Storm shutters are products designed to avoid damage to homes and businesses that may be caused by high winds and flying objects. They are most useful and necessary in Florida due to the high probability of hurricanes hitting the region.
Hurricane protection is not a game. It threatens our livelihood and our well-being. Hurricane shutters protect our families, homes and businesses and all of our personal valuables during the storms and while we are away from home.
Florida’s building code requires that any building built after 1994 requires hurricane protection or hurricane impact windows. The new code is much more stringent and expensive to satisfy but do provide a real degree of protection.
Just as recent as 2017, Hurricane Irma hit the State of Florida and became a category 5 storm. It’s winds were 185 miles per hour for 37 hours. Hurricane Irma caused the lives of 75 Floridians and 77,000 Floridians were forced to go to a shelter. Early estimates of damage caused by Hurricane Irma could be as high as $300 Billion. (Source: “Hurricane Irma Facts, Damage, and Costs,” The Balance March 20, 2018.)