One of the most critical factors in receiving insurance discounts for shutters is proper installation and thorough protection. Placing Astroguard hurricane fabric on all vulnerable entrances can raise your chances of a discount. After review from an inspector, property owners can potentially save up to 10% in premiums. Placing shutters on various exterior locations besides windows can also increase reductions and better protect your property. Astroguard hurricane fabric is highly versatile. Instead of only fitting windows, users can order custom sizes for various uses.
Astroguard Hurricane Fabric Uses
Unlike options like aluminum awnings, hurricane fabric is not something you need to attach to your wall permanently. Removing awnings after installation can be a waste of time and require contractors to install and remove. Buyers can avoid the additional costs of heavy protection awnings and changing the exterior aesthetic of their home with fabric instead. This ballistic rated material has many benefits.
Hurricane fabric also has the advantage of being able to fit:
- Garage doors
- Sliding glass doors
- Pool houses
- Front Doors
- Commercial Properties
- many more
AstroGuard Hurricane fabric on Garage Doors
Garage doors may seem secure but often do not have hurricane protection in mind. Fast-moving debris can dent or break machinery and electronics affecting the pulley system. Astroguard Hurricane Fabric can quickly deploy over large exterior surfaces of your home. Even large entrances like garage doors can be completely protected.
Reasons Why you Need to Hurricane Proof Your Garage Doors
- Resistant to Strong Wind
- Reduced Maintenance Cost
- Protection From Theft
- Improved Peace of Mind
- Garages are usually overlooked and the first breach point during a storm
Sliding Glass Entrances
One of the thickest but most exposed glass barriers in any home is often a sliding glass door. While these are great ways to let in light and are durable, they are often not storm proof. Large panes like those on sliding glass doors typically undergo tempering to strengthen it. Tempering also protects residents if it shatters by producing blunt glass bits instead of sharp shards. Repair and replacement costs can easily be between $700 and $1,000 for the glass alone.
The goal of pool houses is to be an aesthetically pleasing addition to a home and pool but not to offer storm protection. Large glass doors and windows are common design choices, which makes them prime targets for projectiles. They are smaller, more exposed, and typically have very little storm protection.
Hurricane Fabric for your Lanais
AstroGuard gives a perfect barrier of protection to your lanai, which diverts hurricane-force winds, stopping pressurization of the home. Weighing just one ounce per square yard, AstroGuard offers many other essential benefits: Blocks 99% of wind and rain. 100% UV resistant but semitransparent so that light comes in.
Safety And Security That Could Get You Discounted Insurance
If you plan to be in your home for a while, its smart to make home improvements. Staying with the same insurer and raising your deductibles are common ways to decrease your homeowner’s insurance. Still, besides these two options, there are plenty of ways to save money.
Accident prevention can save you significantly. Installing fire and carbon monoxide detectors will benefit you in the long run by stopping accidents that cold require an insurance claim. Some other safety features to invest in include sprinkler systems, handrails on staircases, and fire extinguishers.
You can save hundreds a year through insurance discounts and avoiding damage with Astroguard hurricane fabric. Click here to check out our hurricane protection guide, to determine the best protection for your budget. At West Shore Construction, you can get the best pricing and fabric. You can go online or call (727) 488-8182 today to take a proactive approach to reduce insurance costs and avoiding storm damage.