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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!

Aluminum Storm Panels for Sliding Glass Doors

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

     In regions that are susceptible to severe weather conditions, installing hurricane shutters is an important safety precaution. If you live along the southern U.S. coast or in the Caribbean, installing hurricane shutters on your home or business is a must. Our aluminum storm Panels have rock-solid durability and are easy to set-up – which makes our aluminum storm panels an absolute necessity when storms and hurricanes threaten the safety of your loved ones and property.

     Our aluminum storm panels come in a variety of standard sizes but can be custom designed to fit any window, large opening, balcony or sliding glass doors. Our aluminum storm panels feature an easy-to-use track system for faster set-up. Each panel slides effortlessly into an upper and lower track, then are secured with washer-based wing nuts. If your home or business has sliding glass doors, you should most definitely consider impact resistant aluminum storm panels for this very vulnerable opening.   

What are Storm Panels?

     Storm panels are solid, removable installations that shield your windows, glass sliding doors and other openings when severe storms roll through. They are available in heavy extruded aluminum or clear polycarbonate panels. Once the danger has passed, you can remove the storm panels and store them out of the way until the next storm warning arises.

     These shutters are engineered with a compact design that allows for convenient, space-saving storage in your garage or shed. Approximately 10 aluminum storm panels stacks to just 1 inch. Hurricane shutters are used to alleviate home or business structures from damaging natural disasters and are a good choice for your storm protection needs.

Benefits of Storm Panels as Hurricane Shutters:

  •   *  Increases the safety of your home during severe storms
  •   *  Protects your home from strong winds and flying storm debris that can shatter your sliding glass doors and other openings.
  •   *  Prevents injury
  •   *  Economical when compared to other shutters types
  •   *  Can be installed vertically or horizontally
  •   *  Quick Set-up
  •   *  Increases the market value of your home
  •   *  Provides peace of mind when a storm is furiously thrashing outside.

     Removable aluminum storm panels provide the most cost-effective storm protection. They can withstand violent winds, rain, and the impact from debris thrown about during a tropical storm, tornado or hurricane. Because sliding glass doors have such a large expanse of glass, they are particularly dangerous during a severe storm if they are not shielded properly.

     During a storm, should a heavy tree branch or roof tile become airborne and slam into your sliders, dangerous shards of glass could be sent soaring through your home. Don’t take a chance, protect your glass sliding doors in the best way possible. Aluminum storm shutters are an affordable option that can withstand forcible impact during a storm.

Our affordable aluminum panels are made to order and are built to fit any opening in your home or commercial property. They will easily secure your entire house in under an hour.      

     We use only the highest quality materials to construct our shutters and because we manufacture them ourselves, we can pass along the savings to our customers.  All our storm shutters are tested and exceed the Florida and International Building Codes and Miami-Dade protocols.

Aluminum Vertical Storm Panels

     If you are interested in learning more about our aluminum storm panels or any of our other hurricane shutters and storm safety products, please visit our website HurricaneShuttersFlorida.com. It would be our pleasure to assist you in properly securing your sliding glass doors before a storm threatens. Please call us at 954-474-3557 or 1-888-474-3555. Do not wait! 

BEST STORM SHUTTERS FOR YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS

Friday, July 19th, 2019

     There are many things to consider before purchasing hurricane shutters for your home or business. Here are some factors that you may want to think about: 

  •      *  Do you want easy installation and removal?
  •      *  Do you want a compact design for easy storage?
  •      *  Are you looking for something more permanent that will blend aesthetically with any architectural style?

     Fortunately, our company’s shutter website,  HurrianeShuttersFlorida.com offers simple and reliable solutions to meet all of your storm and security protection needs, and your budget. Our company’s hurricane shutters have been carefully designed to meet the most stringent wind codes in the country to protect your home and family. When you buy our hurricane shutters online you will have peace of mind knowing that our hurricane shutters have been reviewed and approved by the Miami-Dade County product control division, Florida Building Code, and the International Building Code. Additionally, you will be purchasing your storm shutters online from our company, Empire Construction Development, Inc. which has with more than 35 years of experience in design, sales, manufacturing, and construction.

     Our many customers which include, home and business owners, builders and contractors, rely on us for the best solutions for protecting their homes and businesses. We are experts in the building industry, which enables us to deliver the highest level of satisfaction to our valued customers in the U.S and worldwide.

ROLL DOWN SHUTTERS

     Our custom-designed Roll Down Shutters are manufactured to fit large or small openings on your home or business up to 17′ with end-retention of 60mm. Our roll down shutters can be ordered online at HurrianeShuttersFlorida.com and will be shipped directly to any location in the U.S. or abroad. These shutters not only provide superior storm protection, they also shield furniture and artwork from sun exposure and increase privacy and noise reduction.

Our Roll-downs come in several color choices such as: White, Ivory, Beige, and Bronze. Roll down shutters are a good option if you’re looking for something more permanent and maintenance-free. Our roll down shutters can be securely attached to your home or business using 1/2″ self-drilling screws provided with your shipment. And when not in use, you can roll the shutters up, either manually or electronically, where they will remain out of sight.

ACCORDION HURRICANE SHUTTERS

     If you are looking for the best combination of affordability, protection, and ease-of-use, our accordion hurricane shutters are a favored choice for your home or business.

Accordion Shutters are a convenient option for those who want hurricane shutters that are permanently installed and hassle-free. These storm shutters will stay attached to your home or business year-round and will glide open or closed, effortlessly whenever needed. Not only do they provide durable life-time protection, but they may increase the market value to your home or business.

Accordion shutters lock into place to secure your structure against storms, high-winds and unwanted intruders. Accordion storm shutters provide reliable home protection for “snowbirds” or for those who must travel during hurricane season and do not want to leave their home vulnerable while they are away. Our Accordion Hurricane shutters provide a long-lasting investment in quality protection against sun, storms, and forcible entry.

HURRICANE STORM PANELS

     Our aluminum storm panels are designed to provide 25% more strength than a flat panel or sheet of plywood and have been engineered to adapt and blend aesthetically with any architectural style. Our aluminum storm panels were designed for easy insulation and easy removal. There is no need to hire anyone for setup because our Aluminum Storm Panels are DIY and easy to use. Our storm panels can be attached to your window either vertically or horizontally using an easy-to-use reinforced, self-aligning track system that is secured with washer-based wing nuts for simple set-up and removal. Our storm panels can also be attached directly to the wall by using concrete anchors and stainless-steel screws.

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Because we manufacture our shutters ourselves, we can custom fit any size opening on your home or commercial building. Our affordable aluminum hurricane storm panels have a compact design and were engineered to stack for easy storage in your garage or shed. Ten of our storm panels, when stacked, measure to just one inch in depth. No more piling old plywood on the side of your house which creates an eye-sore for your neighbors.

     Don’t wait to secure your home against dangerous and unpredictable storms and hurricanes. Visit HurrianeShuttersFlorida.com and purchase your hurricane shutters online today!

Hurricane Season Has Arrived! Are You Ready for It?

Friday, July 19th, 2019

        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.

        HOW TO PREPARE

FOOD

  •   *  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.


WATER

  •   *  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.


CLOTHING

  •   *  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.


BABY SUPPLIES

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


FIRST AID KITS

  •   *  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.


MEDICATION

  •   *  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.


DOCUMENTS AND MONEY

  •   *  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.

FUEL & POWER

  •  *  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).


        SAFEGUARD YOUR PROPERTY 

        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. HurricaneShuttersFlorida.com 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.  HurricaneShuttersFlorida.com 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  HurricaneShuttersFlorida.com. 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.  

Order the Best Hurricane Shutters Online Today!

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

        Installing Hurricane Shutters is one of the best ways to protect your home or business during a hurricane. That’s why we carry many varieties of storm and security panels online at HurricaneFloridaShutters.com. With hurricane season already underway, don’t wait another minute to order the best hurricane shutters at affordable prices.

        When you visit our website, you’ll be able to order online, shutters to fit your windows, doors, balconies, or store fronts.  No order is too big or too small. We manufacture our shutters and can make them fit any dimension. Just send us your measurements and we will quickly ship your shutters to the location of your choice.   We sell: Accordion Hurricane Shutters, Rolling Hurricane Shutters, Bahama Shutters, Colonial Shutters, Aluminum and Clear storms Panels, Hurricane Fabric and impact-rated windows and doors.

        HurricaneshuttersFlorida.com is one of the leading websites for custom-fitted hurricane shutters, decorative shutters, security shutters and other storm protection products. Our website receives over 100,000 targeted visitors annually with many loyal and returning homeowners, builders and business owners. The Empire Construction & Development Team members are highly trained professionals with over 35 years of dedicated experience in design, sales, manufacturing, and construction. We not only provide our customers with the best possible solutions when it comes to protecting their homes and businesses with quality and well-engineered products, but our customer service and reliability is unmatched.

        We are the leading experts in the building industry and that allows us to deliver the highest level of customer satisfaction. We carry many types of storm panels that are built exceed the Miami-Dade County product control division, Florida Building Code, and the International Building Code which are the strictest codes in the country.

        From June 1st through November 30th, residents in hurricane-prone areas must stay diligent and prepared for whatever may be brewing out at sea. Having storm shutters ready to go means you can secure your home quickly and have enough time to attend to other storm readiness obligations such as gathering important documents, food, water, batteries, medications and other storm prep necessities. On average, the U.S coastline can expect three hurricanes during a typical 2-year period, one of which will become a major hurricane. In other words, it isn’t a matter of “if” a hurricane will take place, but “when”.

        It only takes one hurricane or major storm to damage your property or cause injury to loved ones.  Windows and doors that are destroyed during a storm can cause catastrophic damage and injury to people and possessions. One broken window can cause water damage to your walls, furniture and sentimental items inside your home. It’s imperative to protect your home or business with quality products since it will be one of your biggest investments.

        By installing quality storm protection products like shutters, you will be given the satisfaction that you have taken all the steps necessary to protect your family and property. HurricaneShuttersFlorida.com will provide you with the tools and security you need to give you the peace of mind knowing your home or business is safe whether your there or not. From the do-it-your yourselfers to the experienced custom builder, we will accommodate any size order, large or small, commercial or residential. small windows or large openings and provide you with the best combination of defense and aesthetics.

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        We build and ship hurricane shutter products nationwide and abroad and would be honored to build shutters for your home or business. All orders are boxed and crated to ensure they are not damaged during shipping. Small orders weighing under 60 pounds will be shipped via FedEx Ground to your specified location.  Call us today at 954-474-3557 or 1-888-474-3555 to receive a FREE QUOTE. or check out our website HurrianeShuttersFlorida.com to use our convenient  FREE ONLINE QUOTING TOOL. We look forward to serving your storm protection, security, decorative, and energy-saving shutter needs!

Get a FREE Online Quote for Your Hurricane Shutters

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

        What could a hurricane cost you? If you’re like most people, you probably don’t ever want to find out. But with storms and other natural disasters in the news what seems like almost every week, storm damage may be on your mind. And hurricanes can do extensive damage, leaving homeowners and business owners needing time-consuming repairs. The good news is, there’s a lot you can do to prepare for a hurricane and minimize the chance of damage to your property, including protecting your home or commercial building with well-built hurricane shutters from HurricaneShuttersFlorida.com.

        If you want to get hurricane shutters for your home or business, you may be wondering:

  •  *  What type of hurricane shutter is best?
  •  *  What type of hurricane shutter is strongest?
  •  *  What is the most affordable hurricane shutter?

        And other good questions that homeowners and commercial building owners often have. Our hurricane shutter experts can answer these questions for you. Call: 888-474-3555 for help finding the strong and affordable shutters you need – the ones that will work best on your windows, doors, and other building openings.

        At HurricaneShuttersFlorida.com, we sell popular accordion hurricane shutters, rolling hurricane shutters, Bahama hurricane shutters, colonial hurricane shutters, aluminum and clear storm panels, and other storm protection products. Our products are trusted by customers across the US and around the world to guard their homes and businesses from hurricanes and other storms, break-ins, theft, and other dangers. See what our customers have to say about our shutters here.

         The accordion hurricane shutters, roll-down hurricane shutters, Bahama hurricane shutters, and colonial hurricane shutters you’ll find on HurricaneShuttersFlorida.com are built to order by Empire Construction & Development, leading manufacturers of custom hurricane shutters. These shutters are made of strong aluminum, which is durable and holds up well in many climates. These shutters are built to resist weather extremes, and are hurricane-rated and impact-resistant. When you want to protect your windows and doors from heavy wind and rain and dangerous flying debris during a hurricane, our shutters are a great choice.

        We sell hurricane shutters to fit most types and sizes of windows and doors, as well as other building openings like balconies, patios, storefronts, and more. Our aluminum hurricane shutters are available in a variety of colors. At HurricaneShutters.com, we sell quality hurricane shutters at low factory-direct prices. We will manufacture your custom hurricane shutters and ship them to your location. We ship throughout the US and worldwide. 

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        So, what will hurricane shutters cost you? Find out today with a FREE quote on the shutter type of your choice. Use the quoting tool on our website to get a free online quote on the hurricane shutters you need. Call us at: 888-474-3555 or contact us today for more information on ordering hurricane shutters online. Get a free quote and then get the best hurricane shutters for your building from HurricaneShuttersFlorida.com.

Which Hurricane Storm Shutters are Best for your Business?

Monday, July 15th, 2019

www.hurricaneshuttersflorida.com is the leading website for custom-built Hurricane Shutters, Security Shutters, Decorative Shutters, and other Storm Protection products. Within just the past 10 years alone, we have serviced over 10,000 customers worldwide. We manufacture our high-quality hurricane shutter products and ship them nationwide and around the world. We offer many varieties of hurricane storm shutters and other storm protection products that will safeguard your home or business during severe storms. We are one of the largest, most technologically advanced manufacturers of storm panels, accordion shutters, roll-downs, Bahamas, and colonials available on the market today, and our prices are hard to beat!

If you are ready to enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re prepared for whatever Mother Nature brings your way, your next step is to learn about the types of shutters that would best suit your needs. 

TYPES OF STORM SHUTTERS

ROLL-DOWN SHUTTERS

Our rolling shutters are designed for ease of use and come with a smooth, manual crank that can be upgraded to a fully synchronized electric motor drive for hassle-free operation. They are custom designed to fit any window or opening and can span up to 17′ with an end-retention of 60mm. Our roll-down shutters offer a sleek European style that not only protects but is unobtrusive when not in use. Roll down shutters have the added benefit of shielding your furniture and artwork from sun exposure while increasing privacy and noise reduction. Roll-downs are specially designed and engineered to blend with and compliment your home or business. Our roll-downs come in a pleasing selection of colors such as: white, ivory, beige, and bronze. Our specially designed roll-down shutters are a popular favorite because they provide maximum impact resistance and insulation from the sun, storms, heat, noise, and weather extremes.

ACCORDION SHUTTERS


Accordion shutters come with a heavy-duty locking device that reinforces any window or large opening. Accordion Shutters are another popular option for home and business owners in hurricane-prone locations. If you’re looking for shutters that will have you storm-ready in minutes, accordion hurricane shutters are the way to go! Our aluminum accordion storm shutters stay affixed to the exterior of your home or business year round and slide open when not in use. They provide durable life-time protection and increase market value and over all equity to your home or business. Our Accordion Hurricane shutters provide a long-lasting investment in quality protection against sun, storms, and forcible entry. Accordion shutters an attractive, easy to operate, and can be purchased in any length – given they do not require reinforcement with vertical braces or supports. They also lock securely when in use for maximum protection against storms, high-winds, debris impact and unwanted intruders.

STORM PANELS 

Storm panels are an economical option that provides 25% more strength than a flat panel or plywood. Our storm panels are designed to adapt and blend aesthetically with any architectural style and are well engineered to provide the user with easy insulation and removal. Our .050” aluminum storm panels are perfect for the DIY installer because they use a simple reinforced, self-aligning track system. Alternatively, they can be attached directly to the wall using concrete anchors and stainless-steel screws. Our aluminum storm panels are compact and were designed to be conveniently stacked for storage in your garage or shed. Our customers are always amazed when they discover their aluminum storm panels can be stacked to approximately one inch in depth. At www.hurricaneshuttersflorida.com, you’ll find the highest-quality shutters and best online prices for aluminum Storm Panels. Storm Panels are considered the most cost-effective option when it comes to protecting your home during hurricane season. We also sell clear polycarbonate panels that are approved and have surpassed the Miami-Dade and Florida Building Code missile-impact tests. Clear storm panels protect your home and let the light in during a hurricane or tropical storm. 



BAHAMA HURRICANE SHUTTERS

Our Impact Bahama shutters have that tropical island vibe and have been a favorite pick for more than 50 years. They add island flare, permanent shade protection, and excellent storm protection. But don’t be fooled by their charm and laid-back tropical appeal! Our Bahama shutters are as tough as nails!  They are manufactured from heavy extruded aluminum that can take a beating during severe storms! They are permanently mounted above each window with support arms that can be adjusted to 60 degrees. This design offers excellent storm protection plus visibility through the aluminum horizontal slats. Because these shutters remain affixed to the exterior of your home all year long, they provide shade and ventilation during the hottest days. They are available in many desirable colors to suit the style of your home.

COLONIAL HURRICANE SHUTTERS 

Colonial Shutters offer convenient storm protection with a distinct architectural flair reminiscent of the old south. Our colonial shutters area constructed of heavy aluminum, making them extremely durable, reliable and weatherproof. These Colonial Storm Shutters are an elegant yet  durable addition to any house or building, while providing maximum storm protection for years to come. These hurricane shutters are simple to maintain, easy to open and close, plus they deliver superior storm protection that also enhances the curb appeal and resale value of your home.

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If you’re looking to protect your loved ones and property from the devastating damage that can occur during a severe storm, please allow our team of shutter experts at Hurricane Shutters Florida to get you started on selecting the best storm protection for your needs. Try our online tool to receive a FREE quote for your hurricane shutters or call/Email us today Toll Free: 855-988-4704 and info@hurricaneshuttersflorida.com if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

What Are Hurricane Panels?

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

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 HurricaneShuttersFlorida.com, 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 HurricaneShuttersFlorida.com. 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

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

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 ready.gov and use this checklist from HurricaneShuttersForida.com to prepare for hurricane season:

  • *  Sign up for emergency alerts in your area, as recommended on ready.gov. 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. Ready.gov 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, HurricaneShuttersFlorida.com, 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 HurricaneShuttersFlorida.com.

How to Prepare for Hurricane Season in South Florida

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

“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 ready.gov, 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. Ready.gov 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 ready.gov, 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 HurricaneShuttersFlorida.com. 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 HurricaneShuttersFlorida.com. 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 HurricaneShuttersFlorida.com 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 HurricaneShuttersFlorida.com. 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 HurricaneShuttersFlorida.com.   

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