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By: PALM BEACH ALUMINUM INC | Created 05/10/2019

Hurricane Shutters

When you live in a coastal region, your commercial and residential properties are always at a risk of getting damaged by storms and hurricanes. The people living in Florida have to bear the losses on a regular basis because of such harsh weather conditions. It is a unique challenge for the people to keep the losses and damages to a minimum. To make people more responsible towards saving the properties from getting damaged, the Florida state officials have updated the building codes a few years back. According to these rules, all the property owners have to use impact-resistant materials while constructing their homes and offices.

There are various precautionary measures that can be taken to protect the home but the easiest way to limit the damages by natural disasters is to install hurricane shutters. They come in different shapes and sizes and can be installed either during the construction of your home or after that. Installation of hurricane shutters to your homes and offices has numerous other benefits.

When there is a thunderstorm or hurricane, the high velocity of winds can easily enter the homes, after breaking the glass windows, and damage your valuables, in the absence of hurricane shutters. It can also lift the roof of your home and push the walls outward, destabilizing the structure of the home. This is due to the air pressure difference in and outside of the home. To prevent the winds from entering the homes, the highest quality hurricane shutters should be installed. They are very strong to block the high-velocity winds and help in protecting the structure of the home.

Benefits of Hurricane Shutters

Prevents the Breakage of Glass

This is the most important benefit of installing hurricane shutters. The high-quality shutters will protect the glass of the windows and doors, thereby preventing the winds from entering the homes. This is a vital safety feature as it will protect you and your valuable things from getting damaged.

Added Security

The hurricane shutters will safeguard your property from unwanted burglars and intruders. When the shutters are installed, the glass of windows and doors cannot be broken easily in case of theft, thus improving the security of your home.

Home Insurance Discount

The high quality hurricane shutters will definitely protect the homes and limit the damages caused due to hurricanes and also prevent unwanted intruders from entering the homes. These reasons are enough for the insurance companies to offer you a discount on home insurance premiums.

Increased Resale Value

The hurricane shutters will definitely increase the resale value of the property. In case if you decide to sell the property in future, you will get very good offers from the potential buyers. The buyers will notice the care you have taken to increase the safety of the property. The home with hurricane shutters will be more attractive to the buyers looking for a home in the hurricane zone.

The hurricane shutters will not only help in limiting the damages but also increase the safety of the house members. They are the best bet to protect your home from hurricanes and thunderstorms in Florida. They come in various types and each type has its own pros and cons. No matter which type you choose, you and your property will be safe and secure from unwanted intruders and natural disasters.

By: FLORIDA SHUTTER FACTORY INC | Created 02/08/2019

Accordion Shutters have been designed with a patented offset screw boss that isolates the assembly screw from the hinging of the shutter blades. This minimizes “hinge corrosion” which is the most common failure mode of all other accordions. The assembly screws can be easily lubricated, ensuring continuous and reliable operation and protection when you need it most. Eyewall Armor® Accordion Shutters offer the easiest and fastest one-step locking procedure in the industry. No additional locking rods or devices are required. They are also the tightest-stacking shutters on the market today and are virtually undetectable on your home.

The Eyewall Armor® 6.8 Accordion sets the standard for how accordion shutters should be designed. All previous accordion shutter designs were inefficient and had limited life spans, some needing replacement in as little as 4 years. The combination of the offset screw boss and superior coatings makes this family of accordions the most durable and long lasting available in the market today. The 6.8 is our “Mid-Rise” accordion meaning it has been designed for the higher wind loads found in most taller residential and commercial buildings.

The Eyewall Armor® Streamline (SL) is our cost effective residential accordion system option. While the SL Accordion is lighter and more cost effective, it still has all the same features and benefits of our 6.8 System. The SL Accordion also meets the same testing and code requirements as the 6.8 System, while carrying the same approvals and evaluations. The SL has been optimized for strength and cost efficiency for the residential market.

The Eyewall Armor® High-Rise (H.R.) Accordion System has been designed to meet the toughest testing requirements and highest wind loads available in the world. The H.R. System shares the same features as our standard 6.8/SL Accordion Systems but is engineered specifically for high-rise, hi-performance structures which require much higher wind loads than residential and even mid-rise buildings. The H.R. System is capable of spans up to 15′-6″ in height, and tested to pressures beyond 300psf, which translates to wind speeds well in excess of 300mph, significantly beyond any code in the world today. The H.R. System also meets the ultra stringent essential facilities code requirements which increases the 9-pound large missile from 50 feet per second to 80 feet per second! A 2 x 4 traveling at 80 feet per second will shoot right through a block wall!

By: 5 DAY PLANTATION SHUTTERS | Created 10/30/2018

Plantation shutters are an attractive window treatment. There are numerous compelling reasons to opt for plantation shutters. Shutters have a clean look to them and are quite appealing.

While good looks may have you ready to make the plunge, you may need a few more reasons to help you make a decision. Here are some reasons to consider.

Aesthetics.

No doubt, interior shutters are attractive. They come in a variety of sizes and finishes as well as mounting options. As an interior design choice, you can’t go wrong by selecting wood plantation shutters. They fit in with just about any décor and offer a clean, cohesive look throughout the home.

Privacy. 

Interior shutters can be adjusted to let the light flow in. This allows you to have privacy as well as light. If you angle them in such a manner, you can even see out, but others won’t be able to see in.

Ventilation. 

Not only can you adjust the plantation shutters for maximum privacy and control the light coming in, you can open up the windows, let the air flow in, and then adjust the shutters for maximum ventilation - all without compromising your privacy. Shutters are easy to adjust. Simply grasp the crossbar and adjust the shutters.

Durability.

Custom interior shutters are durable and built to last. In addition, most shutters come with some type of warranty. Because you won’t need to replace your shutters every few years, your initial investment will pay off over time. Plus, plantation shutters never go out of style.

Easy to Clean. 

Interior shutters are virtually maintenance-free. Use a damp cloth from time to time and wipe off the dirt, dust, and grime. In addition, you don’t need to take them down in order to clean them as you would with other types of window coverings. A quick wipe down is all you need. The shutters have a larger surface area than mini-blinds making them much easier to clean.

Plantation shutters can help preserve the life of furniture and carpets.

You can leave the shutters in the up or semi-closed position to direct the sunlight away from furniture and carpets. The UV rays of the sun cause materials to fade over time, which significantly affects their attractiveness and useful lifespan. In addition to fading, fabrics can degrade. By keeping your furniture shaded, it will last longer and remain attractive and durable for years to come.

Good looks, light control, style and  durability are a few good reasons to consider interior shutters. While installing plantation shutters in your home can be expensive, your furniture will last longer and you won’t have to replace worn out curtains or blinds.

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