Colonial Hurricane Shutters
Colonial Hurricane Shutters in Fort Myers, FL
Colonial Shutters are similar to decorative colonials, but are made of durable metal and are code-approved to secure your home from hurricane-force winds. Installed to the exterior edges of your windows, they enhance the aesthetics of your home in a traditional sense, while offering the convenience and reliability of protecting your home at a moment’s notice.
Hurricane shutters are a must on buildings located in areas susceptible to strong storms—not just hurricanes, but also tornados and other severe weather. These shutters shield windows and doors from high-force winds and debris that could cause damage and even enter your property.
The good news is that Alufab USA’s Colonial hurricane shutters are easy to deploy, are attractive, and could save you money. In addition, they are Florida building code approved and is an all aluminum powder coated product which makes it very durable and long-lasting.
Your Home’s Best Protection
Hurricane shutters’ main job is to disrupt air pressure. When winds become intense, they can do major damage to a residence or business by breaking window panes, knocking down doors, and allowing water and objects to enter the building. The wind itself could blow the roof off if the building is compromised. It’s a scary thought to consider how one strong storm could destroy your home. That’s why having protection is so important.
Our Colonial hurricane shutters have been tested in real life against the hurricane-force winds, and they are approved by the Florida Building Code. We professionally install them for you to ensure they are properly mounted. Removing the shutters and replacing them when needed is easy for anyone to do, so you won’t need to arrange for assistance before the next big storm approaches.
We strongly recommend not relying on some of the do-it-yourself protection solutions that are commonly used. Plywood may seem like a good, less expensive option, but it breaks easily and is difficult to install correctly. Tarps can come unattached easily and taping the windows can do more harm than good. If the glass does break, the shards will be larger than they would have been had the window not been taped.
Another myth about protecting buildings from the wind is that you should crack the windows open so that the air pressure will decrease. However, this will only serve to invite strong winds into your home.
Your best bet to protect your home and your family is hurricane shutters that have been housing code-approved, tested, and installed professionally.
More Good Reasons
You may have more questions about the benefits of hurricane shutters, such as Alufab USA’s Colonial line.
First, you could save money in the long run. Many insurance companies will discount the rates of homeowners who have hurricane shutters. Plus, they can further insulate your home, trapping heat in the winter and blocking out the sun in the summer.
Unlike unsightly bars on your windows, hurricane shutters are a more attractive alternative that can thwart thieves who may be looking for an easy way into your home.
You also don’t have to worry that the shutters will not be cohesive with your home’s architecture. Colonial shutters are like decorative colonials, but they are made of durable, powder-coated aluminum. Installed to the exterior edges of your windows, they enhance the aesthetics of your home in a traditional sense, while offering the convenience and reliability of protecting your home at a moment’s notice.
For more information, give us a call at (239) 226-4872.
"We just want to say thank you again to the people who installed the colonials. They did a really great job, worked quickly and very effective. We are absolutely satisfied and the house became much more beautiful. If somebody is interested in hurricane shutters we will highly recommend your company!!!"
-Susanne and Peter