Hurricane Shutters are protective coverings that stop the force of hurricane strong winds and debris from destroying the interior of a house or damaging its doors and windows.
Aluminum hurricane shutters are common products for window contractors and shutter specialists in the coastal region of the United States, especially in South Florida (Miami, Broward, Palm Beach).
These hurricane shutters are extremely important in the state of Florida, where we are subjected to extremely violent tropical storms and hurricanes during season.
Here at AMD Supply we have compiled a few important benefits of having hurricane shutters installed on your Florida property.
Safety for People
The most important advantage of installing hurricane shutters on your property is safety during a storm or any other disaster. These shutters are often installed to protect glass windows and doors.
Strong winds can easily make objects fly that may shatter a glass window.
Shattered glass can fly around and cause damage to both life and property. In the worst case scenario, a broken window will allow your property to become pressurized causing a total loss.
You can also be assured that you do not have to keep installing new windows and glass items after a storm has passed over your area when you have aluminum hurricane shutters installed on your home. You can read about the difference between shutters and impact glass.
There are many methods that may be used to protect your home from hurricanes, however, lightweight aluminum shutters such as our patented Supernova brand of accordion hurricane shutters are the perfect option because of their speed of deployment.
Supernova accordion hurricane shutters can be deployed by a single person and may only take a few minutes to secure the entire property.
Aluminum storm panels may take more time for deployment, but can be stored separately out of site until a storm approaches. Panels are a more economical choice when compared to accordion shutters.
A third option for storm protection is roll down type shutters. They can be manually operated or installed with electric motors to deploy within seconds. The right option is the one that suits your personal needs for your South Florida property.
Increasing Resale Value
Installing hurricane shutters can significantly increase the resale value of your property. Potential buyers recognize the investment and care taken to maintain safety and security.
If there is ever a need to sell your property, you will find that an investment such as installing hurricane shutters will help buyers feel more at ease purchasing in a hurricane zone
One factor that may not have crossed your mind is that of improved security. Most hurricane shutters improve the security of your house by ensuring that the most vulnerable part of glass windows and doors becomes off limits to a common burglar after a storm.
Aluminum hurricane shutters are extremely rigid and provide additional protection against break-ins when traveling or in the aftermath of a storm.
These are some of the most common advantages of installing hurricane shutters. You can always look at the various shutters available at AMD Supply and find the right one for your home needs.