The news of a hurricane in Bradenton is not unfamiliar. Regardless, it is still stressful to prepare and ensure everything is in order before the storm hits. With automated hurricane protection, you have one less thing to worry about during storm preparation. Deploy your motorized roll down shutters or retractable hurricane screens in just minutes, and it only takes one person!

Motorized Roll Down Shutters

Roll down shutters are incredibly durable. They’re constructed of aluminum that’s goes through missile impact testing. Additionally, by just the touch of a button, your hurricane protection is deployed, and your home is secure from the storm. If you don’t have a lot of time to prepare, this saved time could be beneficial to you.

Retractable Hurricane Screens 

Hurricane screens are an excellent option for automated hurricane protection. They work similarly to trampolines by absorbing the impact of flying debris and then pushing it back out. Furthermore, they can fit into any opening, including doors, windows, and veranda openings. So matter what area you need to be secured, we have you covered.  

Benefits Of Automated Hurricane Protection

  • Save time during storm preparation
  • One person can deploy
  • Insurance savings
  • Preserve your homes aesthetic 
  • Energy savings
  • Insect protection (hurricane screens)

Insurance Savings

Despite automated hurricane protection being on the more expensive side ( 40$-60$ per. square foot ), there are ways it will save you. When you install hurricane protection, your insurance company could give you discounts on your premiums. Storm damage is a typical expense for insurance companies considering homes in the Bradenton area. If your storm protection is inspected and indefinitely minimizes the damage, you could end up saving up to 10%

Energy Savings

You could also save on energy bills by investing in automated hurricane protection. The amount of sun entering your home has a significant effect on temperature, and screens allow you to control it. So if there’s less sunlight coming into your home, you won’t have to run your AC as long or as high. This is great for your wallet and the environment to use less energy.

Another benefit of less sun entering your area is your furniture and paintings lasting longer. Long term exposure from the sun can do some real damage to your belongings. So by allowing shade during the hottest hours of the day, your belongings will age slower. 

Preserve Your Homes Aesthetic With Automated Hurricane Protection

Automated hurricane protection is only visible when you want it to be. So unlike Bahama shutters where you have to commit to the aesthetic change, you can just put your automated protection back up. So there’s no need to commit to changing the exterior of your home. However, your automated hurricane protection does have year-round benefits so you might end up deploying your shutters or screens more than you expect. 


If you have high windows and don’t want to hassle with ladders, then automated options may be best for you. According to the World Health Organization, there are more ladder-related deaths in the United States than in the rest of the world. So if you want to avoid the stress of dealing with ladders and knock one activity off your storm preparation list, you may benefit from automated hurricane protection. Safety is the number one priority at West Shore Construction, so we want to ensure you set up safely and efficiently. 

Automated Hurricane Protection Conclusion 

When you invest in automated hurricane protection, you can take on the storm with ease. While still benefiting year-round with savings on insurance and energy bills. Quick storm preparation extremely durable materials are what make’s automated hurricane protection genuinely worth it. If you have any questions or want more information, contact West Shore Construction online or give us a call at 727-488-8182.