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Storm Solutions Blog

Bahama Shutters: A Stylish Choice for Home Protection

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Jul 14, 2021 10:23:00 AM

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

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Everything You Need to Know About Bahama Shutters

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Jul 7, 2021 4:30:00 PM

If you take a drive around any neighborhood in Southwest Florida, you'll notice that Bahama shutters are surging in popularity. Bahama shutters add a beautiful tropic look to Florida homes, which is just one of the reasons they are so popular in our area!

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How Hurricane Roll Down Shutters with End Retention Work

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on May 25, 2021 1:49:28 PM

The hurricane shutter industry is constantly developing more effective protection against wind damage and blunt force damage in compliance with tougher International Building Codes (IBC) and Florida Building Codes (FBC). 

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Topics: Hurricane Shutter Installation, Hurricane Shutters, Hurricane Protection

 


Are Hurricane Shutters Mandatory for Florida Homeowners?

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Apr 19, 2021 8:00:00 AM
Are Hurricane Shutters Mandatory for Florida Homeowners?

If you’re new to southwest Florida, you’ve probably heard just how devastating a powerful storm can be. But with the right hurricane protection, they don’t have to be so worrisome.

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4 Reasons Your Florida Home Needs an Impact-Resistant Garage Door

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Apr 9, 2021 8:15:00 AM

Floridians know how strong hurricanes can hit The Sunshine State. Because of our unpredictable storm season, homeowners often reinforce their house with hurricane-safe glass windows or shutters— maybe they even swap out their front door. 

But few of us think about replacing our garage doors! After all, they’re stronger than a regular door, right? Well… not so much. Impact-resistant garage doors still provide unparalleled hurricane protection.

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Topics: Garage Doors, Hurricane Preparedness

 


Does My Florida Home Need a Wind Mitigation Inspection & Certification?

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Mar 31, 2021 8:00:00 AM

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Hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through November 30, meaning that for five months of the year, Floridians are at high risk for exposure to severe winds. 

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5 Things You Might Not Know About Hurricane Windows & Doors

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Mar 29, 2021 9:00:00 AM

If you’re thinking about making the switch from storm shutters to impact-resistant glass windows or hurricane-safe doors, it’s important to do your research.

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Topics: Hurricane Shutters, Impact Windows, Hurricane Protection

 


What Are Florida’s Egress Window Requirements & Do You Comply?

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Mar 23, 2021 8:00:00 AM

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Homeowners have a whole slew of Building Code requirements that must be met in order to live in the Sunshine State. 

From turtle glass to hurricane-safe solutions, many of Florida’s regulations revolve around your home’s windows for improved safety and security. These include egress windows.

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How to Make a Hurricane Evacuation Plan for Your Family

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Mar 19, 2021 5:45:00 AM

How to Make a Hurricane Evacuation Plan for Your Family

Weather is always an uncertain thing, but if you live in Florida, it can be even more unpredictable.

Sometimes in a matter of hours, a hurricane, tornado or another tropical event can shift from a hurricane “watch” to a “warning"— and even a full evacuation order.

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Topics: Hurricane Preparedness

 


The Dangers of Leaving Your Hurricane Shutters or Screens On All Year Long

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Feb 23, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Hurricane shutters protect your home from wind, rain and flying debris. With Florida’s sometimes unpredictable hurricane conditions, most Floridians would agree that they can’t go without them come storm season!

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