There are many amendments that you can make to your home to ensure that it will be protected from severe weather when the storm rolls in. Here on the beautiful coast of Florida, hurricane windows and shutters are ubiquitous. But which of the two perform better when the storms hit?
The Pros and Cons of Hurricane Windows
Homeowners in Palm Beach love Hurricane impact windows that are resistant to impact of any type, so they will be harder for a burglar to break into. The downside is the cost. Hurricane shutters are cheaper, but they are not a permanent solution.
Impact resistant windows look like regular windows, even up close, so your view is not compromised, nor will you have to take any action when those strong winds start up.
The Pros and Cons of Hurricane Shutters
Hurricane shutters are installed over your glass windows and will protect your windows from damage caused by flying debris or projectiles when storms bring strong winds.
They are made out of many different materials and are available in multiple sizes and styles. They range in price from inexpensive to moderate pricing. An important factor to check is that your windows or shutters must be compliant with the Florida building code. There is a huge variety of shutters on the market, such as the very popular and attractive colonial shutters and roll-down shutters. Installation is quick.
Shutters vs Impact Windows
Shutters and impact windows will both provide hurricane protection, so homeowners will need to choose based on the pros and cons. Installation of shutters is easier, but if you are building a new home, perhaps start with impact windows from the outset. Although the cost of windows is higher, the benefits might warrant the price.
Shutters are an excellent choice for an existing home and they don’t need to be ugly. There are so many options available.
Speak to a home maintenance professional about the choices available so that you can protect your home from strong winds and other storm damage this hurricane season and into the future. Contact Gardens Home Management for more information on hurricane windows and shutters.