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Do I Really Need Hurricane Shutters for My Windows?

Monday, August 5th, 2019

It’s easy to overlook hurricane preparedness when you haven’t experienced a hurricane in several years. But, if you live in an area prone to hurricane activity, you already know the devastating injuries and property damage a major hurricane can leave in its wake. It’s important to take the necessary steps and a reasonable amount of time to prepare your home and family before a storm strike. Many homeowners neglect the seriousness of properly securing their home for a major storm, or else they do so hastily when a storm is zeroing in. 

Some home and business owners consider plywood an adequate material for preparing their home for a hurricane. They inaccurately assume that as long as their windows are covered, they’ll be protected during a storm. However, plywood has many drawbacks. First of all, plywood is not truly impact resistant. During a hurricane, objects and debris can be thrown around by the forceful storm winds at over one hundred miles an hour. Plywood tends to absorb moisture and can soften and weaken over time. Plywood isn’t actually a solid piece of wood. It is made of many smaller pieces pressed together giving it a porous surface. This porosity can cause plywood to act as a sponge when it comes to water absorption. The porous surface allows the wood to be flexible which might be useful for construction purposes because it allows walls to have some flex to them, but during a hurricane, porous wet wood panels is the last thing you want protecting your glass windows.

When exposed to water, plywood loses its structural integrity and never fully returns to its original state once it dries. That’s why most plywood ends up in the landfill after a storm.  Another downfall of plywood is that it can chip, splinter and peel. It’s also heavy and cumbersome to handle. When not in use and being stored outside or in a humid garage, it can attract termites and grow mildew and mold. Once that happens, the plywood should be rendered useless as a means of storm protection for windows and you’ll need to call an exterminator to manage the termites. Additionally, If you choose plywood for your windows, you will probably need to buy it every year which can get costly and very time-consuming when you consider your time spent standing in long lines at the hardware store waiting to purchase plywood.

The safest and most cost and time effective solution for storm protection for your home or commercial property is to invest in durable factory direct hurricane shutters from www.hurricaneshuttersflorida.com, a leading manufacturer and online seller of quality hurricane shutters and storm protection products.  At Hurricane Shutters Florida, there are many different buying options when it comes to impact hurricane shutters. Hurricane Shutters Florida manufactures and ships many of its quality hurricane shutters all over the world, including rolling shutters, Bahama shutters, aluminum shutters, storm panels, and colonial shutters

 The convenience of buying factory direct hurricane shutters online means that one-time purchase will protect your home indefinitely. Our hurricane shutters are built in accordance with the Miami-Dade County product control division, Florida Building Code, and the International Building Code and can withstand highspeed projectiles aimed at your windows. Our Storm Shutters are also designed without a flat surface area to help disperse the impact at the point of contact.

Plywood is flat and when something hits it at highspeed, all of that impact force is directed at the initial point of contact. This means smaller items traveling at a high velocity can be more damaging to plywood than a bigger item projecting blunt force. A large surface area can more evenly distribute impact force, but a smaller surface absorbs all the force into a much more concentrated contact point, weakening its structure. Once there is a weakening or break in the plywood, air rushes in and can pull the board right off your home and leave your windows and interior exposed and vulnerable to the elements outside.

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If you have been thinking, “Do I really need hurricane shutters on my home?” The answer is always YES! YES! and YES! Your home is one of the biggest investments in your lifetime. Call us today at 954-474-3557 and 888-474-3555 for a free quote. Don’t wait until it’s too late!

Choosing the Best Hurricane Shutters for Your Home or Business

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Do you want your storm shutters to remain on your home or business year-round? 

     Permanent Storm Shutters are a wise safety and financial investment if you are a homeowner (or a business owner). Hurricane storm shutters that remain affixed above or beside your windows, glass sliding doors and other opens, offer reliable storm protection year-round. They also add to the overall market value and equity of your property.     

Once installed, they can be easily opened and closed in minutes saving you the valuable time needed to gather and secure your other storm supplies before the arrival of a hurricane. If tornadoes are a threat to your region, you will have very little notice that one is in the area. There won’t be enough time to screw in storm panels over your windows but there will be plenty of time to protect your home when you have permanently installed hurricane shutters. Hurricanes and tornadoes won’t stand a chance when you have the best impact storm shutters from www.hurricanseshuttersflorida.com.   

Do you want hurricane shutters that can be easily installed and then removed after the storm has passed?

     These durable and affordable storm shutters can be installed on any window or opening by using a convenient reinforced, self-aligning track system that is secured with washer-based wing nuts, providing for a simple set-up and removal. These shutters have been specially engineered to be stacked neatly and stored in your garage or shed. Our storm panels provide excellent durability and ease of installation so you  can secure your entire house quickly. Our Aluminum Storm Panels and Clear Polycarbonate panels were designed to make it easy for a homeowner or handyman to install.

Are you looking for storm shutters that also add some curb appeal to your home?

     Bahama Shutters add a tropical island flavor to your home and create a strong protective barrier during severe weather. Our Bahama shutters are manufactured using heavy extruded aluminum so they will stand up to even the worst hurricanes. This design gives the homeowner excellent visibility through the aluminum horizontal slats.

     Colonial Hurricane Shutters bring that old southern architectural flare to your home. Our Colonial Shutters are constructed of heavy aluminum, making them extremely reliable and weatherproof. As with Bahama Shutters, Colonial Hurricane Shutters also provide permanent shade protection for your home during those hot summer months.

Roll Down Hurricane Shutters are another popular option. They deliver sleek and unobstructed storm protection for your home or commercial property and are easy to operate either manually or electronically. Our Roll Down Shutters have been engineered with precise metal workmanship and they are available in many colors to fit the style of your home.

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Aluminum Hurricane Panels and Clear Hurricane Shutters are the most cost-effective protection against the violent winds and pelting rains from hurricanes and tropical storms. Our aluminum hurricane panels, and our clear polycarbonate hurricane shutters, have been engineered to meet or exceed the most stringent wind codes in the country and have been reviewed and accepted by the Miami-Dade County product control division, Florida Building Code, and the International Building Code. Our Storm Panels provide economical and effective protection from any storm or hurricane. If you have any questions about which type of hurricane shutters are the best choice for your home and budget, please call us 877-985-3130 or visit www.hurricanseshuttersflorida.com.