Types of Hurricane Shutters For Storm Protection

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They say that admitting you have a problem is the first step towards a cure. Well, there’s no cure for hurricanes in Southwest Florida, and whether you realize it or not, they are a problem for everyone here. At least that’s true if you have windows and doors in your home. So yeah, it’s everybody.

When it comes to protecting your windows and doors from major storms, the one universal truth is that tape and plywood are not a solution. They’re simply temporary, ineffective way that will create more damage than protect your home.

For storm protection, it’s wise to follow the three P’s: preparation, professional installation, and product choice. The first two are easy. Preparing before a storm is imminent. Professional installation will ensure that the job is done right and adheres to the local codes. All our products are Dade County Hurricane Rated.

As for the products, you have a number of options that you can choose from to best protect your windows and doors from damage.

Roll Down Shutters

Roll down shutters are available in either metal or fabric. Both are Dade County Hurricane rated to protect your home. Metal Roll Down Shutters are louvered horizontal panels that deploy from a box installed above the window. They can protect all openings in the entire home, and are also available in larger sizes - up to 24 feet. Available in either hand-crank or motorized versions, these permanent fixtures are ready to protect your windows and doors from the most devastating Florida storms. They also create a layer of security from human invaders as well.

These durable shutters are available in a wide variety of color and design options that will suit virtually any homeowner’s needs.

An additional option safety available for automatic roll down shutters is the Fire Sense system. In the event a smoke alarm is triggered, the shutters will automatically open. This allows you and your family to escape safely while also creating access for emergency responders. Wind Safe Shutters is the exclusive dealer of Fire Sense in Southwest Florida.

Accordion Shutters

Accordion shutters are installed vertically alongside any area of your home that needs protecting, including windows, doors, and balconies. They move horizontally along a bottom and top track. They’re a cost-effective way to protect your home while in use, while remaining reasonably unnoticeable when not in use.

Accordion shutters come in a range of color options and are also available with a clear polycarbonate slat finish. This allows visibility through them while they’re being used.

Hurricane Panels

Hurricane panels are designed to be left up permanently or removed and stored when not in use. The aesthetic advantage is that they are clear Lexan panels that allow for light to pass through at all times.

Roll Down Hurricane Screens - Fabric

Hurricane fabric screens are the most breathable option for your home. They're able to be used to protect against sun, wind, and glare when storms aren’t a threat. They allow natural light to pass through to give visibility during a storm or during happy weather. In fact, they help to keep the home cooler as they keep the blistering sun out, helping to keep energy costs down. This product is Dade County Hurricane Rated

As with roll down and accordion shutters, they’re available in a wide variety of colors and design options to match with any home decor.

No matter which option you choose, preparing ahead and having your hurricane shutters professionally installed can make all the difference in keeping your home and family safe. Wind Safe Shutters is here for you to make sure that you’re ready to face any storm.