The Case for Storm Shutters
Friday, October 21, 2016
When hurricane-proofing your home, it’s important to make sure that you’re adequately preparing for all of the different ways that your house could get damaged in a storm. In addition to buying and installing hurricane-proof windows, or if doing so is not an option for you, it is a good idea to look into installing special shutters – predictably named Storm Shutters – that will protect your property from damage that you might not even know you could incur during an extreme weather event.
There are a variety of different kinds of shutters, including – but not limited to – storm panels, which are removable, to accordion hurricane shutters, which fold up and unfold just like an accordion and lock in place. The most expensive kind of storm shutter on the market is the roll-down style of shutter, which is mounted in a storage box above your window and released when necessary either by pressing an automatic button or pulling it down manually and locking it closed. No matter how much you’re willing to invest in Storm Shutters, you can be certain that even the most basic versions will end up being a tremendous boon to the safety of your personal property, as well as your family, during your next big weather event. We at Paradise Exteriors would love to help you select and install Storm Shutters in your home today – please visit our Storm Shutter page for more information about the services we offer, and remember: better safe than sorry!After all, when most people think of property damage caused by storms, they think of mailboxes torn out of the ground and trees being uprooted – but what about the damage to the interior of your home that could be caused by a window breaking and allowing dangerous debris and glass to fly into your house? And did you know that if a window breaks, it may alter the air pressure inside of your house in such a way that it could weaken its infrastructure so much that the roof could cave in? Both of these problems can be avoided by installing hurricane windows, which are shatterproof and durable, and Storm Shutters can help further reinforce your windows to stave off damage of this kind.