When it comes to protecting your home from the powerful forces of nature known as hurricanes, accordion shutters are an excellent option. Accordion shutters are designed to be easy to install and use, which is why they are such a popular choice among Floridans, and other hurricane prone areas. But just how do accordion shutters protect your home from a hurricane?
First, it’s important to understand how hurricane shutters are designed and engineered. Accordion shutters are made up of a series of aluminum panels that are connected by hinges. These panels can be opened and closed easily, allowing you to quickly secure and protect your windows in the event of a storm. When closed, the panels will expand and create a barrier that is designed to keep hurricane force wind and the many debris that come with them out of your home.
One of the biggest advantages of accordion shutters is how easy they are to use. Unlike other types of shutters, such as hurricane panels, accordion shutters do not require special tools or equipment to deploy. They are mounted by us on exterior of your home, and can be opened and closed by hand, and are held shut by keyed or button locks.
One of the main benefits of accordion shutters are the fact that you scramble to secure your home when a storm is approaching. Carrying heavy panels around your home, and drilling into your walls. With accordion shutters, you can simply close them in advance, giving you peace of mind that your home is protected. For a typical hurricane panel installation it can take 4-8 hours for two people to secure the average home. With hurricane accordion shutters, it takes only 30 minutes.
Another huge advantage of choosing accordion shutters is their durability. These shutters are made from high-quality aluminum, and are designed to withstand the ludicrously high winds and debris that hurricanes bring with them. They are rust-resistant, to continue to protect your home for many years to come.
Accordion shutters also help to providing security to your home. You have an option to lock your shutters with a key, providing an extra level of security to your home before during and after a storm. This is especially useful for homeowners who may be away from home during a storm, as its common for looting to occur after a powerful storm hits.
It’s important to note that not all hurricane shutters are created equal. Make sure that the hurricane shutters you choose have been tested and certified by recognized organizations such as Miami-Dade County which has some of the strictest requirements for hurricane protection systems, to ensure that they provide the level of protection you need.
One of the other benefits of hurricane acccordion shutters is that it can help keep your home cooler during and after a storm by reflecting sunlight. This can be exceptionally important if you loose power during or after the hurricane. Hurricane season happens during the summer in Florida, and being without power during a hot and damp Florida summer is very uncomfortable.
Accordion shutters are an excellent option for Floridians who want to protect their homes. They are much easier to deploy than many other shutter systems, extremely durable, while also providing an extra level security.
When choosing accordion shutters, make sure they are certified by recognized organizations, and that they are the right size and style for your home. Make sure to only work with reputable hurricane protection companies (such as ourselves.) With hurricane shutters, you can have peace of mind that your home is protected, and that your family is much safer during a hurricane.
For more information on accordion hurricane shutters, you can check out our shutter demonstration on YouTube.
If you have questions about hurricane shutters, or are in the market to protect your home, don’t wait for a storm to hit, protect your home and family today with our extensive lineup of hurricane accordion shutters. Contact us now for a free consultation!
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