Living in Florida means dealing with hurricanes and severe storms during hurricane season. Hurricane shutters help protect your family and home against damage from wind and flying debris. Eurex Shutters offers high quality, custom hurricane shutters at a fair price along with unbeatable service. We are Southwest Florida’s oldest hurricane shutter company for a reason. You don’t have to compromise when it comes to protecting your home’s windows and doors! Get the widest selection of custom, locally made hurricane shutters and great service at fair prices. You can trust our hurricane shutters protection systems will keep your home and family safe. All of our hurricane-rated shutters are Florida Product approved and meet the latest Florida Building Code.
WHAT ARE HURRICANE SHUTTERS?
Hurricane shutters are impact resistant shutters. They protect your home’s vulnerable areas, such as windows, doors, screens, from damage during a storm. Hurricanes and severe storms have powerful winds and flying debris. Both of these have the ability to break unprotected glass windows and doors. And once a window breaks you are at risk of water intrusion and flying debris getting inside your home. Broken windows can also cause your home to become pressurized. This may result in more severe damage, such as damage to your roof or structure.
You install hurricane shutters before a severe storm hits. They protect your home’s glass openings that would otherwise be damaged by strong wind or flying debris. They are very effective in doing this because they are made from impact resistant materials. They are also have fastener systems designed specifically to keep them attached to your home during a storm.
TYPES OF HURRICANE SHUTTERS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE PERMANENT HURRICANE SHUTTERS?
Shutters can be either permanent or non-permanent. Permanent varieties are permanently attached or installed on your home. They do not need to be installed and uninstalled before and after each storm.
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WHAT ARE HURRICANE SHUTTERS MADE OF?
Most of our storm shutters are made of aluminum. We also offer clear hurricane shutter options, including our roll-down shutters, accordion shutters, and storm panels. Our roll down shutters are also available in a “fabric” form.
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HOW MUCH DO HURRICANE SHUTTERS COST?
The cost of hurricane shutters range anywhere from $12 a square foot to $50 per square foot. Metal and aluminum storm panels are low cost options, and Colonial, Bermuda (Bahama) and Rolling shutters are on the higher end.
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WHAT ARE THE BEST HURRICANE SHUTTERS?
The best hurricane shutters depend on your budget and needs. If you want the most economical option then storm panels are a good fit. If you want an option that looks great than Colonial or Bahama are good choices. If you want high functionality and ease of use then roll shutters are a good pick.
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WHAT IS BETTER? IMPACT RESISTANT WINDOWS VS HURRICANE SHUTTERS?
Both options have their advantages.
Impact glass offers 24/7 protection without having to install and uninstall before a storm. Impact glass has a higher price vs. shutter options.
Hurricane shutters protect glass openings and are a bit less expensive vs. impact glass. However, they may not be the most aesthetically pleasing option.
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WHEN DO I NEED TO USE HURRICANE SHUTTERS?
All new construction and pre-existing homes need some form of hurricane protection. Any “glass” opening on a home has the potential to break during a storm. This allows wind and rain to enter the building. These are the openings that should be protected. Other uses would be to enclose Lanais so that they are protected from the elements.
WHEN DO I PUT UP STORM SHUTTERS?
Typically, it depends on if you are a full-time or seasonal resident. In general, installing shutters a few days in advance of a storm is sufficient. Seasonal residents many times will close or install their shutters at the start of hurricane season in June. Then they take them down in November. Some of our shutters like Accordions and Roll-Downs only take a few minutes to use.
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HOW DO I INSTALL HURRICANE PANELS?
Hurricane panels need to be installed and uninstalled before each storm. Although the process is fairly straight-forward it does require time and energy so knowing how to install panels is important.
If you have never installed storm panels before or need guidance please see our instructions on how to install hurricane shutters panels.
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