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Which Are the Best Hurricane Shutters?

Major hurricanes result in millions of dollars in property damage. So, it’s important to reinforce your home with a quality product. Let’s review some of the most popular choices for storm protection: hurricane shutters, impact windows, fabric hurricane shutters and plywood.

Traditional Hurricane Shutters

There are a lot of different types of hurricane shutters. The most popular permanently installed ones include:

  • Roll-down hurricane shutters
  • Bahama hurricane shutters
  • Colonial hurricane shutters

Roll-Down Hurricane Shutters

Automated or smart roll-down hurricane shutters can be ready in seconds. Depending on the model, these aluminum hurricane shutters can endure 200-plus mph winds, add security and enhance energy efficiency. When not in use, they fit into a compact housing box above windows or doors.

Our LouverShield™ Hurricane Shutters offer the ultimate shield for keeping your home safe:

  • Hurricane rated to withstand 230 mph winds.
  • Exclusive End Retention System ends the need for storm bars.
  • Feature a compact housing box to hide shutters when not down.
  • Customizable colors to flatter your home.
  • Available in manual, motorized, remote control or smart home configurations.
  • Backed by a performance guarantee.

Bahama Hurricane Shutters

Bahama hurricane shutters look like traditional Bahama shutters, which provide shade when open and allow in cool breezes when shut. But these decorative hurricane shutters are made from sturdy aluminum that can withstand high winds and flying debris.

Our Bahama hurricane shutters:

  • Can be deployed in minutes by folding them against windows.
  • Give privacy, shade and breezes on still days.
  • Come in customizable colors to enhance your house.
  • Are approved by the Miami-Dade HVHZ Building Code, Florida Building Commission and Texas Department of Insurance.
  • Come with a performance guarantee.

Colonial Hurricane Shutters

Colonial hurricane shutters have the style of wood shutters but provide the protection of metal hurricane shutters. Like Bahama hurricane shutters, their aluminum construction offers strong protection against high wind and flying debris.

Our colonial hurricane shutters:

  • Can be deployed in minutes by fastening them against windows.
  • Can be strengthened with storm bars for extra protection.
  • Are available in custom colors to boost curb appeal.
  • Are approved by the Miami-Dade HVHZ Building Code, Florida Building Commission and Texas Department of Insurance.
  • Backed by a performance guarantee.

Impact Windows

With impact windows, you don’t need to get hurricane window shutters. They look like everyday windows but are less likely to break or be sucked out during negative pressure.

They also:

  • Offer instant protection and don’t have to be covered.
  • Let plenty of light into your home.
  • Block damaging UV rays.
  • Decrease outdoor noise.

The downside of hurricane impact windows is the price. They’re much more expensive than hurricane shutters.

Fabric Hurricane Shutters

Fabric hurricane shutters are mesh or reinforced polyvinyl carbonate sheets that attach to your home with grommets, straps or buckles. Some kinds can be slid onto tracks.

They also:

  • Are lightweight, making them simple to install.
  • Are less expensive than other hurricane shutters.

Some styles have been rated to withstand 275 mph winds, or a Category 5 hurricane. However, sturdier aluminum styles will offer the highest level of protection from flying debris.

Plywood

Plywood is an affordable way to protect your home before a storm. However, it does have a few negatives:

  • It takes a lot of time.
  • You’ll need help because sheets are heavy and large.
  • You need to cut, measure and fasten boards with nails or screws.
  • Plywood isn’t a lasting solution and has to be stored when not up.
  • It’s an eyesore and you can’t see out of windows when they’re boarded.

We’ll Help You Find the Right Hurricane Shutters

We make it simple to create custom hurricane shutters in Charleston that complement your home and provide excellent protection. Get started by contacting us at 888-428-1415 to schedule your free, in-home consultation today. Our design pros are local, so they get the weather you’re up against. There’s no obligation or pressure to buy, just access to free expert advice.

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