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A guide for shopping for hurricane shutters to fit your lifestyle.
Posted on 9/3/2010 12:41 PM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
When a hurricane warning has been issued, Florida residents begin the sometimes stressful task of preparing their home for the storm. Hurricane shutters remain to be the most popular way to protect your home, however, installing shutters does require time and attention. If installed incorrectly, the shutters may cause damage to your walls and home structure. The following is a brief description of the most commonly used hurricane shutters:
Storm panel hurricane shutters - Removable steel or aluminum shutters that are attached to the walls around windows and doors by bolts or tracks. This is the most inexpensive option, usually ranging from $7-$8 per square foot.
Accordion hurricane shutters - Usually a one or two piece hurricane shutter that is installed beside windows or doors. They unfold accordion-style to cover and protect during storms.
Roll-down hurricane shutters - These shutters are located above the window. They roll up and store in an enclosed box. They can be lowered by hand or automatically.