Storm Solutions Blog

Impact Doors vs. Average Doors

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Jun 15, 2018 11:00:00 AM


Many Southwest Floridians are replacing their average, “builder’s standard” entry doors with impact doors. Why make the switch?  It doesn’t look like there’s anything wrong with your current door.

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Topics: Impact Doors, hurricane doors

Do All Hurricanes Rotate The Same Way?

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Jun 12, 2018 12:02:10 PM


If you live in an area that routinely experiences hurricanes, such as Southwest Florida, you probably know a lot about hurricane season and how to prepare for it.

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Topics: Hurricane Preparedness, Coriolis, Hurricane

Hurricane 101: A Guide to Hurricane Terminology

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Apr 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM

From late May to November, Southwest Florida residents must stay vigilant and prepared for hurricane season. There are many ways to be prepared for a hurricane, but one you might not have considered is educating yourself on the terminology that the media and weather authorities will use when speaking about a hurricane.

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Topics: Hurricane Shutters, Hurricane Screens, hurricane windows, hurrican

What is Storm Surge?

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Apr 16, 2018 2:21:11 PM

If you’ve lived in Southwest Florida for even one hurricane season, you’ve heard about it. But what, exactly, is it? Why is it such a concern for our area?

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Topics: Storm Surge

How to Prepare for a Hurricane

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Feb 23, 2018 9:15:00 AM

When preparing for a hurricane, even if you plan on sheltering in place, it is important to be ready for any situation that arises. Here are a few good tips to prepare for a hurricane.

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Topics: hurrican

What To Do During A Hurricane

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Feb 12, 2018 10:02:52 AM

With today’s technology and the advances of tomorrow, we are fortunate to have more knowledge than ever before about the path of an incoming hurricane. 

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Topics: hurrican

Hurricane Protection On A Budget

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Jan 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Protecting your Southwest Florida home from damaging winds, driving rain, and flying debris that often accompany a tropical storm or hurricane doesn’t have to break the bank— nor does it have to take up precious garage or shed storage space, like plywood panels or more costly shutter systems do.

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Topics: Hurricane Screens, Screen Enclosures

How Secure Are Your Hurricane Windows?

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Jan 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM

 Are your hurricane windows truly built to withstand it all?

There are several types of materials available for hurricane windows – some more secure than others.

Here’s a quick guide to the options available, and we’ll show you firsthand what kind of impact a truly hurricane-proof window can handle.

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Topics: Impact Windows, security glass, Tropical Storm, Windows

Bahama Shutters: A Stylish Choice for Home Protection

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Jan 5, 2018 4:22:32 PM

When it comes to hurricane protection upgrades to your home’s windows, there are so many options, but none are as distinctly stylish and tropical as the Bahama shutter. These shutters, also known as Bermuda or Island Style shutters, are becoming more common here in Southwest Florida in recent years. The uptick in popularity is due to their storm-ready nature and classic, tropical appeal.

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Topics: Bahama Shutters

How to Create the Perfect Screened in Lanai

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Jan 5, 2018 4:07:26 PM

While most of the country is hunkering in for hibernation, winter and spring are great times to be outside in Southwest Florida.

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Topics: Glass Lanai Enclosures