Mother Nature can sometimes present herself in incredibly powerful, potentially devastating ways. Tropical storms and hurricanes are some of the most impressive. The importance of storm protection, especially in Florida, cannot be stressed enough. While pets, family members and valuables can be evacuated, homes and businesses must be strong enough to weather the storm themselves. Hurricane shutters are the first line of defense between the outside elements and indoor contents. They protect against high winds and projectile, flying objects.
During a storm, the atmospheric pressure inside your home is stable due to the windows and doors being shut. Outside, the pressure rises as the storm strengthens. This difference can become extremely dangerous. If a flying object penetrates a window the entire structure is at risk for catastrophic damage. Exterior hurricane shutters can help prevent this damage.
The height of hurricane season is between August and October, mid-September being the pinnacle. Each period is unpredictable, producing mild tropical storms with moderate rains and winds, to Category 5 hurricanes capable of extreme damage. It is due to this reason that hurricane shutters should be installed during the off season.
Luckily for homeowners, hurricane shutters come in many variations to fit their needs and budget. O’Donnell Impact Windows & Storm Protection is a licensed and insured Contractor throughout the Treasure Coast and South Florida. We specialize in Accordion Shutter manufacturing, sliding glass door and window installations. Our services are provided to single residence owners, hi-rise apartments and condominiums, and residential builders.