Frequently Asked Questions About Hurricane Shutters
Storms are unpredictable, unstoppable, and can lead to extensive property damage. The best thing you can do to keep yourself, your family, and your property safe is to install high-caliber storm protection in the form of storm shutters. We have the best, top-quality shutters, maintenance, and repair for all your storm prep needs.
About Castle Impact Windows
Do Castle Impact hurricane shutters meet building code requirements?
We have a variety of options in hurricane shutters that include folding shutters, rolling shutters, Bahama shutters, colonial shutters and storm panel shutter. All of our shutters meet and exceed building code requirements, including Miami-Dade Notice of Acceptance standards. Our shutters provide outstanding security and help in noise and dirt reduction
Can I expect a fast turnaround time for my project?
Our experienced and expert engineers customize hurricane shutters based on your needs and house specifications. Since we design shutters that fit well, we install them in record time while maintaining quality service. Our workers are well trained, licensed, and experienced, allowing them to complete all installments efficiently, ultimately saving you money.
Are there color options for Hurricane Shutters?
We have 4 standard color choices in shutters, plus a big range of powder color options for Bahama and Colonial Shutters. Wet paintable options are available for Rolling Shutters on tracks and housings
Do you offer emergency services?
We run an around-the-clock emergency service to help you out when you need us the most. As we own a parts warehouse, we can efficiently and effectively resolve all entrance-point security and safety issues. Our response time to our customer emergencies is typically two hours.
When there is a storm scare, should I tape my windows?
No. Don’t waste your tape and valuable time. The tape offers very little in terms of strength and protection against flying glass and debris. After the storm passes, you will have to scrape the worn-out tape off your damaged windows. Try to get the shutters installed over your doors and windows at the first sound of a hurricane warning and stay worry-free.
I live in an evacuation zone; do I need shutters?
Whether you are living in your house or away, hurricane shutters protect your home and property from the damage storms and hurricanes can cause. It is always better to take precautions and exercise safety to protect yourself and your property.
What type of shutter should I buy?
We have various options available when it comes to buying hurricane shutters. You should consider factors like your budget, the number of windows and doors in your house, whether you want temporary or permanent, removable, or fixed shutters. Compare various options available to you and buy the shutters that best fit your needs.
How many years has Castle Impact Windows been in business?
We have been providing hurricane shutter protection for more than fifty three years. We have top-quality products, exceptional customer service, and efficient maintenance and repair services with a quick turnaround time.
Can we use plywood as protection from a hurricane?
Plywood is and should always be the last resort. As it is hard and heavy, plywood doesn’t attach to doors and windows properly. When a storm hits, the plywood gets soaked, and its layers peel, making it weaker in the process. Plywood offers very little and unreliable storm protection.
What are Rolling Shutters?
Primarily designed as hurricane shutters, these rolling shutters offer the most additional benefits. They protect against water infiltration, water damage, and associated mildew and mold. Rolling shutters blend effortlessly into any building’s architecture.
These shutters automatically roll up into specially designed housing boxes when not in use. We have various options for the smallest possible housing boxes available to choose from. These shutters can be motor operated with the push of a button and are also available in strap and pole crank and manual push-up/pull-down designs. Battery-operated models come in handy when there is a power outage and an impending storm
What are Storm Panel Shutters?
These types of shutters are used as long as the storm lasts. After the storm passes, they can be neatly stacked away for later use. Storm panel shutters are available in steel, aluminum, and polycarbonate material and take a bit longer to set up and install.
It is the best economical storm protection solution as these panels protect windows, doors, porches, and other exposed structures while allowing a good amount of light to enter your rooms. Each panel has a ridged design for enhanced strength, with each piece overlapping the next.
We offer a variety of styles and designs for these panels. Before buying, make sure you get them cut into proper measurements to make the installation smoother.
What are Accordion Shutters?
These shutters can be quickly installed and are easy to use as they are permanently affixed beside the doors and windows. They can be easily installed in the case of sudden storms and adverse weather conditions. They open in accordion style and are made of durable polycarbonate material.
Accordion shutters can be customized to exactly fit the dimensions of your windows, doors, patios, and any other structure worth protecting. They are lightweight, require no additional storage, and a single person can unfold them storm-ready as they glide on wheels. Many accordion models offer lock-and-key functionality to deter break-ins and thefts in your absence.
What are Colonial Shutters?
Also known as traditional plantation shutters, colonial shutters got the style inspiration from the colonial architecture prevalent in New England. They are incredibly durable and easy to install. The colonial hurricane protection shutters available with us never warp or rot under any weather and are designed to improve the look and aesthetics of your home.
These shutters are custom-made and hand-assembled to be waterproof and robust, and they last for a long time. Colonial shutters offer enhanced insulation from cold and heat and noise. We have many decorative and color options to provide you with multiple options to suit your needs.
What are Bahama Shutters?
Bahama shutters provide shade and additional privacy to your home and are designed to be used in warm, tropical, Bahamas-like weather. These shutters are storm-ready as soon as they are installed and lowered for use.
They’re also very durable and available in aluminum, wood, and many colors and designs. Although Bahama shutters are not suitable for protecting doors, they are a terrific double-duty protective option for your windows.
When lowered, they look decorative without blocking much light from entering various rooms. These low-maintenance shutters are very affordable and are available in a versatile styling and color range.
Want to Learn More About Hurricane Protection in South Florida?
We are extremely confident in our products and service, as we are the best hurricane shutters provider in the state. Our excellent customer service, quick installation, experienced handling, and efficient repair and maintenance services make us the top choice in hurricane protection providers. Visit us once in Vero Beach, and we promise you that you will love everything about us.
Get in touch with us to get the best hurricane shutters in Vero Beach now!
“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
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