What Are the Best Types of Hurricane Shutters?
As many Floridians know, equipping your home with proper hurricane protection can be a crucial investment. The Sunshine State is no stranger to the damage that can be caused by tropical storms and hurricanes that form in the Gulf Coast or Atlantic Ocean. One of the most important aspects of hurricane protection is storm shutters.
Hurricane-rated shutters are designed to cover windows and doors and prevent glass breakage and water and wind infiltration. Their value is undeniable, but with so many options out there, it can be difficult to know what the best type of hurricane shutters are for your home. The truth is, determining the best type of hurricane shutter really depends on your home, your specific needs, and your budget. Here are a few options commonly selected by customers throughout Florida:
Roll down Shutters
Roll down shutters (also known as rolling shutters) are permanently affixed above the window or door. They roll up and down smoothly along a track and lock firmly into place during a storm. These shutters can be easily deployed when a storm comes using a hand crank or the simple hit of a button if the system is motorized. Roll down shutters offer some of the best protection among all shutter options – both against storms and intruders.
Accordion shutters – as their name implies – unfold horizontally over a window or door like an accordion. Like rolling shutters, accordion shutters are permanently fixed, just to the side of the window or door instead of above it. Accordion shutters are typically manually operated and locked into place easily. They are often considered a cost-effective option for homeowners looking for reliable hurricane protection.
Bahama shutters are attached above windows and prop open easily when there is no storm. When there is a storm, they can be easily lowered and secured to the wall to seal off the windows and protect against wind and rain. While Bahama shutters don’t offer the same hurricane-resistance as roll down shutters or accordion shutters, they are a popular option due to their visual appeal and simple operation.
Hurricane Shutters from WINDSHUTTERS™
If you know what hurricane shutters you would like for your home, or you’re still a bit unsure and need some guidance, turn to the experts at WINDSHUTTERS™. We manufacture many of our hurricane shutters at our facility, allowing us to attest to their impeccable quality and ability to protect your home against wind and rain caused by tropical storms or hurricane. We manufacture all of the above options and would be happy to help you find the perfect solution for your home.
To learn more about the hurricane shutters we offer to people in the Longboat Key, FL, area, contact WINDSHUTTERS™ today.