Hurricane shutters in Charleston don’t just secure your house from inclement weather, they can increase its resale cost as well.
There are a few different styles of hurricane shutters, which we’ll go over soon. When you add these shutters to your home, you’ll want to partner with a skilled specialist. Such as one from Louver Shop of Charleston who can help you find and make the right solution for your house during a free consultation.
Here are the most common kinds of hurricane shutters and the pluses of adding them to your home.
Kinds of Hurricane Shutters
- Rolling Hurricane Shutters—These are the best kind of hurricane shutters, since some models can withstand 200 mph winds or higher. Because rolling hurricane shutters are a permanent part of your residence, you can use them within minutes when customized with a motorized or an automated operating capability. They also increase energy efficiency and guard against thieves. When not in use, these shutters wind into a slim housing box above windows or doors. At Louver Shop of Charleston, our custom LouverShield™ Hurricane Shutters feature an extra-small housing box and our special End Retention System removes the need for storm bars.
- Storm Bahama Shutters—These are an attractive option to shield your coastal home from hurricanes and other bad weather. Storm Bahama Shutters resemble wood Bahama shutters, but are hurricane rated as they’re made from reinforced aluminum to protect from wind and debris. They create shade and allow in cold gusts when open and protect your windows and doors when shut.
- Storm Louvered Shutters—These are a stylish approach to protect your traditional-style home from severe weather. Storm Louvered Shutters look like wood colonial shutters but are hurricane rated since they’re created from sturdy aluminum. They can be reinforced with storm bars to guard your house against wind and debris.
- Accordion Hurricane Shutters—These aluminum shutters are like rolling hurricane shutters, since they’re always available. However, they’re not as good looking as rolling shutters. You also need to manually deploy and lock them together horizontally. In comparison, rolling hurricane shutters go down vertically and don’t require being locked together.
- Storm Panels—These aluminum, clear or galvanized steel panels are an improvement from putting plywood on windows and doors. However, they’re bulky and must be manually put up, taken off and stored when not required.
5 Perks of Hurricane Shutters
- They safeguard your house. Hurricane shutters protect the most unprotected parts of your house, windows and doors, from airborne debris. They’re engineered to keep glass from shattering and doors from breaking, and to keep rain outside.
- They can be deployed rapidly. Rolling hurricane shutters with automation or motorization can be put in place in minutes, as opposed to the large amount of time it requires to install plywood or slide on storm panels. Since they go into a box, there’s no demand for extra storage area for panels. And you won’t have to stress about running to the store to get plywood.
- They could enhance your house’s resale cost. Hurricane shutters, particularly permanent solutions like rolling, storm Bahama or storm louvered, are an tempting feature to potential buyers.
- They can boost your residence’s energy efficiency and security. Using a couple of your shutters to deflect sunlight during exceptionally warm temperatures can keep your residence cooler—and may even lower your air conditioning expenses. They also shield against intruders after bad weather, or when you’re not there, which is a great feature for vacation homes.
- They can decrease your insurance premiums. Hurricane shutters may lessen your home insurance premiums up to 10%, but the total percentage depends on your insurance company, your policy and where your home is.
Whether you want to increase your resale value or protect your family, Louver Shop of Charleston can help. Our shutter pros live locally, so they understand the type of weather you’re up against. Contact us at 888-428-1415 to get your free consultation today!