Hurrican Shutters

Installing "Peace of Mind"

Roll-Down Hurricane Shutters

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on March 5, 2012

Roll-Down Hurricane ShuttersRoll-down hurricane shutters are incredibly handy without being bulky or unsightly. They work in much the same way as the metal cages that roll down over store-front entrances. When not needed, they stay out of sight, but most often they are inconspicuous, and when rolled down they can be made to blend right in with the decor. Other than usually being made of aluminum and sometimes being equipped with storm bars, roll-down hurricane shutters look like any other kind of shutter. The only exception is that they are stronger and can withstand pressure and impact from the most vicious storms. Because they are designed to be extremely strong and durable, they are virtually maintenance-free and can last a long time. Though still affordable, they are usually custom made, meaning that they can be installed outside a window, on a balcony opening, or sheltered within the wall itself in order to be less obvious. While controls are often motorized and used from a central location, many can also be manipulated manually from within.

Roll-down hurricane shutters are efficient and versatile, providing not only protection from high winds and flying debris, but a variety of other potential problems as well. Made to withstand any assault from the outside, they also provide automatic protection from intruders and burglars. While locks are easy to pick and glass windows are easy to break, roll-down hurricane shutters can’t be manipulated. They are only rolled up or adjusted with the use of controls that are installed inside the house. Burglar alarms don’t become quite as necessary when the house is impenetrable.

Roll-down hurricane shutters are obviously designed to completely lock down and protect a house, but that is only their function in extreme weather. They can also function as normal shutters and be adjusted to the desired degree. By keeping them closed, the house can more easily remain cool in sunny summer days and warm in the winter. It removes the need for cranked thermostats or expensive air conditioning and therefore reduces a household’s overall energy bill. Adjusting to another mode can also allow for different amounts of light and noise throughout the house. Opened in the morning, the shutters can let in sunlight and birdsong. Closed at night, they can shut out the irritating sound of traffic and the blinding glare of headlights.

Features and Benefits
  • Ultimate hurricane protection
  • Instant security
  • Maintenance free
  • Most convenient type of shutter
  • Ideal for hurricane protection, security, privacy and noise control
  • Helps with temperature control and reduces heating and cooling costs
  • Operated either manually or motorized

Providing protection against hurricanes and storms is the main function of roll-down hurricane shutters, and they do their jobs well. However, with all the added benefits of intrusion prevention, privacy and light, heat and noise control, roll-down shutters offer a variety of features to help any house. It’s the perfect product for keeping a family safe and comfortable while still looking good.

There are a few types of roll down shutters available on the market. One type of roll down shutter is made for security. Security roll down shutters offer theft and intrusion deterrents, energy savings, lighting control, reduce outside noise, increase fire control, eliminates the need for security bars which create the look of a prison, protect the glass from flying objects such as golf balls and baseballs and improves the appearance of the exterior of your home.

Rolling security shutters can be put into a wall or inside the window frame of new construction or can be attached to the exterior of existing structures. In addition to providing the additional security by deterring intruders, roll down shutters also increase security during severe storms, protecting the windows from flying debris and thus protecting the interior of your home from water damage, wind damage and other damage caused by storms.
In some states, roll down shutters also improve the fire protection of a home. Because the heat generated by fires usually breaks the glass of windows, the roll down shutters protect the glass and keep it cooler, making it easier to control the possibility of fire from outside sources.

Most roll down shutters are custom fit to be used on a specific opening. Generally when they are installed in new construction they are installed right into the wall or window frame. Some are powered with electric while others require manual rolling up and down. There are many uses for roll down shutters. Also known as hurricane shutters, rolling shutters, and security shutters, they are multi-tasking shutters that perform a lot of different jobs, not just one.

Commonly used in Florida and California, the roll down shutters provide added protection from high winds and storms of hurricanes and other severe weather. Because of the added temperatures in these states, the roll down shutters also commonly provide additional cooling ability to the homes by blocking out the heat of the day and decreasing energy costs because of the lower use of air conditioning units.

Constructed of high grade aluminum, roll down shutters are manufactured to provide maximum strength and protection against sun, storm, heat, outside noise, and weather extremes. Also because of their construction they are high impact resistant and very durable.

Roll down shutters are available in several colors to attractively accent your home. Because of the low profile design, there is a minimal visual impact to the exterior of your home while increasing the value of your property and protecting your valuables inside from theft as well as the damaging rays of the sun.

For all your hurricane shutter needs, professional advise and installation in South Florida, contact Cat 5 Shutters.

Distributed by Viestly

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