During storms, or when hurricanes are advancing, you can lower or close our Bahama shutters or Colonial shutters to provide further hurricane storm protection for your window openings. Our company’s storm products are Florida Building Code approved.
Traditionally, Colonial shutters, Bermuda shutters, or Bahama shades were made from wood. Wood lacks the required strength and durability to withstand time and the Florida climate. At West Shore Construction, our locally manufactured Bahama shutters, and Colonials shutters are made with extruded aluminum with welded corners. This way, the entire unit acts as a single, durable edging.
All frame mitered joints are honed, and the frame is powder-coated. The result is a durable, long-lasting shutter that looks like the most suitable wood. For openings that are not suitable for screens, we offer hurricane fabric for doors and porches. This accommodates all your home openings with complete storm and hurricane protection.
Hurricane Fabric Offers an Alternative For Openings That Won’t Accommodate Bahama Shutters
Some openings on your home will not accommodate Bermuda or Colonial storm shutters. A simple and extremely effective form of protection for those areas is the use of hurricane fabric.
This opening protection not only meets but exceeds the requirements of Florida building codes for category five hurricanes, and the fabric panels are easy to install in most applications when storms approach Tampa Bay, Clearwater, and St Petersburg.
Hurricane Fabric panels are custom made for each opening, and attachment points and fasteners are professionally installed just like the shutters, so they meet the building code wind requirements for your area.
Maintaining Bahama Shutters
What allows you to change the angle of your shutters is two thumbscrews. To prevent the thumbscrews from seizing against the collars of your shutters, you need to remove them twice a year and use a product called “Never Seize.”
It’s also good to make sure your shutters are functional year-round. Even when it’s off-season for hurricanes, you want to make sure everything functions correctly, so you don’t get caught up when a hurricane does come.
When cleaning your shutters, just remove any debris and wipe them clean with soap and water. Remember NOT to use any abrasive brushes or cleaners. The aluminum will get damaged, so soft brushes and soaps are very important.
“Hurricane Shutters Near Me”
The most important part of your hurricane preparation is not to start too late. Now with the world moving to new technology, all you have to do is ask Alexa, Ask Google or your Bixby “hurricane shutters near me.”
With hurricane shutters, they are many different colors and styles and provide you with the style and security you need. Hurricane shutters are your first line of defense when a storm is approaching. Make sure that you are prepared and call now (727) 488-8182.