When you hear news of a storm approaching, having shutters ready to go relieves so much stress from your preparing for a storm. Not to mention they offer year-round benefits, so you really feel like you have full use of them. Having hurricane shutters protects your windows, but how?

How Hurricane Shutters Work

The extruded aluminum used to craft our hurricane shutters is exceptionally durable. Shutters will deflect any flying debris thrown around by hurricane-force winds and keep your windows secure during a storm. Securing your windows is essential for a few reasons. Broken glass can be hazardous, but the wind’s pressure has nowhere to go if it’s able to enter your home. This pressure then creates an uplift, and you compromise your roof.  

With So Many Options, How Do You Choose What’s Right For You?

There are many aspects to consider when choosing shutters. West Shore Constructions intends to stay by your side through the entire process. The most popular options are the

  • Bahama Shutters
  • Colonial shutters

The Bahama hurricane shutter offers you an island aesthetic. In contrast, the colonial hurricane shutter influences the design of a classic southern home. Deciding between these two comes down to your design preference. The Bahama shutter will deploy upwards, unlike the colonial, which opens to the sides. Furthermore, there’s a multitude of color options to choose from. So you can perfectly match your brand new hurricane shutters to the already existing aesthetic of your home. 

Materials For Hurricane Shutters

Aluminum is the way to go when you invest in hurricane shutters. Wood is not nearly as strong and holds a much shorter lifespan compared to aluminum. Wood also will run into mold and mildew problems if moisture starts to get into it. Aluminum is a bit more expensive, but in the long run, it’s worth it. For its strength and reliability. 


Hurricane shutters do require some maintenance. When you own shutters, it’s essential to properly care for them to get the most out of them for as long as possible. When cleaning the aluminum, make sure you’re using soft brushes and NO harsh chemicals. If you use abrasive brushes and strong chemicals, it will wear away your aluminum and damage the material. It’s also important to remember to exercise your shutters when they aren’t in use. You want to ensure they’re always working correctly in case the news of a storm comes. 


Shutters work by securing your windows and obstructing any debris from damaging your home. Our shutters are crafted of sturdy aluminum and will get you through a hurricane safely. They require a small bit of maintenance but are overall easy to take care of. If you’re interested in protecting your home with hurricane shutters, call us at 727-488-8182 or contact us online for any more information. If you’re interested in a different form of protection such as hurricane windows or motorized hurricane screens, we can also help. 

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