Hurrican Shutters

Installing "Peace of Mind"

Bahama Hurricane Shutters For Your Islamorada Home

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on May 13, 2013

Bahama Hurricane Shutters For Your Islamorada HomeHurricane shutters are are designed to protect windows and doors during a hurricane. The design includes strong fixtures which will prevent the wind from ripping the shutter off, along with a sturdy construction which will resist flying debris and prevent crushing or breaching of the shutter. In areas where hurricanes are common, such as Florida Keys, public safety agencies and local governments usually strongly recommend that homeowners install hurricane shutters to safety, and to minimize costly damages caused by hurricanes and strong storms.

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.
There are several types of hurricane shutters available that can prevent or minimize such damage. There are the Storm Panels, Accordion Shutters, Bahamas, Colonials and Roll-Up shutters. Generally rated for 140 MPH winds, any one, or a combination of these types can make a huge difference in a home’s ability to withstand hurricane force winds. All shutters are designed for a specific opening. The type of window or door may dictate the type of hurricane shutter that can be used. Today, we will cover Bahama Hurricane Shutters. Bahama Hurricane Shutters

Bahama Hurricane Shutters

The Bahama Shutters type is one of the most unique styled shutters on the market today. Made popular in coastal and tropical climates, the Bahama Shutter is a great addition to many homes. The Caribbean styling allows air to flow, while protecting the interior of your home from sun damage. Bahama Shutters keep the sun’s hot rays from ever hitting the glass in your windows, keeping the heat away from the interior of your home. Easy adjustment of the angle of the shutter provides privacy.

Bahama hurricane shutters are pre-installed & used as a shade when they are not required. However, they are available in various different prices but opting for a cheaper Bahama shutter may not make any sense since they might not ensure utmost protection against flying debris. Awning Shutters bear striking resemblance with Bahama shutters but the major conspicuous difference is that, it is awning which offers a shade in place of louvered shade in Awning shutters. In terms of prices also, Awning shutters are akin to Bahama shutters. The cost of these shutters may vary between $15-$20/square foot.

All Bahama shutters are extruded aluminum with a baked-on powder coat finish. Standard Bahama shutters colors are white, ivory, beige and black. Bahama Shutters attach with a top hinge and are supported with mill finish arms that telescope to allow for adjustment of shutter projection. Hurricane rated Bahama Shutters come with lock-down hardware.

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.


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.


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.

Choosing Hurricane Installation Company in Florida Keys

Look for hurricane installation company in your Florida Keys area the same way you go about choosing any company that performs a service. Make sure they are licensed, get references, and then check the references. Ask your neighbors and friends about who installed their shutters and if they had any complaints or recommendations. Check out a company with the Better Business Bureau, your local licensing authority, or contractor association.

Cat 5 Shutters, LLC.

Serving Locations Throughout Florida

Installing “Peace of Mind”

When it comes to securing the safety of your family, home and business during severe weather, only the finest storm protection will do. That’s why so many businesses and residents trust Cat 5 Shutters LLC, the world’s leading producer of hurricane shutters based out of West Palm Beach, Florida (Palm Beach County) to help protect the people and property they care about most during Hurricane Season… and throughout the year. Cat 5 Shutters has achieved a A ratings with the Better Business Bureau.

Cat 5 Shutters LLC is especially proud to introduce the most advanced Hurricane Protection systems on the market today. 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!

Cat 5 Shutters LLC offer the finest and strongest hurricane shutters and storm protection on the market. All of our hurricane shutters are tested and approved by Miami-Dade County and the Florida building code (High velocity Hurricane Zone) which will guarantee the purchaser the highest level of “Peace of Mind” during a hurricane disaster. We manufacture a wide variety of hurricane shutters; Accordion Hurricane Shutters, Bahamas Hurricane Shutters, Colonial Hurricane Shutters, Roll Down Hurricane Shutters, Storm Hurricane Panels, Stainless Steel Hurricane Screens, and Roll Down Screens. Keeping Floridians safe against hurricanes, storms, intruders and the suns rays based out of West Palm Beach, Florida (Palm Beach County).

Listed below are some of the projects we have completed in Islamorada. Please review our hurricane shutters portfolio in Monroe County.

  1. Grainger 156 Biscayne Blvd Islamorada, FL 33036
  2. Huntington 240 Costa Brava Dr Islamorada, FL 33036
  3. Martin 260 Costa Brava Dr Islamorada, FL 33036
  4. Stine 252 Costa Bravo Dr Islamorada FL 33036
  5. Field 131 West Plaza Granada Islamorada, FL 33036
  6. Ocasio 178 Gulfview Dr Islamorada, FL 33036
  7. Vanetten 182 Gulfview Dr Islamorada, FL 33036
  8. USCG Station 183 Palermo Dr Islamorada, FL 33036
  9. Beachwood Condo Association 75811 Overseas Hwy Islamorada, FL 33036

We invite you to contact us today for more information, and discover the secret to enjoying unprecedented storm protection and “peace-of-mind” for many years to come!

Don’t get caught with a malfunctioning shutter during a hurricane!

When only the best will do, ask for Cat 5 Shutters, LLC. hurricane protection products.

Distributed by Viestly


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