Living in The Villages has many advantages, but hurricane protection is one of the first things a homeowner should tend to. We have also written a hurricane protection guide to help prepare for the next hurricane. When it comes to purchasing new or upgrading existing property protection elements, the professionals at West Shore Construction are the ones to turn to for top-of-the-line products and services.

Hurricane Protection Options

There are many ways to shore up your home against a Florida tropical storm. Some solutions are unsightly, while others are aesthetically pleasing and add value to your home. We would like to introduce you to some attractive choices such as Bahama and Colonial Shutters, Motorized Screens, and Accordion Shutters.

All these methods of safeguarding your home are easy to operate and will not detract from its beauty. Additionally, investing in hurricane protection for your home in The Villages will produce savings benefits with your homeowner’s insurance. Each alternative is constructed with the highest quality materials and meets Florida Building Code standards.

Firstly, let us consider Bahama and Colonial shutters, which are mounted exteriorly around your windows. They are durable, have a beautiful powder coat finish, and are available in a wide variety of colors to match the exterior of your home. Our shutters are made of extruded aluminum. Extruded aluminum gives these attractive shutters extra resilience to deflect projectiles during a squall, not only this but they do not rust. Shutter components are welded for added toughness while retaining their allure.

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Bahama Shutters

Bahama shutters offer your home the feel of old Caribbean charm. They are mounted to the top of the window opening and hinge down. This form of hurricane protection is easy for a single person to operate in just a few moments.

Not only do Bahama shutters offer you protection from gale-force winds, water, and flying debris in The Villages but they also provide other benefits. These shutters also afford privacy. Because of the construction and angle of these shutters, you can see out but passersby cannot see in. They can also save you energy costs as they filter light and heat from the sun.

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Colonial shutters present old-world classic charm; and indeed are one of the most widely used decorative elements for home exteriors. Side-hinged and mounted alongside the window, Colonial shutters are operated easily and quickly.  West Shore Construction produces Colonial shutters with the strength and resilience to withstand tropical weather in The Villages without losing their appeal. Besides protection from the storm, these shutters also offer protection from prying eyes. Like Bahama shutters, Colonial shutters filter light and heat as well.

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Motorized Hurricane Shutters for The Villages

As with all of West Shore Constructions’ hurricane protection solutions, retractable hurricane screens protect your outdoor living spaces and other areas of your home from flying missiles produced by Florida storms. Additionally, they limit damage from wind and water. They are perfect for large open areas such as:

  • Patios
  • Balconies
  • Double and sliding glass doors

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Retractable screens are discrete and do not take away from the appeal of your outdoor space. They operate with the click of a button offering shade, privacy, and hurricane protection.

Motorized screens for shade

The Florida sun in The Villages can be fun but there is a time when the shade is blessed and welcome. When enjoying an outdoor space such as your balcony or patio, the sun can become glaring. In such an instance, lowering your power screen to whatever height you desire will provide shade from the sun. Filtering the sunlight will save you money in energy costs by lowering the temperature a few degrees.

Motorized screens for insects

Florida and mosquitos can be synonymous; however, these pests do not have to interfere with the enjoyment of your outdoor living spaces. When the bugs start to intrude, your motorized screen can be lowered in seconds keeping the insects out and the fun in.

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Accordion Shutters

Accordion shutters offer protection, are easy to use, and are an affordable choice for hurricane protection for your home in The Villages. This is one of the most familiar storm safety products in Florida. At West Shore Construction, accordion shutters are made from aluminum, which is tough and flexible, the best combination for repelling flying objects during a Florida storm.

Folding in on themselves accordion-style, these shutters stack neatly against either side of the opening, for instance, the sliding glass door. When terrible weather is approaching The Villages, deployment is simple and may be done by one person. Pull each side of the accordion to meet in the center of the opening, snap them into place, and lock them together.

Accordion shutters require some simple maintenance:

  1. Operate your hurricane protection shutters once a month. It is important to make sure they are in good working order and ready for use at a minute’s notice.
  2. Remove debris and leaves, and wash with soapy water.
  3. Twice a year spray your shutter’s moving parts with a silicone lubricant.

One of the greatest benefits of accordion hurricane shutters is that they are not only perfect for windows and doors but also for larger openings notably verandas, garages, and balconies.

Consult with West Shore Construction

As you can see, there are a plethora of options for securing your home against tropical gales in The Villages. Call us at 727-488-8182 for a free consultation. An expert will take the time to understand your lifestyle, your needs, and your budget. Our goal is to design the best hurricane protection solution for your home.

At West Shore Construction we guarantee our work and promise quality in our materials, construction, and installation. We want you to love the finished product and proudly enjoy your home for years to come.

We also offer our customers in The Villages polycarbonate panels for hurricane protection & interior and exterior painting and remodeling, as well as other services. If you would like to send us an online message, we will gladly respond to you as soon as possible.

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