If you thought hurricane shutters were just to protect your house from hurricanes, we are here to tell you that is not the case! While hurricane shutters do, of course, protect your home from hurricanes, they also have multiple uses. We think you will be happy to hear the other ways they can benefit you. If you already have them, then you may be happy to know what a good investment you made. If you don’t yet have them, then this may convince you that now is the time to get them.
Shutters Add to Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Of course, the type of hurricane shutters you choose will affect what their other benefits are, but all are beneficial. If you choose Bahama or colonial shutters, then you are really adding to the aesthetics (or curb appeal) of your home. These shutters stay up year-round and look great! They can add a pop of color you might have been missing. They also add depth and dimension to the outside of your home. So, if your home had an otherwise rather flat, plain exterior, either Bahama or colonial shutters are a great way to improve upon the look of your home so it is neither flat nor plain any longer!
Hurricane Shutters Provide Safety
A major benefit of hurricane shutters is safety, not just from hurricanes but safety in general. If you are going out of town, whether it’s for a few days or a few months, deploying your hurricane shutters will help protect your home. It will protect your home if any inclement weather comes while you are gone. This is especially important if you are gone during the hurricane season. You should absolutely deploy your hurricane shutters, so if a storm hits while you are away, you know that your home is safe. Additionally, they can protect your home from being burglarized while you are out of town. If a would-be burglar notices your car is gone for a period of time, it doesn’t matter because your hurricane shutters are deployed, reducing his possible points of entry! They are a great deterrent for would-be burglars.
Save on Your Utility Bill
Another feature that a lot of people don’t think about is the reduction in your utility bill. Your hurricane shutters, particularly Bahama shutters which stay up year-round, add shade to your home. They shade your windows, allowing less direct sunlight into your home which, in turn, reduces the heat inside your home. Your air conditioner doesn’t have to come on as frequently since the temperature is not fluctuating as much and you can save on your monthly electric bill!
With all of these uses for and benefits of hurricane shutters, don’t you think it’s time you called us at Brevard Shutter? We offer a wide variety of hurricane shutters at a variety of price points to meet your needs. Whether you simply want functional, inexpensive shutters or shutters that are functional and add beauty, we have the shutters you want! We have been doing business in Melbourne for over twenty years. We proudly serve our surrounding areas such as Cocoa, Merritt Island, Palm Bay, and the beachside towns. We look forward to shuttering your home!