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CAT 5 Shutters, LLC – we service your Roll-Down Shutters

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on February 28, 2013

CAT 5 Shutters, LLC - we service your Roll-Down ShuttersCat 5 Shutters, LLC is a leader in Roll-Down Shutter Service throughout Palm Beach County, Florida.  We specialize in Fort Hurricane Screens and Roll-Away Shutters. 

Exterior shutters originated in Europe more than 100 years ago to combat the high cost of energy, security protection, and for noise. Most homes in Germany, Spain, Italy, and others in Europe are protected with exterior rolling metal shutters. Every storefront in a European city is protected with metal shutters. Seeing an unprotected storefront would seem strange and unnatural in Florence, Madrid, or Berlin.

Don’t get caught with a malfunctioning shutter during 2013 hurricane season. We are proud to introduce the most advanced Hurricane Protection System on the market. Call CAT 5 Shutters with all your service needs for your Roll-Away Shutters, Roll-Down Shutters and Fort Hurricane Shutters.

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26813 SW 192nd Ave in Homestead, FL 33031 – Another Quality job by CAT 5 Shutters, LLC

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on February 25, 2013

26813 SW 192nd Ave in Homestead, FL 33031 - Another Quality job by CAT 5 Shutters, LLCCat 5 Shutters installed panels and accordion shutters at 26813 SW 192nd Ave in Homestead, FL 33031.  Be prepared for 2013 Hurricane Season.  We manufacture and install Accordion Shutters, Bahama Shutters, Colonial Shutters, Roll-Down Shutters, Storm Panels, Stainless Steel Screens and Storm Catcher Screens.  All of our products are approved by the Florida Building code.

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Another Quality Job by CAT 5 Shutters, LLC: 10456 Laurel Estates Ln, Wellington, FL 33414

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on February 22, 2013

Another Quality Job by CAT 5 Shutters, LLC:  10456 Laurel Estates Ln, Wellington, FL 33414We have completed another quality job at 10456 Laurel Estates Ln in Wellington, FL 33414.  We have installed Storm Catcher Shutters and Roll-up Screens.

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Hurricane Season 2013 Preparation: – Hurricane shutter guide – The Basics Protection

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on February 21, 2013

Hurricane Season 2013 Preparation: - Hurricane shutter guide - The Basics ProtectionHurricane shutters are the most important protection for your home. Our guide helps you compare the pros and cons of various hurricane shutter types.

Don’t get caught without Hurricane Protection in South Florida.  Contact us at http://www.cat5shutters.net or in Palm Beach County at 561-333-2285 or in the Florida Keys, Islamorada at 305-852-2285 for a free estimate.

Hurricane shutters remain the most economical solution for most homeowners to protect window openings in a storm, although hurricane-proof glass is increasingly popular. Prepare ahead of time, say experts, particularly with panels and plywood protection. Make sure the right tools and hardward are on hand before the storm nears. Here’s the lowdown on hurricane shutters and window protection.

Storm panel hurricane shutters

These steel or aluminum shutters attach to the walls around windows and doors on bolts or tracks. Storm panels are corrugated, and each piece overlaps the next for maximum strength. There are several styles of storm panels to choose from.

The first style incorporates both tracks and bolts. The top of the panel is slipped into a track above the window, and the bottom of the panel is secured to bolts that are permanently attached beneath the window.

The second style uses a set of C-shaped tracks above and below the windows and doors. Bolts slide into the tracks from either side and must be manually aligned with the holes on the panels.

The third style uses only bolts permanently set into the wall beside the windows and doors. They can be loosened as the panel is hung horizontally, and screwed down to secure it.

The biggest problem with storm panels is that homeowners often don’t check them when they buy a home. Many discover later that panels are missing or were cut improperly, or are too heavy to install themselves.

PROS
— Most inexpensive of the permanent shutter systems.
— Removable, so they don’t change the look of the house when not in use.
— Strong, and can provide excellent protection for both doors and windows.

CONS
— Require storage, but usually stack together tightly and take up little space.
— Can be difficult to handle; hanging can require more than one person.
— Sometimes don’t line up properly.
— Have sharp edges.

Accordion hurricane shutters

These one- or two-piece hurricane shutters are housed beside the windows or doors when not in use. They unfold accordion-style to cover and protect during a storm.

PROS
— Permanently affixed beside the windows and don’t require any extra storage space.
— Can easily be made storm-ready by one person.
— Some models can be locked with a key and may be used as a theft deterrent.

CONS
— Can look bulky and out-of-place on some houses. Consider the aesthetics before having them installed.
— Glide on wheels, and have the potential to break more easily than some of the other systems.

Colonial hurricane shutters

These are two-piece louvered shutters that attach to the wall beside each window. The fold together to protect the window.

PROS
— Are permanently affixed beside the windows and don’t require any extra storage space.
— Can easily be made storm-ready by one person.
— Are decorative; they can beautify as well as protect your home.

CONS
— Some types of colonials require a storm bar or center rod to lock the shutters in place. This can increase installation time.
— Can’t be used to protect doors, and must be combined with another shutter system to ensure complete home protection.

Bahama hurricane shutters

These one-piece louvered shutters attach directly above the windows and prop open to provide shade for the window. Bahama shutters are storm-ready when lowered and secured to the wall.

PROS
— Permanently affixed beside the windows and don’t require any extra storage space.
— Can easily be made storm-ready by one person.
— Provide permanent shade and privacy, even in the open position.

CONS
— Have traditionally been weaker than other systems, but the newest models protect well.
— Some people complain that they block too much light.
— Design limits their use. They can’t be used to protect doors.

Roll-down hurricane shutters

These shutters attach above the window. They roll up and store in an enclosed box when not in use. They are lowered either manually by a hand crank or automatically by push button, and lock in place for storm protection.

PROS
— Are permanently affixed above the windows and don’t require any extra storage space.
— Can easily be made storm-ready by one person.
— Offer some of the best protection, and make an excellent theft deterrent.

CONS
— Most expensive of the popular shutter systems.
— Push-button-operated roll-down shutters require a battery backup system so the shutters can be lowered and raised during power outages.

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Another Quality Job by CAT 5 Shutters, LLC at 274 St Thomas Ave in Key Largo, FL 33036

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on February 21, 2013

Another Quality Job by CAT 5 Shutters, LLC at 274 St Thomas Ave in Key Largo, FL 33036Cat 5 Shutters installed Accordion Shutters at 274 St Thomas Ave in Key Largo, FL 33036

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Another Quality Job by CAT 5 Shutters, LLC: 83 West Plaza Granada Islamorada, FL 33036

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on February 21, 2013

Another Quality Job by CAT 5 Shutters, LLC:  83 West Plaza Granada Islamorada, FL 33036Another Quality Job installed at 83 West Plaza Granda in Islamorada, FL 33036. We installed Accordion Shutters, Bahama Shutters and some Clear Panels.

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Hurricane Damage: Don’t get caught unprotected during this years Hurricane Season!

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on February 20, 2013

Hurricane Damage:  Don't get caught unprotected during this years Hurricane Season!We service the Florida Keys from including Key Largo, Tavernier, Windley Key, Plantation Key, Upper Matecumbe Key, Islamorada, Lower Matecumbe Key, Fiesta Key, Long Key, Grassy Key Vaca Key, Marathon and Ocean Reef.

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Local Weather Alert Significant Weather Advisory for Inland Palm Beach County, FL Other affected areas: … Hendry, FL; Inland Palm Beach County, FL; Inland Broward County, FL Issued by The National Weather Service Miami, FL

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on February 14, 2013

Local Weather Alert Significant Weather Advisory for Inland Palm Beach County, FL Other affected areas:  … Hendry, FL;  Inland Palm Beach County, FL;  Inland Broward County, FL Issued by The National Weather Service Miami, FL… A SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHERN BROWARD COUNTY… WESTERN PALM BEACH COUNTY… NORTHEASTERN HENDRY COUNTY… FOR FREQUENT TO EXCESSIVE LIGHTNING… GUSTY WINDS FROM 45 TO 55 MPH… UP TO NICKEL-SIZED HAIL…

THE DEVELOPMENT OF FUNNEL CLOUDS…

* UNTIL 345 PM EST

* AT 259 PM EST… NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 6 MILES EAST OF CLEWISTON TO 4 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BELLE GLADE TO 12 MILES SOUTHEAST OF HOLEY LAND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA… AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

* THE LINE OF STORMS WILL AFFECT… BELLE GLADE… PAHOKEE… CANAL POINT… LION COUNTRY SAFARI… AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.

THIS ACTIVITY WAS ALSO DEVELOPING IN AN ENVIRONMENT FAVORABLE FOR THE FORMATION OF FUNNEL CLOUDS.

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Florida Hazardous Weather Awareness Week – Monday February 11 2013 is lightning awareness day!

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on February 11, 2013

Florida Hazardous Weather Awareness Week - Monday February 11 2013 is lightning awareness day!Lightning is one of nature’s deadliest and most unpredictable
phenomena, but also one that is virtually a daily occurrence in
South Florida during the rainy season. Although meteorologists can
detect the location of thunderstorms and forecast their general
movement, it is virtually impossible to predict exactly where the
next lightning Bolt may strike. This fact makes lightning one of
nature’s biggest killers.

One lightning death was reported in South Florida in 2012. A
fisherman was struck and killed during a fishing tournament on Lake
Okeechobee in June. An additional four people were injured as a
result of lightning strikes. These numbers are lower than the
long-term South Florida averages of 2 deaths and 9 injuries per
year. Nationwide, 28 people were killed by lightning in 2012 which
is lower than the 30-year average of 54 per year.

This downward trend in lightning casualties is certainly good news
and largely a result of increased community educational and
awareness efforts. Thunderstorms and potentially-deadly lightning
are a normal part of south Florida’s weather; therefore the
successful preventive measures need to continue in order to prevent
future incidents.

Don’t just look straight up
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A dangerous misperception about lightning is that it only strikes
when dark clouds are directly overhead. Several cases in the past
few years have proven this to be false. Lightning commonly strikes
several miles away from the heavy rain area of the thunderstorm, and
in some cases can strike up to 10 miles away or more! This type of
lightning is misleadingly referred to as “dry lightning” or “bolts
from the blue”, but they actually originate from the side of a
thunderstorm cloud and are just as deadly as those that occur in the
middle of a heavy downpour. Therefore, the greatest danger often
comes with the first or last flash because that’s when people least
expect lightning to strike.

Here’s a simple lightning safety tip that can save your life: when
you see lightning or hear Thunder, Head to the nearest safe
building. The inside of a vehicle can also be used as a place of
shelter only if there are no buildings nearby. Darkening clouds are
usually the first sign that lightning may strike nearby.

Recent studies have shown that teenage boys are the most likely
group to be killed by lightning in Florida. The age group from 10 to
19 years of age has the greatest number of deaths, followed by those
in their 30s and 20s. The number of 10 to 19 year old lightning
deaths is greater than the number of lightning deaths of those 40
and older.

Although the National Weather Service does not issue specific
lightning warnings, products such as the hazardous weather outlook
and the surf forecast describe the daily lightning danger in South
Florida on a scale ranging from none, to slight, to moderate to
high. When a storm producing excessive lightning is observed or is
imminent, a Special Weather Statement/significant weather advisory
is issued to alert of its location. Checking these products before
venturing outside can make the difference between life and death.

Remember, any thunderstorm can produce a lightning flash which can
kill you and those nearby.

Some locations are more dangerous than others. The greatest numbers
of people in Florida are struck while near or on a body of water.
Many others are struck while standing under trees. Another
vulnerable location is an open area with few trees such as a
construction site, Ball fields, playgrounds or Golf courses. School
related activities also rate high in lightning vulnerability. These
include walking to and from school and after school events.

The large number of high rise buildings in South Florida also puts
construction workers and even residents in upper floors at a greater
risk since tall objects are struck by lightning much more frequently
than objects close to the ground.

No place outdoors is safe from lightning. Even the inside of an
automobile, while safer than being outside, is not as safe as being
inside an enclosed building. If planning to be outdoors, stay
informed of the latest weather conditions by listening to NOAA
Weather Radio or by monitoring the latest forecasts via TV, radio,
cell phone or the internet. Be prepared to take shelter inside an
enclosed building if a thunderstorm approaches or forms nearby.

For further lightning information, as well as daily hazardous
weather outlooks which indicate the threat of lightning over South
Florida, as well as special weather statements, please visit the
National Weather Service in Miami website at
http://www.Weather.Gov/southflorida.

For general lightning safety tips as well as educational material,
please visit the National Weather Service lightning safety Page at
http://www.Lightningsafety.NOAA.Gov.

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Another Quality Job by CAT 5 Shutters, LLC: 7744 Nemec Dr. S Lake Clark, FL 33406

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on February 7, 2013

Another Quality Job by CAT 5 Shutters, LLC: 7744 Nemec Dr. S Lake Clark, FL 33406At CAT 5 Hurricane Shutters we design, manufacture and install hurricane shutters according to the Florida Building Code. We are licensed and insured (CGC # 1517869). Don’t get caught with a malfunctioning shutter during a hurricane. We are proud to introduce the most advanced Hurricane Protection System on the market. Our Hurricane Shutters are available in a wide array of designer styles, colors and will add value to your property and make it easier to secure your entire home than ever before. Some of our products are Accordion Hurricane Shutters, Bahama Shutters, Colonial Shutters, Roll-Down Shutters, Storm Panel Shutters, Stainless Steel Screens, and Storm Catcher Screens. All of our products are approved by the Florida Building Code!

CAT 5 Shutters, LLC is an A-rated Accredited Business and a member of the Better Business Bureau.

Contact us for a free estimate at 561-333-2285 or visit us online at http://www.cat5shutters.net

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