Commonly Asked Questions about Hurricane Shutters


Commonly Asked Questions about Hurricane Shutters

Castle Impact Windows has been in business since 1969. With almost 50 years experience, we are pretty confident that we can say we have heard every possible question when it comes to protecting your home from the next hurricane.With all the questions we have answered over the years, we have taken the most common ones and created our very own FAQ Page for your convenience. Feel free to check it out anytime.Here are just a few of the most frequently asked questions.Q: Why should people get hurricane shutters?A: Hurricane shutters are a valuable investment to protect your home, and sometimes even your life from flying debris during high winds. Shutters can also offer protection from pressure from strong winds, which can lead to roof destruction. Not having hurricane shutters or impact windows in hurricane-prone South Florida can result in higher insurance premiums, so getting them is worth the cost.Q: What kind of shutters should I get?A: You can get shutters that are as easy as possible for you to deploy, are within your budget, and offer protection. We offer many different styles of hurricane shutters to give you plenty of options on what will do best on your home and what will be approved with your HOA.Q: Why can’t I just put tape on my windows?A: Because applying tape to your window will not offer any type of protection to your home against wind. It can also be very difficult to remove the tape after the storm. This time would be better spent cleaning up anything in your yard that can be picked up and blown around in high winds, to keep those things from smashing windows.Q: How can I be sure I am choosing a trustworthy company to install my hurricane shutters?A: Before choosing a company to install your shutters, be sure the company is licensed. You should ask for references, check the Better Business Bureau and check their online reviews.Q: Can I leave my hurricane shutters up year-round?A: You shouldn’t leave them in the closed position. Leaving hurricane shutters closed/over the windows when there is not a hurricane can be a safety hazard. In case of emergency, you would not be able to get out of your home easily, and emergency workers would not be able to get in to help you. It’s very important when having shutters installed on your home to know your egress routes incase of an emergency and you need to get out when they are closed.Q: Can’t I install hurricane shutters myself?A: DIY shutter installation often ends in dismay. You want to be sure your shutters are installed correctly, offering your family the best protection possible. Having a licensed company install your shutters will also ensure that the required permits were filed and they will pass inspection.Still have a question not answered on here? Give us a call at 561-683-4811, we would be happy to come over and go over your options to best secure your home and family for the next big storm.

“I purchased my shutters in 2007 I live in the Caribbean, the island of Anguilla to be specific my shutters stood up to Irma and this is a testament to the quality I have since recommended this product to others here in the Caribbean”

Allan C. Island of Anguilla  

“You are doing everything right. Can’t think of anything that needs improvement. Very pleased”

H. Lee, Lake Worth, FL  

“I’ve used you guys twice. I’d use you again in the future. You do great work, in a timely fashion. Thanks for a great job!!”

D. Pruss, Lake Worth, FL