Batten Down the Hatches with Hurricane Shutters
The phrase, “Batten Down the Hatches” literally means to prepare for trouble, to seal the hatches against the arrival of a storm.
Tropical storm Andrea was the first named storm of what may prove to be one of the busiest hurricane and tropical storm seasons to date. Why?
According to one expert this is because “this year the oceanic and atmospheric conditions in the Atlantic basin are expected to produce more and stronger hurricanes.”
What does this mean for the residents of Wilmington and surrounding cities? It means we have to protect our family, our homes and places of business from these destructive storms. Have we “Battened Down the Hatches?”
How Can I Keep My Family Safe this Season?
There are many steps that can be taken to help ensure the safety of our home and family. It is important that these steps be taken well before these storms arrive.
One item of importance listed on the things to do list is to protect the windows. Why is it so important to protect the windows of your home or business? If a window breaks, the storm will damage the interior of the house and can create an upwards pressure on the roof which might blow the roof off, which may lead to the walls of your home collapsing. According to FEMA, storm shutters provide the best protection for windows.
Your Storm Shutters Options
There are several types of storm-ready shutters available in different price ranges as well as styles.
Roller shutters are the perfect solution for protection, security, and convenience. These shutters, which are made of aluminum, can be raised or lowered manually or motorized for ease of operation. When not in use they roll up and are stored in a box at the top of the window, out of sight until needed.
Accordion shutters, also made of aluminum, are available in various colors to add to the curb appeal of your home and are a popular choice for window protection. They are designed to roll on tracks mounted at the top and bottom of each window and fold out of sight when not needed, allowing a clear view of the scenery.
Storm Panels are another option for protection. These are removable, lightweight and also made of non-rust aluminum. They are easily installed and stack neatly away when not in use.
Whichever window protection you choose for your home or place of business it is important that it is impact certified.
So be sure to “Batten Down the Hatches” for safety and protection using storm ready shutters. Here at Home Decor Solutions we are your source for hurricane window safety. Call or visit us for a Free-In-Home consultation with one of our trained consultants to assist you. We are one click, one call away.