Living in Florida or other tropical areas that are affected by hurricanes makes it important for you to know the proper steps to take to protect you and your family. Hurricane shutters are designed perfectly to protect your home from strong winds, heavy rains, and flying debris.
Here are some helpful things you need to know about hurricane shutters:
Should you use plywood?
If you are in a pinch for time and plywood is the only option you have to board up your windows then it is an okay decision to help protect your home. However, plywood is much heavier than hurricane shutters. They may have some similarities being that they cover up openings in your home, but at the end of the day, plywood must be secured with nails, screws, anchors, bolts or clips. This can leave you scrambling for time after carrying a large, heavy piece of plywood around your home.
Should you leave your shutters up all year?
Leaving your hurricane shutters up all year may seem easier in the long run, but there is a chance of attracting or deterring criminals to your home depending on the kind of shutters you have. If they are the kind of shutters that you attach to the walls around the windows with bolts while blocking out light and they are made of steel or aluminum, there is the potential chance of a break-in. This can attract attention to your home and make a burglar think your home is vacant.
However, it’s becoming increasingly popular to leave hurricane shutters up all year with accordion shutters, Bahama shutters, clear panels, colonial shutters, and roll-up shutters. Newer designs are decorative while beautifying and protecting the home at the same time. We offer all of these options at Brevard Shutters, and they all provide strong and excellent protection for all of your windows and doors. You can also look into getting storm shutters in Palm Bay, Florida that can roll or slide closed for easy protection.
At Brevard Shutters we have a wide variety of options for you to choose from that are easy to use and aesthetically pleasing. Let us help you professionally install the hurricane protection you need to benefit you and your family.