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Hurricane Season Has Arrived! Are You Ready for It?

        Whipping winds, tormenting tides, devastating downpours. It’s that time of the year again. Hurricane season is knocking on your door and it’s bringing a host of dramatic and dangerous weather with it. According to NASA, hurricanes are the most violent storms, which is why it is necessary to make sure you and your home are fully prepared.



  •   *  Gather at least three days of non-perishable food per person that does not require cooking. Preferably items that have a long shelf life such as: MRE’s, granola bars, trail mix, canned tuna, peanut butter, crackers and jerky are great options that have long shelf life.
  •      *  For pet owners, don’t forget Fido and Mr. Whiskers. Make sure you have enough food stored for you pets.


  •   *  Generally speaking, healthy adults can survive (although miserably) without food for a period of time. The same cannot be said for water. You do not want to go more than three days without clean drinking water. Dehydration can quickly turn into a serious medical concern. Ideally, you should have one gallon of water per person per day.
  •   *  A great addition to extra water bottles can be water purifiers like pump microfilters, iodine tablets, UV purifiers and emergency filter straws.


  •   *  Pack a bag with some extra clothing just in case you need to evacuate your home in an emergency. Jackets, ponchos, pants, T-shirts, extra socks and undergarments are a few essentials to pack.


  •    *  If you have little ones, you will need to stock up on diapers, baby wipes, formula, clothing, and food for baby.


  •   *  Having a first aid kit is vital in an emergency. You can purchase pre-assembled first aid kits or build your own with essential items including, gloves, antibacterial wipes, fever-reducing medications, such as aspirin, acetaminophen, or ibuprofen, gauze, Band-Aids, tourniquets, tweezers and eyewash. Make sure you store your first aid kit in a weather-proof container.


  •   *  You may not have access to pharmacies during a hurricane. Most stores will close during a hurricane and may remain closed afterwards due to power outages or storm damage. Additionally, roads can be blocked by storm debris preventing travel. It’s important to have extra medication or prescriptions stored in a safe place before a storm hits.


  •   *  Collect copies of vital documents, such as insurance policies, medical cards, passports, birth certificates and ID cards in case of property destruction or a medical emergency. Be sure to secure everything in water-tight containers. A print-out of important phone numbers should also be stored in a waterproof bag or container in case you lose access to your mobile contact information.
  •   *  It’s also a good idea to have extra cash on hand because credit cards may not be accepted, and you know what they say “money talks.


  •  *  Top off your automobiles with gas and have extra gasoline stored in approved containers. Propane tanks for grilling can also be very useful post-storm.
  •   *  Fully charge your mobile devices as well as back-up batteries and gather the necessary cables needed to connect them.
  •   *  Don’t forget flashlights, batteries, a generator and inexpensive solar lights (for after the storm).


        One of the most important ways to protect your family and home, is to install quality, impact  hurricane storm shutters. Windows are the Achilles heel of your home. Putting up plywood is not a safe or practical option. During a hurricane, debris such as tree branches, flower pots, roof tiles, and lawn furniture (yours or your neighbor’s) can be hurled at your home and windows by wind speeds exceeding 100 mph. can provide you with a quality selection of impact resistant storm shutters that are engineered to meet the strictest codes of the Miami-Dade County product control division, Florida Building Code, and the International Building Codes.

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        In addition to personal injuries, a broken window can create extensive damage to your walls, furniture, sentimental items and especially your roof. Wind that enters your home through smashed windows, can cause pressure-buildup which can lift your roof from the inside. will provide you with the most cost-effective solution to help you secure your windows and other openings and prevent a severe storm from entering your home. 

        For more information on hurricane protection and storm shutters for your home or business, call us at 954-474-3557 or 1-888-474-3555 to speak to one of our highly trained representatives. Let us walk you through the best solution to protect your property during a hurricane.  You can also visit our shutter website and order your hurricane storm shutters online at We even have a convenient online pricing tool that will give you a FREE QUOTE on the shutters you’ll need to stay safe this hurricane season.  

What Are Hurricane Panels?

Hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th each year. On average the U.S coastline can expect three hurricanes during a typical 2-year period, one of which will become a major hurricane. 

Have you begun taking the necessary steps to prepare your family, home or business from the threat of a dangerous tropical storm or hurricane? If not, it’s never too late to start. 

Here are a few suggestions to get you started with your hurricane preparations:

  1. 1. Assemble a basic emergency kit that contains flashlights, generators, batteries, emergency radio and first aid kits.
  2. 2. Gather and safely store important documents such as insurance policies, important phone contacts, identification cards and certificates.
  3. 3. Store a 3-day supply of non-perishable foods, 1 gallon of water per person per day for 3 days for drinking and sanitation, prescriptions, and don’t forget for your pets.
  4. 4. Consider how you will protect your windows from flying debris. Aluminum Storm Panels are impact resistant an affordable yet effective defense against high velocity winds.
  5. 5. Create an evacuation plan for you and your family. Familiarize yourself with your zone’s evacuation route and shelter locations.

If you’re tired of making a mad dash to the hardware store and standing in long lines for plywood for your windows, maybe it is time to consider upgrading to sturdy, removable aluminum storm panels or clear panels that are easy to install and easy to remove. 

At, we offer .050″ aluminum and clear polycarbonate storm panels that have been engineered to meet the Florida Building Code, Miami-Dade County product control division and the International Building Code.

Our impact storm panels are designed to slip into an easy to use track which is available in a white or bronze finish. Our storm panels can also be attached directly to the wall without tracks using concrete anchors and stainless-steel screws.

Our aluminum storm shutters, and our clear shutters are designed to be compact which allows them to be stacked for easy storage in your garage or shed. Ten panels stack to approximately one inch in depth.

We offer the highest-quality aluminum storm shutters in the industry that come in various sizes: 33″, 45″, 58″, 69″, 88″, 104”. We manufacture and ship custom size aluminum storm shutters to fit any sized window or opening, no matter the size or shape. Our hurricane storm panels are easy to use and can secure your entire house quickly and are the most cost-effective way to protect your home or business.

Our hurricane aluminum shutters can be ordered online and will be shipped anywhere in the USA or abroad. International orders will be delivered to your recommended shipper. All orders are carefully boxed and crated for shipping to ensure they are not damaged. 

Visit us today for your FREE online hurricane shutter quote at We are one of the largest, most technologically advanced manufacturers of aluminum storm panels, accordion shutters, roll-downs, Bahamas, and colonials available on the market today. You can also call us at 954-474-3557 or 1-888-474-3555 if you have any questions about our excellent hurricane protection products.

Use This Checklist to Prepare for Hurricane Season

How ready are you for hurricane season this year? Staying prepared throughout the Atlantic and Pacific storm season means being ready for high winds, flooding, loss of power, and other effects of a hurricane. Getting storm-ready is a must if you live in any of the areas that are susceptible to hurricane strikes. If you want to make sure you’re ready for a strong storm this year, brush up on hurricane preparedness pointers at and use this checklist from to prepare for hurricane season:

  • *  Sign up for emergency alerts in your area, as recommended on This way, you’ll be notified when a storm is a danger to your community and you can take appropriate action if and when the time comes.
  • *  Know evacuation routes from your home or other building. Know where the nearest shelters are and go over your evacuation plan with your family so that you’re ready in the event of a mandatory evacuation.
  • *  Know where to take shelter in your home if you plan on remaining there during a hurricane. recommends taking shelter in “a small, interior, windowless room” at the lowest level of your building that is safe from rising flood waters.
  • *  Stock up on storm supplies for at least three days, including: water, canned/non-perishable food, batteries, flashlights, and a small radio. Ensure you have enough of any necessary medications and first aid supplies. And don’t forget about your pets – you’ll need at least three days’ worth of food and water for each of your animals too.    
  • *  Protect important documents by placing them in waterproof containers and storing them in a safe place.
  • *  Make sure you can protect your windows and doors from high winds, flying debris, breakage, and other storm dangers. Installing strong hurricane shutters on your windows, glass doors, and other building openings allows you to quickly and easily secure these vulnerable areas on your home or commercial building. Hurricane-rated shutters protect against costly wind and water damage and using them can make your building safer during a hurricane.

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As leaders in manufacturing reliable, affordable storm protection products, we at Empire Construction & Development help our customers stay safe and protect their property during hurricanes and other storms. If you’re looking for the best accordion hurricane shutters, rolling hurricane shutters, colonial hurricanes shutters, Bahama hurricane shutters, and storm panels around, check out our products. For questions about finding the best type of impact-rated storm shutter for your home or commercial building, call: 888-474-3555 to speak to our hurricane shutter experts. Check window and door protection off of your storm prep list – buy the storm shutters you need. At our website,, you can order affordable aluminum hurricane shutters for your windows, doors, patio, storefront, and more. For a free quote on the cost of your shutter order, contact us now or call: 888-474-3555. Get shutters that will help make hurricane preparation for your home or business easy and complete when you shop online at

How to Prepare for Hurricane Season in South Florida

“They’re moving WHERE? What about the hurricanes?!” This sort of reaction may sound familiar to some of the many people who’ve moved to South Florida in recent years.  Relocating to South Florida will get you sunshine, palm trees, and beaches, heat and humidity, too, but hurricanes are something you can’t rule out either. For half of each year – from June 1 to November 30 – South Floridians have to stay prepared and protect themselves and their homes from the possibility of a direct or indirect hurricane strike.

These powerful storms can be dangerous, and storm damage can occur from a hurricane of any category. Being prepared for a hurricane, however, can decrease the risk of storm damage and keep you and your family safe during and after a storm. According to the preparedness information you can read in full on, if you want to be prepared for hurricanes, you should:

Be informed – Know your area’s flood risks, evacuation routes, and where the storm shelters near you are. You should sign up for emergency alerts and go over your hurricane safety plan with your family.

Have supplies – Have enough water, canned goods, medications, pet food, and other supplies for at least three days. Buying these items and keeping them stocked in your pantry is a good way to stay prepared throughout hurricane season. recommends restocking an emergency preparedness kit with necessary supplies in the 36 hours before a storm.

Prepare your home – Your drains and gutters should be cleared. Trees near your home should be trimmed. Items like patio furniture and flowerpots can be picked up by hurricane-force winds and turned into dangerous missiles. These items should be placed inside a shed or garage or brought indoors.  Flammable items like propane tanks should be secured outside, tucked away in a sheltered corner. On, it’s advised that you cover your windows, and that “permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows.”  

Get the best hurricane protection for your windows, doors, patio, and more when you buy storm impact shutters from The hurricane-rated shutters you’ll find on this site are custom-made and for sale at factory direct prices. You can order custom built, impact-rated shutters, including:

  • *  Accordion hurricane shutters
  • *  Rolling hurricane shutters
  • *  Bahama hurricane shutters
  • *  Colonial hurricane shutters
  • *  Storm panels (clear and aluminum)

If you need storm protection products for your home or commercial building in South Florida, you’ll save money when you shop for shutters at discount prices online at Aluminum storm panels and Protexan clear storm panels are also for sale at this one-stop hurricane shutters website. See all of the storm protection products for sale at or call: 888-474-3555 to speak to a shutter expert about finding the best type of hurricane shutters for your home or business in Miami Dade, Broward, Palm Beach or Martin County.

Preparing for a hurricane can take some time, some shopping around for supplies – but getting shutters for your building is simple when you buy from For over ten years, homeowners and business owners in South Florida, throughout the US, and around the word have relied on these strong, affordable hurricane shutters made by Empire Construction & Development. Read customer testimonials here, and then contact us for a free quote on the cost of the hurricane shutters you want. Make preparing for hurricane season in South Florida easier with hurricane shutters from   

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Get ready for hurricane season with huge savings on accordion hurricane shutters at factory direct prices

It is finally summertime and families are embarking on fun vacations, the kids are out of school, and people are constantly finding themselves sunbathing at a pool or lounging at the beach. Even with all the relaxation that summer brings, you cannot fully embrace it until you secure your hurricane shutters for this year’s upcoming hurricane season. That’s because with sweet summer comes sour hurricane season right behind it. Lucky for you, and thanks to Empire Construction & Development, you can continue relaxing all summer after just a few clicks on your computer.

Empire Construction & Development is one of the most cutting-edge custom storm shield manufacturers in not only the United States but throughout the world. Empire Construction & Development will ship our hurricane shutters to any location nationwide and even internationally. We are an A-rated company with over 35 years of experience in the construction industry and the manufacturing and sales of storm shutters. In fact, all our storm panels are accepted by the Miami-Dade County product control division, the Florida Building Code, and the International Building Code. We offer a variety of durable storm protection products to our customers, including, roll-down shutters, Bahamas, colonials, clear and aluminum storm panels, and our top-selling accordion hurricane shutters. We sell our storm shutters at factory direct prices which means huge savings on our accordion hurricane shutters and other storm shields and decorative shutters.

Accordion shutters are an effective but sleek way to protect your home or business this season. Our specially engineered shutters are custom designed to fit any size windows, entrances, balconies, and porches on your property. Our popular accordion hurricane shutters are available in white, ivory, beige, and bronze to ensure that they will be an attractive addition to any home or company. As aesthetically appealing as they look, make no mistake, our storm shutters are like armor for your home.

When a hurricane hits, our impact accordion shutters are what you need to protect your property and your loved ones. The extruded durable aluminum slats offer protection against high winds, wind-born debris, pelting rain, and even direct sunlight should you want to maintain a more comfortable temperature inside your home or business. Our shutters also offer an effective deterrent for intruders through the utilization of specially designed tamper-proof keylocks and heavy-duty locking devices at the connection points to safeguard your home or business. Accordion shutters are crafted with durable nylon wheels that allow the shutters to open and close quickly and easily. Our accordion shutters are easy to operate and offer life-time protection for you and your property. In addition, we offer a five-year warranty on all our shutters to guarantee that all our customers are more than satisfied with their purchase.

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If you want to relax this summer, check out our summer savings on accordion hurricane shutters  and protect your home or business this upcoming hurricane season without damaging your bank account. Contact us today for a FREE estimate on hurricane shutters or with any other questions you may have. Save today on our accordion hurricane shutters and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your property is hurricane ready!