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Everything You Need to Know About Hurricane Shutters

Windows offer both aesthetic and practical benefits for your property. They protect you from the harsh elements and contribute to your home’s interior comfort. Most windows, however, aren’t built strong enough to withstand extreme weather conditions like storms, which is why ArmorGuard Exteriors recommends investing in hurricane shutter installation. 

Here’s a closer look at its features and benefits:

Why Are They Important?

Your window’s glass space is its largest and most fragile part. During a storm, this area is at risk of windborne debris which can result in shattered glass, several safety hazards and a compromised home structure. A broken window also provides an opening for rainwater to enter your home during a storm, leading to extensive water damage. Installing a hurricane shutter on your windows can improve your home’s protection from these dangers.

What are the Different Types?

There are different shutters on the market, and like deck awnings, it’s important to choose one that best suits your home. Consider your budget, preferences, and needs when selecting a shutter. Some of the common shutter styles include Colonial, Bahama, Accordion and Roll-Up. Another criterion you can consider is the type of shutter.

Wood and metal panels are two excellent options for homeowners on a budget, but they need to be installed and taken down whenever not needed. They are also difficult to install on higher levels. A manual closing accordion type, on the other hand, may cost more but stays in place once installed, making it a more convenient option. If you have the budget for it, you can choose a permanent, motor-driven shutter that can be easily operated indoors.

Do They Have Any Special Requirements?

Regardless of the type, it’s important to have your shutters installed based on the manufacturer’s guidelines. This includes using corrosive-resistant hardware and installing them on structurally sound framing members. Avoid attaching them to your window frame or on a brick veneer face for maximum protection.

Ensure the success of your hurricane shutter installation by turning to ArmorGuard Exteriors. Aside from quality outdoor shutters, we also offer deck canopy installation services. Call us today at (904) 872-1712 to learn more about our products and services. You can also fill out our contact form for a free estimate.

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