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Destin, Florida’s #1 Choice for Affordable, Quality Hurricane Shutters

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Located on Florida’s Emerald Coast, Destin, Florida’s white beaches and emerald waters attract many tourists. And hurricanes. This beautiful coastal city is situated on a peninsula that spans 100 miles through five Panhandle counties is no stranger to Mother Nature. Hurricane season begins each year on June 1st and lasts, on average, 5 months. Hurricane season peaks in August and September and Destin, Florida residents know what it takes to protect their families and property from hurricanes and tropical storms!

Predicting the path and intensity of a hurricane can be very challenging. That is why it is important for anyone living or working in hurricane-prone cities, to take necessary storm-protection measures, long before hurricane season arrives. Securing your home from storm damage is a precaution that should be considered well in advance.  Ordering storm shutters for your home or business is one of the best investments you can make not only for safety reasons, but because it is cost-effective over the long run.

Empire Construction & Development  has been selling the finest quality hurricane shutters and decorative shutters, for more than 15 years and they don’t cut corners on suppliers or parts.  At their factory based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, they manufacture several types of shutters including: hurricane, panels, energy-conserving, & security products. Because, Florida is no stranger to tropical storms and hurricanes, Empire Construction Development knows what it takes to secure homes and businesses from the wrath of these dangerous weather systems.


So what type of shutters are best in Destin, Florida? Well, there are several designs to choose from depending on your preferences and needs. Here is a brief overview:

Accordion Shutters
These durable shutters offer life-time protection and are proven to increase the market value of your home or business. They are engineered using heavy-duty nylon wheels, which enable our shutters to open and close with ease. They lock securely in place for maximum protection against storms, high-winds, and forcible entry. They are a good option for windows and doors, but also for securing patios, balconies, terraces, and storefronts, which have large expanses.

Storm Panels
These sturdy panels provide the most cost-effective storm protection. They provide rock-solid durability and easy set-up. Our Storm Panels are designed to slip into an upper header track and fasten to a lower track with washer-based wing nuts. They can also be attached directly to the wall using concrete anchor and stainless-steel screws and without the need for tracks. Storm Panels have a compact design that allows for easy storage in your garage or shed. They are available in .050″ aluminum storm panels, as well as our clear polycarbonate panels.

Roll Down Shutters
This popular shutter choice provides an elegant design solution with minimal visual impact. Our Roll Downs are constructed of the finest grade of aluminum for maximum impact resistance and durability. Using a reinforced track system and smooth, manual crank that can be upgraded to the fully synchronized electric motor, Roll Down Shutters ensure maintenance-free operation.

Colonial Hurricane Shutters
Our Impact Rated Colonial Shutters offer convenient storm protection and an architectural flair that is reminiscent of the old south. They are constructed of heavy aluminum that is sturdy and weatherproof. Once installed, these low-maintenance storm shutters become a permanent and durable part of any house or building, providing reliable storm protection and curb appeal.  Best of all, they allow for easy operation from outside the home or office.

Bahama Hurricane Shutters

For a tropical island feel, Bahama Shutters are loved for their charming, retro appeal. But don’t let all that charm fool you. These Bahama shutters are manufactured from heavy extruded aluminum. They are permanently installed above each opening on a 45-degree angle. The design of this modern Bahama shutter allows the homeowner to see through a perforated aluminum backing positioned behind the aluminum horizontal slats, providing year-round permanent shade protection, and excellent storm protection.


All of our hurricane shutters have been engineered to meet 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. In addition to the 15+ years selling and manufacturing shutters, the Empire Construction & Development Team possesses more than 35 years of experience in design, sales, manufacturing, and construction to provide our customers 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 customer satisfaction.

If you are ready to protect your home in Destin, Florida with the most reliable hurricane shutters, visit us at our flagship website: or call us toll free at 888-474-3555 with your window measurements to receive a FREE QUOTE on storm shutters for your home or business. We guarantee that you will have a quality experience when you choose us to safeguard your structure. Empire Construction & Development is your one-stop Hurricane Protection Resource!

What are the unique advantages of security roll-down shutters?

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

In terms of versatility, roll-down shutters beat all other shutter- types hands down. Why, you can even call them roll-up shutters. Which other shutter type gives you the advantage of two names to begin with? These shutters have been finding favor in continental Europe for a long time. Their history of application in the U.S can be traced over the past seventy to eighty years. As evident from the name, these shutters perform valuable functions from the security point of view apart from providing excellent hurricane protection. This is the reason why you can find them in use all over America, not just in the coastal states like Louisiana, the Carolinas, and Florida.

Security roll-down shutters can be used in residential and commercial establishments. Rolling shutters are usually made from extruded aluminum. These are meant to be installed at the time of construction; this means this is not an ideal shutter type for retrofitting. If you opt to retrofit, you may have to make certain changes to the exteriors around the opening you wish to cover with roll-down shutters. Check the details with the installer to see if retrofitting is worth the effort and expenses, yes expenses!

Now let us do a quick summarization of the unique features that security roll-down shutters afford us –

• As mentioned above, security comes as a given with these shutters. So not just during normal times but even during times of hurricanes, these shutters provide security from vandals. And in doing so they help bring down insurance costs.

• You can operate these shutters from inside and outside which is a big plus for homes that are large or openings that are inaccessible.

• These shutters can be centrally operated, again a big plus if you are staying in a large house or if the occupants are invalided for some reason.
• These shutters are out of sight when not in use and when needed they can be brought down swiftly.
• Roll-down shutters offer energy savings by bringing down heating costs on account of their thermal insulation properties.