Hurrican Shutters

Installing "Peace of Mind"

How to Choose Hurricane Shutters For Your Home

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on May 20, 2013

How to Choose Hurricane Shutters For Your Home

Protect Your Windows and Doors

Whether with impact-resistant glass or shutters, protecting doors and windows against high winds and flying debris is imperative. Hurricane-force winds can hurl objects that act like bullets.

Consider installing shutters or providing a system, such as a track, to easily install shutters in case of an approaching storm. Although the shutter wouldn’t be a permanent fixture on the exterior of your home, the track or other fastening hardware would be. So make sure the hardware is integrated with any other exterior improvements you plan to make.

Three major types of shutters are known alternatively as panel systems. They are usually made of plywood, metal (aluminium or steel), or polycarbonate plastic. Panels must be attached to the structure via screws in a direct mount or on tracks. When not in use, storm panels are stored in an easy to reach location. Newly constructed homes sometimes have an assigned area for storage of storm panels.

Hurricane shutters are a great investment to those families that live in hurricane-prone areas or just want the added safety benefit of having them. Hurricane shutters can be the difference of having a safe home to come home to instead of a home that has been obliterated from a catastrophic hurricane. Hurricane shutters are available as: storm panel hurricane shutters, accordion hurricane shutters, colonial hurricane shutters, Bahama hurricane shutters, and roll – down hurricane shutters.

Storm panel hurricane shutters are the most popular hurricane shutters out of all of the shutters that are available. For homeowners that choose to install storm panel hurricane shutters, they will need to also install metal tracts that will hold the sheets of steel or corrugated aluminum in place along the window. The storm panel hurricane shutters are created in a corrugated style so that the pieces can overlap one another, creating an even stronger resistance to the hurricane-force winds. Since there are different storm pane hurricane shutters that are available for installation, it is up to the home owner on which style they would prefer.

Hurricane shutters are available in a variety of sizes, styles, and colors and can be matched to your home and your preference.

Roll-down shutters are an immediate protection system that offers total ease of operation just by pushing a button. It rolls up neatly into its own header box at the top of the opening. At anytime you can lower these shutters to block out severe storms or to shade part of your home.

Colonial shutters are side swing-mounted and meet and close in the middle. They cover the entire opening with two shutters of equal size. It’s a very popular style, especially in the South.

Accordion shutters are an inexpensive approach to home and business protection. There is no storage involved, and with just a pull from each side to the center, you are locked and protected. Because of their cost-effectiveness, accordion shutters have become a very popular approach to providing protection to homes.

Bahama shutters are the perfect decorative and fully functional hurricane shutter. With island style and flair, they are very popular in tropical areas, and look great on any style home. They also provide ventilation, as they are louvered, and fastened at the top of windows. All are available in a variety of colors to match or contrast your home’s exterior.

Hurricane Shutters By Cat 5 Shutters

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. Cat 5 Shutters has achieved a A ratings with the Better Business Bureau.

Cat 5 Shutters LLC is especially proud to offer the most advanced Hurricane Protection systems on the market today. Available in a wide array of designer styles, colors our easy to use hurricane shutters will add value to your property!

Accordion Hurricane Shutters

Our Accordion Shutter system is one of the strongest in the industry, the blades in the open position only take up one inch per foot including uni-mate. We are the Manufacturer & Installer!

Bahama Hurricane Shutters

Bahama shutters provide storm protection as well as sun protection. Available in three types from lightweight to Heavy Hurricane approved.

Colonial Hurricane Shutters

Provide storm protection as well as cosmetic enhancement. Available in three types from lightweight to Heavy Hurricane approved.

Roll Down Hurricane Shutters

Are the most convenient and easiest system to operate. Roll down shutters will reduce your Air Conditioning costs and lower noise by up to 70% They also will protect your furniture’s exposure to direct sunlight. Available in Clear, White, Ivory Beige and Bronze.

Storm Panel Hurricane Shutters

Inexpensive hurricane protection. 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.

Roll Down Hurricane Screens

Fabric Based Hurricane Protection With Storm Catcher Roll Down Screen. Enjoy incredibly effective hurricane protection and the convenience of an electronically controlled or manually operated rolling hurricane screen system.
Stainless Steel Screen

Energy Savings and protection. Fort Security Storm & Door Systems will save you money on your electric bill on the window exposed to the sun. You may also be entitled to a discount from your insurance company. We are the first in the industry to pass the tough Dade County hurricane protocol. Offering 24/7 protection, no more worries for the last minute installation rush of cumbersome, heavy sharp edged or clear hurricane storm panels as the hurricane approaches.

Garage Door Braces

High quality aircraft grade aluminum. Lightweight (14 lbs). Incredibly strong. Telescoping design. Fits garage doors up to 8′ tall. 5 minute install. Even with shutters, if your garage door fails, the full force of the hurricane will enter your home and could possibly blow off your roof or otherwise seriously damage your home.

We invite you to review our hurricane shutters portfolio in Palm Beach and Monroe Counties and  contact us today for more information, and discover the secret to enjoying unprecedented storm protection and “peace-of-mind” for many years to come!

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