As residents of the Clearwater area, we know hurricanes are not a rare occurrence. It’s common during the hurricane season to put on the news and get word a storm is approaching. With motorized hurricane screens, protecting your home is one less worry to have during preparation.
Set up is a breeze, and motorized hurricane screens also provide year-long benefits, so you aren’t just making an investment that will help you a few months out of the year. West Shore Construction is proud to protect the Clearwater community, and we hope you take proper precautions to keep your home and family safe.
Why Is Window Protection Necessary?
During the hurricane season, you typically see boarded-up windows. This may be okay for a temporary solution but is not adequate protection. Boarding up your windows has proven to be ineffective compared to actual hurricane protection products. Hurricane-force winds can do lethal damage to a community, and it’s important to stay prepared. For example, when a window breaks during a hurricane, unwanted water and debris could fly into your home, causing damage.
The real issue though is the pressure from the storm. When it enters your home through a broken window, it has nowhere to escape, this causes an uplift and will potentially rip the roof off of your home. If your home and family manage to make it through the storm with a broken window, problems can still occur. Valuable items in your home could be destroyed or you could deal with water damage and mold.
What Are Motorized Hurricane Screens?
Motorized hurricane screens protect your windows from flying debris with a large missile-tested material. The screens are incredibly durable and provide the luxury of protecting your home with just the touch of a button. Not to mention, no extra storage space is needed to pack away your screens.
They roll right back up, and you wouldn’t even know they were there. This discretion allows the aesthetic of your home to remain exactly how it was before. Installation should be done by a professional, and the screens can be installed anywhere but are better for larger areas such as,
- Large double doors
- Sliding glass doors
Benefit All Year Long From Motorized Hurricane Screens
Hurricane protection is not the only benefit of screens. Living in a wet area, mosquitoes are always a pest we are trying to control. Luckily, when you install hurricane screens, bugs are a problem of the past. So keep bugs out and some of that glaring Clearwater sun. Screens provide light control to give you shade but not completely black you out, one of the benefits of choosing roll-down screens instead of shutters.
This light control could also save you money on your electric bill. Your home will feel cooler, and you might not have to run the AC as long. You can also save money on your homeowner’s insurance by protecting your home. Homes are damaged continuously from hurricanes, so if you don’t have the protection, you probably have higher insurance premiums. You could end up saving 8-10% by installing motorized hurricane screens.
Choose The Right Hurricane Protection For You
There are a plethora of hurricane protection products West Shore Construction offers. For example, we have
But how do you know what is right for you? Well, automated hurricane protection is usually beneficial to people who can’t move around easily or reach higher places. So if you’re trying to avoid lifting anything heavy or climbing on a ladder, then roll-down screens might be the best option for you. Hurricane shutters are also an excellent option for hurricane protection.
There are a few different styles, including Bahama and Colonial-style shutters. They’re permanently attached to your home, and deployment is a breeze. Little maintenance is required to keep up with shutters as well. Hurricane fabric, however, is not permanent. To set up fabric, you clip the material to the sides of the opening and take it down once the storm has passed.
Remember, it’s recommended to deploy your hurricane protection two days before the storm.
In conclusion, it’s essential to protect your home from storms, and motorized hurricane screens are an excellent way to do it. Not only will they protect your home, but they will benefit you all year long without compromising your home aesthetic. So you have insect protection, hurricane protection, and your screens will provide the area with shade. The Florida sun can be brutal, so just a few degrees can make an outside day much more enjoyable.
If screens aren’t the best option for your home, our team will assist you through the entire process. Even if you just need advice on color choices for shutters!
Remember, it’s always better to be safer than sorry for your health, so stay protected this hurricane season.
Contact West Shore Construction online or give us a call at 727-488-8182 for anymore more information. If you can’t decide on the product that’s best for you our staff is more than happy to talk with you and advise which option is best. Our team is committed to keeping the clearwater community stays safe during storms. So whether you’re interested in protecting your home with hurricane windows, motorized hurricane screens, fabric, or shutters, you’re guaranteed a durable, long-lasting product that will keep you safe.
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