Living in Florida or any area that is affected by hurricanes, it is very important to take necessary steps to ensure your home is protected. Hurricane shutters are one of the most popular forms of storm protection and are designed to block flying debris to protect your home and your family during a storm. It's important that you protect your home with a solution that is designed to withstand hurricane force windows. Accordion shutters are popular due to their versatility, strength and affordability. Thinking about buying hurricane shutters for your home? Here are 3 things you need to know.
One of the biggest mistakes people make are thinking that plywood is an acceptable substitute for protecting your windows. Hurricane shutters are designed to withstand the hurricane force windows and meet current Florida Building and Miami Dade county codes. The same cannot be said for plywood. Although ok as a last minute solution if you have nothing else, it should never be used as a permanent storm protection product for your home.
White Aluminum offers a few options when it comes to storm shutters. Our aluminum awnings and shutters are affordable options, and if aesthetics are important we offer Bahama shutters and roll-down shutters in a few different color options.
You may be tempted to DIY your shutter installation, but this can lead to problems. Hiring a professional for the initial install of your hurricane shutters will ensure they are put on properly and provide your home with optimal protection. Without a licensed contractor, there's no guarantee any permits and clearances have been filed prior to your installation also.
If you are thinking about buying storm shutters for your home, it is best to meet with a professional storm protection company. White Aluminum and Windows can help you understand the benefits of hurricane shutters and explain what you need to know about maintenance, installation and other possible options available to you.