Rainy Season and the Protection of Storm Shutters

While we primarily consider storm shutters, also referred to as hurricane shutters, to be installed for the purpose of protection during tropical storms and hurricanes, they are also quite handy to have during the rainy season even when there is no imminent storm approaching.

Many of you may live in your Florida home only part of the year, as a “vacation home,” and have a second home in a different part of the country. Either way, if you spend much time in Florida, you know that it has a rainy season!

Hurricane season in Florida corresponds to its rainy season.  While most of you know that the purpose of hurricane shutters is to protect your windows and the interior of your home from damage during a major storm, did you also know that hurricane shutters can be useful during the rainstorms that are not accompanied by a major storm or hurricane?

Hurricane shutters can be deployed at any time.  If you know there is going to be a week of heavy rain, you may want to consider deploying them.  This is particularly true if you do not have good seals around your windows.  Many of the homes on the coasts are older and either do not have double-paned windows or are simply older with seals that are getting worn.  When this is the case, rain often can find a way in through those decaying seals causing moisture inside the window casing.  Additionally, depending on how much rain comes and how it is hitting the window, you may end up with quite a puddle.

We know that getting new windows throughout your home is a costly expense and one that might not be in your immediate budget.  If you already have hurricane shutters, then we encourage you to employ them during weeks of forecasted heavy rains.  It may very well save you from water damage or mildew.  If water gets into your walls, you may have an even bigger problem resulting in black mold which can cause health issues.

If you do not already have hurricane shutters, then we hope you will call us today at Brevard Shutters.  We are located in Melbourne, FL and serve the surrounding Brevard County areas, such as Palm Bay, Viera, and Satellite Beach.  We have an on-site showroom, so you can look at the many varieties of hurricane shutters that we offer and choose which style is best for you. Whether it is the classic colonial shutter, the beachy Bahama shutter, or the traditional accordion shutter, we know we have a style you will like!  Our hurricane shutters can be used any time of the year to help protect your home from wind and rain and the damage they can cause, so come by and choose the shutters that are right for you. We look forward to doing business with you!

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