June first signifies the beginning of the hurricane season in Clearwater and everywhere in the country. Will you keep your home safe with storm shutters?

1. Storm Shutters Keep the Wind Outside

Hurricane-force winds begin at 74 miles per hour and can reach up to 150 miles per hour. These high air current speeds can cause extensive disrepair to houses and businesses in Clearwater. They are strong enough to uproot trees. Without storm shutters, your windows can blow out, leaving your home vulnerable to severe weather. When high-speed winds enter a house, they will also need to exit. This wind can result in garage doors collapsing, ceilings blowing out, and even your roof blowing off. These aluminum panels, as well as hurricane fabric, can typically withstand the wind speeds of a Category 5 hurricane. They also decrease the chance of damage to the inside of your house.

2. They Protect your Windows

In addition to blowing out your windows, strong enough winds can pick up heavy objects and carry them around. These objects, like deck chairs, trash cans, and tree branches, can speedily propel into your windows. Not only does this leave your home open to water and air current damage, but you also face the safety issue of shattered glass. Aluminum panels are sturdy and durable. They can take a hard hit while not letting your panes to break.

3. The Interior of Your Home Stays Waterproof and Damage Free

Storm shutters provide Clearwater residents with a way to keep the inside of their homes in a much better state. Most Florida building code permitted methods of window protection are waterproof to keep heavy rains outside. Water can cause extensive damage to different areas of your living space, including:

  • Ceilings
  • Carpets
  • Furniture

Water damage can cause mold and fungi to grow, creating an unsafe living space for your family. With your windows sealed tight, the possibilities of water damage lower.

4. Storm Shutters offer Peace of Mind

It is crucial to prepare for severe weather before it happens. Installing storm shutters before the weather takes a turn will give you the upper hand against people running to buy plywood the day before a hurricane sweeps into Clearwater. Also, you will be able to rest easy knowing that your house can be hurricane ready in just a few moments, only by closing your protective shades. Even before warnings are issued, you will have one less problem to focus on, enabling you to keep calm and focus on your family and making other arrangements.

West Shore Construction Can Keep Your Home Safe in Clearwater

West Shore Construction is a firm believer in the benefits of storm shutters for Clearwater residents. We offer both Bahama and Colonial shades as well as hurricane fabric. At West Shore, we pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and satisfaction. Contact us online or call us at (727) 488-8182 for more information on how we can help you.