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Choosing the right storm shutters for your home

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Jun 30, 2017 11:00:00 AM


Here in our beloved Sunshine State, we certainly see our fair share of extreme weather, especially during hurricane season. Because of this, choosing shutters for your home is a big decision— one that could protect your home in case of a hurricane or extreme storm.

 In this post, we’ll be going over the four best shutter types so you can make an informed (and stylish) decision to see which best suits the needs of your home, protects it, and makes it look even more beautiful. 


Roll Down Shutters

As the name implies, roll down shutters can be stored tight in a stylish hood when not in use and cascade down when it’s time to unravel them. These shutters are highly effective in a storm, as the design of the durable aluminum shutter slats works against both wind and moisture to protect what’s underneath.

A unique feature of roll down shutters is the versatility they offer. In addition to covering and protecting the windows of your home, these shutters can also cover doors, as well as any other openings that need protection, too.


Bahama Shutters

Bahama shutters are one of the most stylish window protection options available. Unlike roll down shutters, Bahama shutters are to remain fixed and displayed while covering your windows all year round. One of the best features of these shutters is the ability to control light and heat from the window, due to the adjustable louvered slats.

 Additionally, Bahama shutters come in all sorts of colors, materials, and finished, allowing for maximum customization to perfectly protect and suit the style of your dream home. 


Accordion Shutters

Like roll down shutters,accordion shutters can be stored stylishly on each side of the opening you are trying to protect. The big difference, however, is that instead of rolling down when in use, these shutters simply roll on a horizontal track for extra easy and efficient use. 

The accordion style coverings are made of aluminum as well, making for a highly durable window covering that offers great protection during extreme weather.

Storm Panels

Storm panels are an effective solution for Florida’s harsh hurricane seasons. Available in steel, aluminum, or clear materials, these panels provide protection during even the most extreme storms. Unlike the previous shutter solutions, panels are often stored in a garage or extra storage area until it is time to use them.

Though these panels are great for overall protection, clear storm panels also work to ensure your home maintains its architectural qualities and can even be arched to match the design of your windows. Additionally, clear options also let in lots of light and allow you to see out of your windows, which can be very important during a large storm.

As Southern Florida’s storm protection experts, we at Storm Solutions would love to help you choose the right stylish and protective window coverings for your home.


If you’re ready to find the perfect shutter solution, then contact us today and let our window experts get you started!  

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Topics: Hurricane Shutters, Bahama Shutters, Accordian Shutters, Roll Downs