower than what our competitors charge. Our business is well-connected with a network of hurricane shutter contractors that service St. Petersburg and other parts of Florida. Get a free quote. Check out the online quoting tool to compare our rates with others in the business. Contact us.

Rolldown hurricane shutters, impact windows, hurricane fabric, accordion shutters, Bahama shutters, and colonial shutters are the shutters you can choose from for your St Petersburg property.

Get custom-built shutters for your needs. We can ship products across the nation. Hurricane Shutters Florida manufactures and sells shutters that are approved by the Miami-Dade and Florida Building Code.

Do you know how convenient and durable fabric shutters are? These shutters are translucent and very light in weight. These are easy to store and deploy. You can install fabric hurricane shutters by Empire Construction in High Velocity Hurricane Zones. These shutters can withstand pressures of up to 195 PSF, the equivalent of winds at 276 mph.

Give your property in St. Petersburg the right kind of hurricane protection. Choose from the variety of shutters we sell. Get in touch, get a free quote, find out if you’re eligible for insurance rebates.

August 20th, 2018

The town of Redington Beach in Pinellas County, Florida sits on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. The city, with its parks and open spaces, attracts tourists and beach lovers. With its location, it also attracts hurricanes and tropical storms, and the flooding of the low-lying areas that can happen during the hurricane season from June 1 to November 30.

Redington Beach has been designated a Special Flood Hazard Area, with a 25% probability of facing flood every 30 years. The floods happen when the hurricanes arrive. Redington Beach is in Hurricane Evacuation Zone A.

You need hurricane shutters if you live in Redington Beach, Florida. Do not think of these as a luxury, but as a necessary investment that once made will repay you many times over, over the years. At Empire Construction and Development Corp., we totally understand that home owners and businesses seek affordable and quality hurricane shutters, and we provide this to communities in Florida and other states.

Safeguarding windows and doors during a hurricane is of paramount importance because once the 140+ mph winds enter the house, they can easily blow away the roof and also damage everything inside. Buy directly from our factory and save! We carry all types of Miami-Dade and Florida Building Code approved hurricane protection products. Go to our online quoting tool to get the best quotes for Redington Beach. Contact us.

Our rolldown shutters are the sturdiest you can find, shield your property from 150mph winds. Accordion shutters sold by Hurricane Shutters Florida can cover any opening, glide smoothly on tracks, and serve as excellent defense against theft. Bahama and Colonial shutters provide hurricane protection and add to the curb appeal of the property.

Get custom-built hurricane shutters that comply with federal and state stipulations for hurricane protection. You may be eligible for insurance discounts.

August 20th, 2018

Indian Shores in Pinellas County, Florida is a beach front community, and the area is exposed to sea winds. It is also exposed to violent storms and hurricanes. The last major hurricane to hit Indian Shores was Andrea in 2013. It’s almost as if the area is due for a hurricane any time now.

Protect your property from gale force winds with our Bahama shutters. These are designed to withstand 140 mph+ winds. Bahama shutters have been a favorite with Key West residents favoring beautiful Bahama shutters for more than 50 years.

You, too, can add to the appeal of your property and also give it the necessary hurricane protection with Bahama shutters by Empire Construction and Development Corporation.

Add more than just exotic appeal to your property. Add to the property value, and add to the property’s impression in the eyes of onlookers as well as insurers. With these Bahama shutters, manufactured from heavy extruded aluminum and satisfying the requirements of the Florida Building Code, International Building Code, and the Texas Department of Insurance, your house or commercial establishment is totally safe from hurricanes.

Only Bahama shutters offer the best mix of style, safety, and shade. If you’re a resident outside Dade, Broward, and Monroe Counties, then these shutters by Hurricane Shutters Florida, which satisfy the strictest wind codes in the country including Florida’s High Velocity Hurricane Zone HVHZ, are a great choice that will also give you additional privacy.

Our Bahama shutters are not only easy to install but also very easy to operate. These permanently mounted shutters are at a 45 degree angle, and can be opened up to 90 degrees.

For extra visibility, you may want to consider our High Visibility Bahama shutters that have the same aesthetic appeal as impact shutters.

Install our Bahama shutters and keep out the heat, dust, and harsh sunlight. Manipulate the louvers to allow gentle, filtered sunlight to come in. To learn more and get a quote, contact us.

August 19th, 2018

Clearwater in Pinellas County, Florida is regarded as among the best places for retirees in America. If you have a property in this beautiful town, then you do know that Clearwater is often buffeted by hurricanes. In 2017, hurricane Irma damaged properties worth $1.5 million. You don’t want that to happen to your property, especially if you’re a retiree. The answer lies in choosing the right hurricane shutters.

Empire Construction & Development provides excellent options in hurricane protection. Our Bahama shutters, accepted by the Miami-Dade County Product Control Division, Florida Building Code, and the International Building Code, are among the most popular shutters that we inventory.

Our clients all over Florida choose Bahama shutters for their hurricane protection properties, their ability to add to the exterior décor, ease of installation, easy operation from within and without, choice in colors, security features, and the availability of ventilation, sunlight, and easy adjustment for privacy.

Bahama shutters are attached permanently over the windows. The horizontal arms holding the shutters enable comfortable viewing through the slats. Deploy the shutter smoothly by unfastening the arms and locking the shutters in place.

If you want your house to acquire a beautiful look, then install these shutters. However, installing these shutters is a little more involved task as compared to accordion and roll down shutters.

Bahama shutters by Empire Construction provide hurricane security and great curb appeal. If you ever place your property for sale, be assured that the Bahama shutters installed will contribute to raising the asking price of the property. Cut electricity costs with Bahama shutters. Allow ventilation and airiness while keeping the harsh sun out.

Impact rated Bahama shutters can get you insurance discounts.

Made from durable aluminum, Bahama shutters sold by Hurricane Shutters Florida can be opened 90 degrees, allowing you excellent views when you want to enjoy these. You’ll never be boxed in with Bahama shutters. Contact us today for hurricane shutter installation in Clearwater, Florida.

August 19th, 2018

New Port Richey in Pasco County, Florida lies in a high-risk hurricane zone. Since 1930, New Port Richey, FL is in a high-risk hurricane zone. 70 hurricanes have been recorded in the New Port Richey, FL since 1930. The largest hurricane was Unnamed in 1945. The most recent New Port Richey, FL hurricane was Andrea in 2013.

Impact resistant windows and doors are an alternative to shutters. Technological advancements have made it possible for homeowners to install such windows for stress-free and aesthetically pleasing hurricane protection.

The best time to install impact windows is when you’re constructing a new house. These windows can also be retrofitted for different window sizes, shapes, frames, and colors. Empire Construction sells hurricane resistant impact windows that complement any existing architecture.

EARTHWISE vinyl and vinyl impact windows are hurricane rated and built to work in the weather peculiar to Southeast USA. This means our hurricane impact windows will withstand salty air breezes and the heat, and not suffer damage.

Vinyl, as a window construction material, has been around for four decades. Vinyl window frames are used in South Florida. Unlike wooden-framed windows, vinyl ones comply with federal energy star ratings and may help you achieve eligibility for a tax rebate.

Aluminum is easily the most popular window frame type in South Florida. These frames are long-lasting and durable. Aluminum frames held in place with stainless steel fasteners and durable hardware that won’t corrode in the salty air.

The best range of energy-efficient and durable hurricane impact windows is to be found with Hurricane Shutters Florida. Be assured of the most competitive pricing. Contact us today for the most suitable hurricane protection for your property in New Port Richey.

August 18th, 2018

Storm panels for properties in Holiday, Pasco County, Florida offer several benefits, and one of the most useful is that storm panels can be custom engineered for any opening.

The Census Designated Town of Holiday is no stranger to hurricanes. Over the years, it has suffered the wrath of Andrea in 2013, and before it Debby, Claudette, Fay, Barry, and many others.

Empire Shutters offer Holiday, Florida businesses and private properties the best quality storm panels that will meet custom specifications for the length and breadth of openings to be covered. As compared to flat panels, the 2” and 2 ¼” profile design of storm panels by Hurricane Shutters Florida, are 25% stronger. These comply with the wind codes of Miami-Dade County product control division, Florida Building Code, and the International Building Code.

You can choose from stainless steel panels, aluminum panels, and Protexan storm panels. Clear Protexan panel afford a clear view. These lightweight panels allow the passage of light, bringing down power bills and also disinfecting the interiors with the natural goodness of sunlight. Storm panels offered by Hurricane Shutters Florida carry a 10-year warranty against yellowing and breaking, and when placed along with storm bars, they can cover a height of up to 20 feet.

Your property can be secured in less than one hour. The panels slide easily into a header track and are fastened to the track below. We use wing nuts with washers. You can also opt for panels that can be directly attached to the walls with a concrete anchor and stainless-steel screws.

The steel panels we offer are the cheapest option. They are ideal for heavy-duty security requirements of commercial establishments. You can choose to place alternate strips of clear panels and metal panels to allow passage of light while not totally opening up the interiors to the outside.

The following lengths are in stock: 33″, 45″, 58″, 69″, 88″, 104″.

August 18th, 2018

Crystal River in Citrus County, Florida lies to the northeast of Kings Bay and the eponymously named river. Crystal River lies in a high-risk hurricane zone. Since 1930, the area has been seen 60 hurricanes.

Consider securing your premises from the damage caused by hurricane winds and the debris that they can fling at your property by installing accordion shutters.

Accordion shutters offer a great advantage of swift deployment. Once accordion shutters are in place, you need not worry about having to install new windows every time a storm damages the old ones. The interiors of your premises will be safe from damage.

Accordion shutters can be deployed by one person, and can cover wide widths as well as curved openings that roll down shutters may not be able to cover. Empire Construction and Development offers the best accordion shutters for Crystal River and at the best prices. Heavy duty locks offer maximum security and protection from attempts to tamper with the shutters when you are not around. Extruded aluminum slats are of the highest quality and extremely durable. These block all that hurricanes can hurl at them.

Hurricane Shutters Florida will put you in touch with the best accordion shutter contractors in Crystal River so that you can choose shutters that are easy to use, with secure locking, and easily foldable for compact storing.

When you install accordion shutters in Crystal River, you not only obtain protection for your property but also increase its resale value. You will find buyers for your property more readily when the property is properly secured with hurricane shutters. Empire Shutters assures you of the ideal storm protection.

The accordion shutters you’ll have installed will move easily on heavy-duty nylon wheels. With minimum maintenance, of the tracks and slats you can keep these shutters working smoothly for years.

The shutters can be installed on stand-alone properties, condominiums, and even in high rise buildings.

Choose from white, ivory, beige, and bronze colors for the accordion shutters. Call us for a quote or get it online. We can install shutters in two weeks during the off season and in around four weeks during hurricane season.

August 17th, 2018

The Cayman Islands are known to have beautiful beaches and a year-round tropical climate that makes the three islands a popular destination for tourists. But the islands are also located in an area of the Caribbean that’s most prone to hurricane activity. Homes, hotels, resorts, restaurants, and bars in the Cayman Islands need to have the best storm protection available. Storm panels from Empire Construction & Development are easy to use, cost-effective, and protect against storm damage.


Hurricanes, tropical cyclones, and tropical storms can bring high winds, heavy rain, and the potential for serious storm damage to the Caribbean. A hurricane that forms in the Atlantic can easily reach a dangerous size and intensity by the time it reaches the Cayman Islands. 160 KMH (100 MPH) wind speeds or greater can turn common objects into flying projectiles. Storm panels can deflect these flying objects, and protect your property against other wind and rain damage. Our hurricane panels are engineered to adhere to the most stringent wind codes.


Aluminum hurricane panels are a trusted storm protection product for property owners in the Caribbean. Aluminum panels are the most affordable way to protect your home from storms. Property owners in the Cayman Islands can secure their homes and businesses without breaking the bank when they buy aluminum storm panels from Empire Construction & Development. Our aluminum panels provide top-quality protection – they have been reviewed and accepted by the International Building code. Aluminum panels are durable, and easy to install.


Clearguard clear panels offer reliable storm protection, and allow for visibility. You can install clear hurricane panels on your windows and leave them up all hurricane season, since they are see-through and won’t make your store, restaurant or bar in the Cayman Islands appear closed. Clear storm panels are made from a tough polycarbonate resin, and are strong yet lightweight for easy installation and stacking/storage. Clear hurricane panels from Empire Construction & Development come with a ten-year warranty against yellowing and breakage. Our clear panels have passed the most stringent impact tests, and provide excellent protection for any building in Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman.


At Empire Construction & Development, we provide superior storm protection products to our customers in the Caribbean. To find out the cost of hurricane panels in the Cayman Islands, contact us for a price quote. To get a price instantly, use the online quoting tool on our website. Select the product you need and enter the width and height of each opening, in inches. To find out about special sales and deals on hurricane panels and shutters, or for any other questions about storm panels, call: 888-474-3555. Get aluminum panels and clear panels from Empire Construction & Development for your property in the Cayman Islands today!

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