AMD Supply LLC, Florida’s leading wholesale aluminum supplier for hurricane shutters and aluminum supplies for contractors was recently featured on WPTV along with Just Shutter It, a leading Hurricane Shutter supplier serving Port St. Lucie and Vero Beach, FL discussing the recent price increase on hurricane shutters cost.
Residents in Florida and the Caribbean had an eventful 2017 Hurricane Season in Florida with Hurricane Irma ripping through the southeast and destroying many residents homes and commercial buildings. Some Florida residents were without homes that were inhabitable for weeks, months at a time; in some cases, gone for good.
Why The Cost Increase in Hurricane Shutters?
With President Trump’s new 10% tariff on aluminum, you are seeing the price of aluminum and hurricane shutters increase by about 10% to 20% across the board. For many years China has played unfair advantage in manipulating their currency to better favor their national interests in the steel and aluminum industries.
We are not in a trade war with China, that war was lost many years ago by the foolish, or incompetent, people who represented the U.S. Now we have a Trade Deficit of $500 Billion a year, with Intellectual Property Theft of another $300 Billion. We cannot let this continue!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 4, 2018
With the possible Trump tariff on steel and aluminum, the cost of hurricane shutters in Florida are increasing about 10% to 25% depending on location and your hurricane shutter contractor. In the past, the average price for hurricane shutters per square foot averaged around $11 to $14, a year or two ago; now the same shutter price is $14 to $15 per foot or about a 20% increase.
With the new uncertainty in the global aluminum market, AMD Supply has been preparing for the pent up demand of aluminum by forecasting the needs of their Florida shutter contractors and keeping plenty of aluminum in stock and ready to be delivered throughout South Florida.
AMD Supply has been serving Florida contractors with their aluminum shutters needs since 2006. AMD Supply also manufactures a custom Miami-Dade building code approved, high velocity shutter called the Supernova Shutters, an accordion style shutter.
Heavy Duty Hurricane Shutters
AMD Supply offers home builders, real estate developers, contractors, and shutter installers the patented; Supernova Shutters that are accordion hurricane shutters, which feature a revolutionary direct-mount system and commercial lock center-mate, making it easy to close from the inside.
These ultra-high velocity hurricane shutters are approved for Florida Building Codes and Miami Dade Building Codes that can withstand 185+ mph hurricane force wind protection and when not in use, will stack neatly on the window sides for an easy to deploy system without sacrificing your homes beauty.
Supernova Shutters are designed to keep the aesthetics of the building unaffected by the hurricane shutter. Moreover, they can be installed in any space including your garage door, balconies, sliding glass doors, patios, and 2nd story homes.
When doing your market research on available hurricane shutters your contractor carries, ask for the Supernova Shutters brand and compare hurricane shutters prices across window contractors. There’s a reason why the Supernova brand is the #1 most requested “accordion shutters” in Florida.
We offer a wide range of aluminum products other than hurricane shutters. As a top rated aluminum company in Florida, quality is our company’s foremost focus.
AMD Supply has built a reputation of providing the best service in the industry. Our sales team is fully bilingual (English / Spanish) and has over “100 Years” of combined aluminum industry experience here.
Our focus is to give our customers the best aluminum purchasing experience possible so that you will remain a loyal customer of AMD Supply for years to come!
Call us today at (786) 621-6706 or feel free to visit our showroom in Miramar, FL.