Many of the homes in Southwest Florida make the most of beautiful views by adding large windows, doors with sidelights, and other architectural features to let in natural light. Living spaces also tend to flow out onto decks and porches, outdoor kitchens, pools, and canal-side or Gulf-front cabanas to take advantage of the warm weather.
Sea turtles are vital to the ecosystem of Southwest Florida, but some species are rapidly diminishing or becoming endangered.
Garage doors protect your vehicles, lawn equipment, and other possessions hidden inside; yet in hurricanes and other severe windstorms, they represent a vulnerable opening of up to 300 square feet of your home. Your best protection is to choose a hurricane resistant garage door that is impact-rated to meet Florida building codes and to have it professionally installed to ensure best performance.
If you live anywhere in Southwest Florida— from Naples to Port Charlotte— you know how important it is to protect your home from a hurricane.
While certain forms of storm protection are mandatory in the sunshine state, hurricane shutters or impact windows both do the job.
Before you make a decision on the best way to protect your home, here are 4 considerations when deciding between installing hurricane windows vs. shutters.