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Hurricane Season

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on June 5, 2014

Hurricane SeasonIn the wake of a natural disaster, essentials such as fuel, food, ice, generators, lanterns, lumber, lodging etc may be short supply. Charging excessive prices for these and other necessities happens in awake of a storm or even afterwards.

Home repairs-

Know your contractor- Fly by Night contractors who are not do not have a licenses or insurance always offer the lowest price but also bring to the table problems.

Get at least 3 estimates. Be certain you see licenses and proof of insurance from all.

Be aware of solicitors offering services you don’t need. They may just be looking to see what is inside your home.

Avoid doing any work with a company that is requiring you to pay in just cash only. Make sure to get copies of all work done and checks that were written for your records.

At the end of the day make sure you are happy with the work that was done. Keep your records and do not be afraid of asking questions. If they don’t have the answers do not let them in.

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Hurricane Shutters- Whats right for you?

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on June 4, 2014

Hurricane Shutters- Whats right for you?

Here are some considerations as you review your choices in window protection:

Its a lot easier to pull on an accordion shutter across sliding glass doors or to push a button and watch motorized shutters roll down.

Here are some ideas to help you think of what is best for your home and yourself.

Can you install protection yourself? Screwing plywood panels in place is a heavy, awkward task that typically takes more than one person. Many plywood users who emerged from the 2004 season of back-to-back storms vowed never again use plywood.

Plywood is the covering of first or last resort for many homeowners, but it is heavy and hard to store and attached when a storm nears. If it gets soaked repeatedly ( as it will during hurricane season) the layers can peel apart causing the homeowner to replace plywood often. It is also a fire and termite risk. If you choose to use it the plywood panels should be measured, drilled and labeled in advance. A 4 x 8 foot sheet of 5/8″ plywood is about 16.99 these days at your local hardware stores.

If you already have window protection, are you ready to roll? Do you know where the Tapcons or wing nuts or other fasteners are? Do you know how to install or operate your protection?

Storage space can be a problem for plywood and for heavy stacks of Aluminum or Steel panels. Those metal panels can tear up your hands and cause serious injury if a stack of them drops or falls on you.

No matter what you need to protect your openings. CAT 5 SHUTTERS, LLC  can help. Contact us toll free at 1-877-cat-five or visit us on the web at www.cat5shutters.net for a free estimate.

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Hurricane Shutters FAQ

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on May 13, 2014

Hurricane Shutters FAQWhen it comes to Hurricane Shutters you need to know that they will indeed stand up to, well, a hurricane. Your Hurricane Shutters will be that first line of defense that keeps your windows, and the inside of your home, intact. To make sure that Hurricane Shutters will indeed stand up to their name the State of Florida requires independent testing and review by a Florida licensed professional engineer. Once they have verified that the shutters will indeed withstand a hurricane the product is approved.

Q: Should I tape my windows when a hurricane threatens?

A: NO! It is a waste of effort, time, and tape. It offers little strength to the glass and NO protection against flying debris. After the storm passes you will spend many a hot summer afternoon trying to scrape the old, baked-on tape off your windows (assuming they weren’t shattered). Once a Hurricane Warning has been issued you would be better off spending your time putting up shutters over doors and windows.

Q: Should I put shutters over my doors ???

A: Obviously sliding glass doors, french doors or any door with considerable glass in it should be protected. Some double doors or garage doors should either be shuttered or reinforced. In Hurricane Andrew many of these type doors gave way.

Q: Why should I get hurricane shutters ?

A: People who live in coastal counties from Texas to Maine, and those in other hurricane prone areas, such as most of the Florida peninsula, will find shutters an excellent investment for protecting their lives and property. They protect against wind and wind-borne debris. These shutters protect not only the windows or doors they cover, but also possessions and people inside the building. Once a window or door has been breeched by hurricane winds tremendous pressure is brought to bear on interior walls and upward pressure on the building’s roof. This can lead to roof failure which exposes the entire contents of the building to the storm. Shutters are a first line of defense against the hurricane. Much of the damage and building failure in Hurricane Andrew could have been prevented by well installed hurricane shutters over windows and doors.

Q: Why should I bother with shutters if I live in an evacuation zone?

A: Shutters will protect your house and possessions from wind damage whether you are there or not. If the storm surge should reach your home then the shutters won’t protect against the flood of water. But not every place in the evacuation zone will flood. You should take every reasonable precaution to protect your property.

Q: What are the best kind of shutters ?

A: The best kind are those that are affordable, are easy to install, and offer the greatest protection. Which of these properties is most important to you depends on individual circumstances. For a disabled or elderly person it may be ease of installation with either an automatic closing mechanism or accordion type shutters. For those with limited incomes plywood shutters may be the only affordable option. For most people the best compromise would be steel panels, which offer good protection, but are expensive and take effort to install. Aluminum panels are lighter and easier to install, but offer less protection and may not meet the building code for your area.
Which ever type you decide on it is important to remember that shutters are only as good as the quality of their installation. Ensure that the shutters or their anchors are installed by qualified workmen and that quality materials that meet the building code for your area are used.

Q: What about the plastic film and shatter resistant windows I’ve heard about ?

A: Although these are remarkable products that are being improved every year, they are no substitute for shutters. If you have windows that for some reason, such as access, can’t be shuttered then you may wish to consider using the film or installing the shatter resistant glass.
Remember that the film only protects the glass. The frame is still under pressure and the whole window could fail. Windows with these treatments will still suffer damage from the impact of debris and may have to be replaced after a storm, whereas a shutter would take most or all of the energy of such an impact. Films and special glasses also might not meet the building code for your area.

Q: How do I choose an installation company I can trust ?

A: 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.

Q: When is the best time to get my shutters installed ?
 
A: The best time to have shutters installed is when the house is built so they can be a part of the design. If you own a house without shutters have them installed as soon as is practical. Keep in mind that the beginning of hurricane season may be a busy time for most installation companies. Do NOT wait until a Hurricane Watch is issued for your area.
At the start of each hurricane season you should test out your shutters. For permanently installed shutters try closing each one to make sure they work smoothly and lock tight. For panels and plywood shutters try a couple of windows and doors to ensure the hardware works and check the time you need to complete the job. Check all panels for warpage or other damage which could compromise its integrity. Repair any problems at this time so that everything is ready when a storm threatens.

When a Hurricane Watch is issued for your area check all mechanisms and hardware again, and maybe pre-install the more difficult shutters. If you live in an evacuation zone and it will take 2 or 3 hours to complete your shutter installation, you may want to start during the Watch phase. If you are not in an evacuation zone you should time your installation early in the Warning phase so that you are not struggling with panels during high winds.

Q: What if I can’t afford commercial shutters ?

A: The least expensive, effective method of protecting windows is probably using plywood. The key to plywood shutters is thickness and installation. Use at least 5/8 inch exterior grade plywood, it makes the shutters heavier but safer. They should be cut to fit inside the window frame, installed prior to hurricane season, marked for which window they are made for, and stored with their hardware, preferably in a dry location. Heat and moisture over time will warp plywood, and a good fit is essential to their effectiveness.

If even these shutters seem too expensive consider making them for two or three windows at a time, starting with the most vulnerable. After a few years you will have your whole house ready.

Q: Can condominium associations prohibit shutters ?

A: The short answer in Florida is NO. Chapter 718 of Florida Statutes of the Comdominium Act (1991) permits each board of administration to adopt specifications as to color, style, etc., but all specifications “shall comply with the applicable building code”. The Florida statutes further state “… a board shall not refuse to approve the installation or replacement of hurricane shutters conforming to the specifications adopted by the board.”

No matter what hurricane needs you have contact CAT 5 Shutters, LLC for a free estimate.

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Hurricane Shutters

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on May 7, 2014

Hurricane ShuttersWhat is the best kind of shutter?

The best are those that are affordable and that you can manage to install or operate. For a disabled or elderly person, this may require some sort of automated method for closing; suggesting something like accordion shutters. For the strong handyman, heavy plywood trimmed to fit within the windows with secure mounting brackets makes sense. Bahamas shutters are a favorite for some because they serve a useful purpose year-round and are quick and easy to install when needed.
Storm panels are a good compromise for many people. Steel panels offer the best protection, but are difficult to install because of their weight. Aluminum panels at a comparable price offer less protection, but are easier to install. If there is no source of heavy debris upwind, you might consider the lesser protection of aluminum shutters adequate. There are other types. The key in all of these is that the installation must be good, and done by a qualified and reliable workman, and they must suit the conditions under which they will be installed and expected to perform.
Which shutter choice is best for you depends on how much work you can do in fabricating and installing them. One word of caution: if electric power is used to open or close shutters, then a mechanical backup is mandatory, since electricity may very well be out either before or after a hurricane.

What about plastic films?

Plastic films are no substitute for shutters or plywood covers for windows and doors. However, demonstrations of their strength are quite impressive, and they are probably the next best thing to solid covers for windows and doors, especially where access to such glass areas is physically restricted. One problem is that they provide only a small measure of protection for the glass itself, and frequently the frame holding the glass in place can fail. This includes both windows and sliding glass doors.

How do I choose a company I can trust?

The same way one goes about choosing any company that performs services. Make sure they are licensed and above all, check their references. If the company provides the references, they will likely not give you names of unsatisfied customers; thus referrals from friends and relatives are preferable. Also, check with your local licensing authority, and contractor associations.

When is the best time to get shutters installed?

The best time to have shutters installed is when your house is built so that they can be part of the design. If you already have a home without shutters, then get them installed as soon as it is practical to do so. If they are permanently in place on your home, — such as Bahamas shutters, roll-down, accordion, etc. — then practice closing them once a year before hurricane season to make sure everything is in place and in working order.
If they are panels, then check at the beginning of each hurricane season to see that all hardware is available and check each opening to make sure no repairs are required. It is also a good idea to practice installing these panels for a couple of windows or doors prior to each season, to time how long it takes you to install them.
When a hurricane watch is issued, check all mechanisms and hardware again, and perhaps install some of your more difficult shutters. If you are in a potential evacuation zone, and it is going to take you more than 2 to 3 hours to install your shutters, you may want to start the work during the hurricane watch phase. If you are not in an evacuation zone, you should have time during the hurricane warning phase to install your shutters.

What if I can’t afford to get shutters?

The least expensive effective method of protecting windows is probably plywood. If plywood covers are properly installed, they are just as effective, or maybe more effective than commercial shutters. The key is proper thickness and installation. They should be cut, fit, and installed prior to the hurricane season, and then well-marked and stored with hardware for quick installation should a hurricane threaten your area. The time for installation is the same as for shutters mentioned above. You might consider doing a few windows at a time over a long period, or seeking financing to make them affordable. There will still be some people who, for one reason or another, just can’t afford to do either of these. For those, it is like not having insurance, recovering from the disaster will be slow, and they will have to depend on outside help. Putting tape on the windows is not considered worth the effort.

No matter what type of shutter you need contact CAT 5 Shutters, LLC on web at www.cat5shutters.net or call us 561-333-2285 or 305-852-2285

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Hurricane Protection: What are your options?

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on April 11, 2014

Hurricane Protection: What are your options?Plywood Panels?The first method that comes to mind immediately is, of course, plywood sheets. Well, if you have ever tried to protect your home from a hurricane by nailing plywood sheets over your windows, you know how troublesome that can be. They are difficult to handle, and difficult to install. That’s true even for a burly 250 lb guy; much more so for the average Joe. For women, it’s even more of a trouble, whether you try it yourself or find someone to help you. And, of course, plywood does not offer adequate protection against projectiles that may strike your home during a storm.

Other Shutter Panels or Systems?Hurricane panels, made from steel or aluminum, can give you protection, but they too can be heavy and difficult to put up. Plus, storing those panels when not in use means giving up space in your garage or storage shed. On the top end, more elaborate hurricane protection systems, such as aluminum accordian or rolldown shutters, are an option, but for many homeowners they can be cost prohibitive. And if you are a Do-it-Yourself homeowner, the installation of those systems can sometimes be beyond your jack-of-all-trades skills. There has to be an easier way for you to get hurricane protection for your home, right?

Hurricane Fabric Screens: A Better AlternativeCompare those hurricane protection systems to our simple, affordable, effective solution to the problem of hurricane protection. Our Storm Catcher hurricane fabric screens provide all the protection of other hurricane protection systems, but at considerable cost savings. Plus, at 8 ounces per square yard, they weigh a fraction of what other systems do. When you evaluate all options, we believe that you’ll agree: The Storm Catcher hurricane fabric screen system makes sense for you, the Do-it-Yourself homeowner.

Effective Protection that is Approved, Lightweight, and See-throughBlocking 97% of wind and rain, these extraordinary hurricane screens are made of a lightweight, geo-synthetic fabric that can protect buildings from hurricane force winds and flying debris. Because of the unique weave used in production, our hurricane fabric screens are translucent, allowing natural light to enter from the outside. This eliminates that dark, ‘closed-in’ feeling that you get with some other hurricane protection systems. This feature also enables you to see outside from inside the building.

Easy to Install, Easy to Store, Can Cover Any OpeningLess expensive and easier to install than other hurricane protection systems, such as accordion shutters or rolldown shutters, Storm Catcher hurricane fabric screens are ideal for protecting any size or shape window, as well as large openings such as lanais, storefronts and entranceways. Our hurricane fabric protection system is also a great way to cover garage doors, as an alternative to the costly option of installing a hurricane door. Storm Catcher hurricane fabric screens are virtually maintenance free and can be stored in a fraction of the space that other hurricane protection systems require. For larger orders, we even provide a breathable storage bag.

Installation: You CAN Do it Yourself!Because of the hurricane screen fabric’s light weight (8 oz per sq yd), it can be installed by almost anyone. Most applications require no special tools or heavy lifting. You have a choice of hardware, which can be purchased from us in addition to the screens. For most applications, whether attaching to a wood or concrete structure, “Panel Mates” will be the best and simplest option. PanelMates is a product of Elco Construction. These are also known as ‘concrete screws’, but work just as well in wood structures. These screws are secured into the substrate of the building, and have a protruding threaded post. The screen’s grommets go over the post and are secured with wingnuts. If you are fastening in concrete, you have the option of using “Flush Mount” anchors. These anchors are inserted into the concrete, flush with the wall surface. The screen is secured by sidewalk bolts that screw into the anchors.

Whatever hurricane protection you want you can contact CAT 5 Shutters, LLC at 1-877-CAT-FIVE or visit us on the web at www.cat5shutters.net. we offer free estimates and have all the latest and greatest products.

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Homeowners Insurance

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on March 11, 2014

Homeowners InsuranceGet a list of discountsInsurance companies offer discounts to homeowners for improvements that make their homes a better risk. These include safety features such as indoor sprinklers, smoke detectors and dead bolt locks. Discount programs change frequently, and we can’t list all the possible discounts here. If you haven’t spoken to your agent within the past year or you’ve made a major home improvement, you may be missing out on significant discounts.

Raising your deductible—the portion of a claim that comes out of your pocket—is the easiest way to cut your insurance cost. Bumping your deductible from $500 to $1,000 can save you up to 25 percent on your premium. Raising it to $2,500 can save you 30 percent, and raising it to $5,000 can save you 35 percent or more. The downside, of course, is that you’ll be stuck with a bigger bill if you file a claim. But consider this: If you raise your deductible from $500 to $2,500 and your premium decreases by $500 a year, your savings will cover the deductible increase in four years. If you put those savings aside, you’ll have a cash cushion to pay the higher deductible. And after the first four years, you’ll save $500 every year without any extra financial risk. DIYers can often offset the impact of a higher deductible by doing part of a repair project themselves.

Replace washer hoses.Washing machine hoses that leak or even burst are a common cause of water damage. Some insurance companies offer a discount of up to 10 percent on your premiums if you replace the rubber hoses on your washing machine with no-burst stainless steel hoses (available at home centers and hardware stores). In 10 minutes, you could save five times the cost of the hoses on your next bill, but this is a smart move even if your insurer doesn’t offer a discount.

Drop additional structures coverageMost insurers assume your house isn’t the only building on your property. If you don’t have a stand-alone shed, garage or other structure on your property, remove this coverage and save yourself 5 percent.

Inform your agent about upgradesInsurance companies like to insure homes with newer plumbing and electrical systems as well as burglar alarms and sprinkler systems because these features reduce the risk of fire and water damage. If you make upgrades to any of these systems in an older home, let your insurance agent know. One homeowner we spoke with called her insurance agent to report some recent plumbing upgrades, and after a 15-minute conversation, the agent raised her overall coverage by $50,000 and reduced her annual premium by $400.

Think twice before filing a claimEvery time you file a claim, you risk higher insurance rates in the future. So in the long run, filing a claim can cost you more than you receive in a payout. Paying for a smaller loss yourself will almost always cost less than the premium increase you’ll face later. A good rule of thumb is don’t file a claim if it’s worth less than $1,000 over your deductible. Statistically, if you file two claims in a three-year period, or make claims related to maintenance issues such as a chronic leak or some missing shingles, you risk triggering a rate hike or worse. Your insurance company may even drop you completely. Just inquiring about a claim (without even filing it!) could raise your rates.

Make automatic payments.Many insurance companies will discount your premium 2 percent if you pay your premiums by “automatic withdrawal” from a bank account.

Beef up your garage door.Strong winds often wreck garage doors. So a tougher door might cut your premiums by 10 percent. You have two options: Install a new hurricane-resistant garage door, or use a retrofit kit with horizontal and vertical bracing to strengthen the existing door. A retrofit solution for a double-door garage can be ordered online or special-ordered from a home center. If you have a $1,000 premium, your payback would be about five

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Top 3 Questions to ask yourself

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on March 6, 2014

Top 3 Questions to ask yourselfYes, it’s that time again. Hurricane season is here and now is the best time to start preparing. Make sure to protect your greatest investment, your home. Equating falling home values with a reduction in the amount of insurance protection can leave homeowners dangerously under insured. You should feel confident that you have enough coverage to rebuild and replace personal possessions before it’s too late.
Take matters into your own hands. The Insurance Information Institute has the three most important questions to ask your insurer.

1. Do I have enough insurance to rebuild my home?

Your policy needs to cover the cost of rebuilding your home at current construction costs. Quite simply, you should have enough insurance to rebuild your home in the event that it is destroyed. Homeowners who have made upgrades to their home should to alert their insurance company so these improvements are also properly insured.

2. Do I have enough insurance to replace all of my possessions?

Most homeowners insurance policies provide coverage for your personal possessions for approximately 50 percent to 70 percent of the amount of insurance you have on the structure of your home. So if you have $100,000 worth of coverage on the structure of your home, you would be covered for $50,000 to $70,000 worth of the contents of your home, depending on the specific policy.
The best way to determine if this is enough coverage is to conduct a home inventory. A home inventory will detail everything you own and the estimated cost to replace these items if they were to be stolen or destroyed by a disaster. To simplify this task, the I.I.I. offers free, downloadable software and information on how to create and store your inventory at http://www.KnowYourStuff.org/.
You can insure your possessions in two ways: by their actual cash value or their replacement cost. Review these options with your insurer to determine which type of coverage is best for your particular situation.

3. Do I have enough insurance to protect my assets?

Homeowners insurance protects both the structure and contents of your home, and it also provides liability protection to protect your assets and finances. This coverage covers you against lawsuits for bodily injury or property damage that you or your family members cause to other people. It pays for both the cost of defending you in court and court awards-up to the limit of your policy. Most standard home and renters insurance policies will generally provide at least $100,000 of liability coverage.

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Quality Job by CAT 5 Shutters- Florida Keys

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on January 14, 2014

Quality Job by CAT 5 Shutters- Florida KeysCat 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 and colors our easy to use hurricane shutters will add value to your property! Hurricane Protection, Hurricane Shutters, Storm Shutters, Window Shutters or Accordion Hurricane Shutters, whatever you call them we can do them. Below are some of the products we offer, take a look and let us know what we can do for you.

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

Colonial 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 Screens: 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 do work in the following cities throughout Monroe County:  150 Velencia, Islamorada FL

Plantation Key, Islamorada, Key Largo, Ocean Reef, Tavernier, Marathon, Long Key, Cudjoe Key and Big Pine Key.

Here is another quality job done by CAT 5 Shutters:

Drive by any of our jobs we have done and take a look! If you would like to see a quality CAT 5 Shutter job in your area contact us and we will be happy to give you references. Once you see our quality work feel free give us a call to schedule your free estimate for your hurricane protection needs. Call toll free at 1-800-CAT-FIVE or visit us on the web at http://www.cat5hurricaneshutterswpb.com.

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Qaulity Jobs By CAT 5 Shutters

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on January 14, 2014

Qaulity Jobs By CAT 5 ShuttersCat 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 and colors our easy to use hurricane shutters will add value to your property! Hurricane Protection, Hurricane Shutters, Storm Shutters, Window Shutters or Accordion Hurricane Shutters, whatever you call them we can do them. Below are some of the products we offer, take a look and let us know what we can do for you.

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

Colonial 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 Screens: 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 do work in the following cities throughout Palm Beach County:

Atlantis, Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Briny Breezes, Cloud Lake, Delray Beach
Glen Ridge, Golf, Greenacres, Golf Stream, Haverhill, Highland Beach, Hypoluxo, Juno Beach, Jupiter,
Jupiter Inlet Colony, Lake Clarke Shores, Lake Park, Lake Worth, Lantana, Manalapan, Loxahatchee Groves
North Palm Beach, Ocean Ridge, Mangonia Park, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Pahokee, Palm Springs
Riviera Beach, Palm Beach Shores, South Bay, South Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington and
West Palm Beach .

Here is another quality job done by CAT 5 Shutters:  187 Mulberry Grove Rd. Royal Palm Beach

Drive by any of our jobs we have done and take a look! If you would like to see a quality CAT 5 Shutter job in your area contact us and we will be happy to give you references. Once you see our quality work feel free give us a call to schedule your free estimate for your hurricane protection needs. Call toll free at 1-800-CAT-FIVE or visit us on the web at http://www.cat5hurricaneshutterswpb.com.

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2014 Hurricane Predictions Already..

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on January 13, 2014

2014 Hurricane Predictions Already..Now that the 2013 Hurricane Season has concluded we need to focus a step further down the road, the names, predictions and forecasts for the 2014 Hurricane Season.

The below names are chosen in advance by World Meteorological Organization with the names rotating every six years for reuse. There are exceptions when a name will be retired and a new name will appear within the six year cycle. You can read more here on the history of naming tropical cyclones and retired names
Updates will appear below as they happen prior to or during the 2014 hurricane season. Tracking for individual systems and tropical storms as well as hurricanes will occupy the area at the top of this article as activity starts during the season. In past years there has been some activity of tropical nature prior to and after the “regular” hurricane season window which runs from June 1st through November 30th.

2014 Hurricane Season Tropical Storm Names and Hurricane Names
Arthur
Bertha
Cristobal

Dolly
Edouard
Fay

Gonzalo
Hanna
Isaias

Josephine
Kyle
Laura

Marco
Nana
Omar

Paulette
Rene
Sally

Teddy
Vicky
Wilfred

Preparedness for Tropical Storms, Hurricanes and Natural Disasters.Keeping in mind some of the major damages done by tropical storms, hurricanes along with natural and man-made disasters, people need to be prepared in advance.
The best way to divert some of the difficulties found during such times, a Hurricane and Disaster Kit is something every home should have. By clicking the above link you will be able to view and read about what should be contained in such a kit. This kit sits in the author’s bedroom, readily accessible in times of such emergencies.
This type of kit will be a “need to have” item for events such as severe thunderstorms, floods, earthquakes and even war. This kit will be essential should something along the lines of an EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) event take place, than can be solar or man-made.

Make sure your family plan is in motion. Protect your home and business from storms. Contact CAT 5 Shutters, LLC toll free at 1-877-CAT-FIVE or visit us on the web at www.cat5hurricaneshutterswpb.com. We offer free estimates, repairs and service on your hurricane protection.

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