As times changes, technology and products also change and improve. Hurricane shutters are no exception.
Perhaps the most old-fashioned and do-it-yourself shutters are just good ol’ plywood. Many homes still use plywood shutters when facing a storm. The cons of using plywood shutters are that you have to cut them yourself to fit your window and door frames, and they can be difficult to install properly. They can also be heavy.
Awning shutters, also known as clamshell shutters, are another older style of shutters. When not being used for storm protection, they have another purpose – to provide shade. Clamshell shutters vary in price. The main con for clamshell shutters is that they are not hurricane rated.
Better shutter options, which are growing in popularity, include accordion shutters and roll-down shutters. Like clamshell shutters, accordion shutters are pre-installed and are usually housed on the sides of the windows or doors. When a storm is approaching, homeowners with accordion shutters can easily open and close them, making deployment much faster than many other types of shutters.
Roll-down shutters are known to be the fasted to close up and to provide superior protection for your home during a fierce hurricane. Roll-down shutters come with a manual crank or with an electric motor drive.
Any shutters you choose will be beneficial to your home when facing a storm, so make sure to choose shutters that are best for your home and your budget alike.
When you’re ready to install hurricane shutters on your home, contact us over here at Castle Impact Windows for your free estimate. We will come out and show you the best hurricane protection solutions for your home.